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Gluten-Free Chinese Food

Recipes for a Chinese Celebration: Appetizers, Main Course, Desserts


Updated January 23, 2009

Luckily for us, About.com's Food and Cooking Guides have posted a lot of recipes for gluten-free Chinese dishes. In fact, far more gluten-free Chinese recipes are on About.com than I can link to from this page. Take a look at these, and then try searching for some on your own. Just remember to use gluten-free tamari instead of soy sauce, and make sure your other condiments are gluten-free as well.

If you’re not familiar with Chinese cooking techniques, take a look at the 25 Basic Tips for Cooking Chinese Food posted by Rhonda Parkinson, our Guide to Chinese Food.

Pearl Balls

What makes this appetizer stand out are the grains of glutinous rice (also called sweet or sticky rice), which turn a pearly color when cooked.

Lettuce Wraps

These flavorful lettuce wraps make a great appetizer or main dish.

Quick and Easy Pineapple Fried Rice

An easy dish for busy weeknights. Serves 2 as a main dish, or 4 to 6 as a side dish.

Salt and Pepper Shrimp

Spicy salt and pepper shrimp makes an excellent appetizer or main course. Although this is a Cantonese dish, it is sometimes made with Szechuan Salt and Pepper Mix.

Low-Carb Moo Shu Chicken

A recipe for a low-carb moo shu chicken with a sugar-free plum sauce.

Easy Orange Chicken Stir-Fry

Made with chile paste and orange juice, this recipe is great to made after work.

Chinese Black Sea Bass

This is a good recipe for cooks who are new to Chinese cooking or just want a recipe for baked fish (instead of steaming or pan-frying, two more traditional Chinese cooking methods).

Asian Broccoli Stir Fry

Who doesn't love broccoli Chinese-style broccoli? This broccoli goes with almost any meal.

Asian Noodle Dish With Pork

This noodle dish can be made with low-carb shirataki noodles or tofu noodles, or with rice noodles. Chicken can be used in place of the pork.

Chinese Seaweed

The seaweed in this recipe is actually bok choy that has been deep-fried just until it turns crispy.
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