Top Rated Soybean Recipes
Roasted rainbow carrots are complemented by tarragon oil, almonds, dried apricots, and a brown sugar vinaigrette.Recipe courtesy of Chef Lance Knowling
Try this Latin-inspired side dish that goes well with fish, chicken, and steak. Cilantro adds a refreshing herbal flavor to the rice, while a little poblano pepper is blended in for some kick. It's an easy recipe that's sure to please everyone at the table.See all recipes with cilantro.
Traditional chicken wings pale in comparison to these super spicy grilled wings. Start marinating the wings 30 minutes before you want to eat and serve with a simple blue cheese dipping sauce. Recipe courtesy of Ocean Catering Company.
Any trip to Taiwan requires at least one bowl of traditional beef noodle soup; the stew, beef, and often handmade noodles are just a bit spicy, occasionally too salty, and always, always filling enough to fuel another three hours (minimum) wandering through night markets.Click here to see The Slow Cooker Challenge. Click here for more of the 101 Best Slow Cooker Recipes
Think dim sum with a fiery twist. With minced jalapeño, Sriracha, and ketchup, the sauce for these dumplings packs a pretty decent wallop that marries well with the savory pork filling. These are perfect for passing around at a party.See all dumpling recipes.
The 8 Best Soy Sauces in 2021
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We’re all familiar with soy sauce from the little packets that arrive with carry-out and the bottles that are always on the tables of Chinese restaurants. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg of the soy sauce story. Just like hot sauces or mustards, there are a wide variety of soy sauces with different flavors and different uses. They can be paired with specific dishes, or you can just pick your favorite one—or two or three—to keep on hand for cooking, for dipping, and for drizzling over foods. From mass-market brands to artisanal, there’s a soy sauce for everyone.
Here, the best soy sauces on the market.
10 of Real Simple's Favorite Anti-Inflammatory Recipes That'll Make You Feel Better Than Ever
There are endless benefits to following an anti-inflammatory diet, from decreasing chronic indigestion and persistent body aches to lowering your risk of serious conditions like cancer, fibromyalgia, Alzheimer's, arthritis, and heart disease. If you're new to the subject, inflammation simply refers to your body&rsquos natural process of fending off things that could be harmful&mdashinjuries, infections&mdashin an attempt to heal itself. Acute inflammation, like a bruise or mild swelling, is normal. But chronic inflammation can be detrimental to our health.
Thankfully, fighting chronic inflammation isn't rocket science. The easiest way to reduce your body&rsquos inflammation is to simply start eating more whole foods and fewer processed foods. There are a handful of foods&mdashberries, avocado, olive oil, fatty fish, green tea, broccoli, and more&mdashthat contain even more powerful, inflammation-fighting nutrients than most. Here, a collection of our favorite family-friendly Real Simple recipes that contain many of the most effective anti-inflammatory ingredients you'll find. And not that you even had to ask, but we promise they're all incredibly delicious.
- 4 cups of cooked soybeans (you can substitute other beans for part of the soybeans or use 1 cup of cooked mixed vegetables in place of 1 cup of soybeans)
- ¾ cup of catsup
- ¼ cup of mustard
- ¼ cup of molasses
- 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon of chili powder
- ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
- a dash of Worcestershire sauce
To make this high-protein baked bean dish, combine the beans with the sauce ingredients and bake, covered, in a loaf pan in a 300-degrees-Fahrenheit oven for 2 to 3 hours. (For a sweeter, less spicy sauce, you might want to omit the chili powder and increase the sugar to ¼ cup.)
Must-Try Instant Pot Recipes
There are so many reasons to love your Instant Pot — like all these mouthwatering recipes that were made just for the trendy, all-in-one appliance.
Photo By: Heather Ramsdell
Recipes for Your All-in-One Tool
By now you've probably heard the buzz about the Instant Pot ® , the slow cooker, pressure cooker and stove-top stand-in all wrapped into one compact appliance. It's one thing to go out and purchase the new tool of the moment, but it's another to put it to good use. If you decide to jump on the bandwagon, here are a few easy, comforting meals to set you down the right path.
Instant Pot Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Traditional, slow-cooked pulled pork can take up to 8 hours to cook, but when you use the saute setting, you'll be able to produce this juicy, fork-tender batch in just under two hours.
5-Ingredient Instant Pot Mac and Cheese
This macaroni for this creamy, kid-friendly dish cooks up in just four minutes when using the pressure-cook setting. And after it's been gobbled up, you'll only have one pot to clean!
Instant Pot Greek Chicken Bowls
The flavors of the Mediterranean are cooked up in 30 minutes in an Instant Pot® for a quick and filling, souvlaki-inspired weeknight dinner.
Instant Pot Carnitas
The great thing about these one-pot carnitas is that you don't have to wait all day for the perfect taco.
Instant Pot Chicken Adobo
This simplified version of a traditional Filipino comfort food was meant for your Instant Pot ® . The pressure cook setting prepares it in no time and best of all, there's only one pot to clean up.
Instant Pot Indian Shrimp Biriyani
The multi-cooker makes this dish an easy clean-up &mdash the shrimp and spices are first sauteed in the pot, then the rice is cooked using the pressure-cook function. The result is a super-quick, flavor-packed dinner that's perfect for a weeknight.
Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
Didn't know your Instant Pot ® could handle a whole chicken? Well, it can! And you'll have soul-soothing bowls of chicken noodle soup in only 45 minutes.
Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore
Traditionally, this dish takes hours to cook in the oven. Our Instant Pot® version is ready in a fraction of the time and is made entirely in the pot &ndash hello, easy clean-up! The chicken is fall-off-the-bone tender and the tomato sauce has the perfect smoky kick, thanks to the bacon.
Instant Pot Pasta Marinara
This set-it-and-forget-it pasta dish couldn't be easier or more satisfying. You'll be proud to say the tomato sauce is from scratch &mdash and the whole thing only takes 10 minutes of work!
Instant Pot Chicken Posole
Thanks to your Instant Pot, the slow-cooked flavors of this Mexican soup are fully developed in just two hours.
Instant Pot Butter Chicken
This dish is beloved for a reason &mdash it's warm, comforting and flavorful. And since there's no need to marinate the chicken first, it's perfect for a last-minute dinner.
Instant Pot Creamy Ranch Chicken Pasta
The internet loves this ready-in-a-hurry dish, but too many versions are overly soupy or have curdled sauces. Our version uses chicken thighs, and we stir them into the cheese mixture after it is cooked to creamy, tangy perfection.
Instant Pot Mini Frittatas
Make a quick and delicious brunch appetizer or snack with your Instant Pot®.
Instant Pot Beef Stew
This isn't your Grandma's beef stew: The Instant Pot (a slow cooker, pressure cooker and stove-top stand-in, all in one) makes this hearty dish a weeknight possibility.
Instant Pot Soy-Ginger Salmon
Frozen salmon will cook very quickly and beautifully in the Instant Pot. We took advantage of the pressure-cooker function, which can infuse so much flavor, by adding savory ingredients like soy sauce and lime.
Instant Pot Black Bean Soup
Thanks to your new appliance, the beans for this creamy soup don't need to be soaked overnight. And they cook, under pressure, for just 1 hour. If you don't have an immersion blender, you can puree the beans in batches in a regular blender (but take care, they will be hot).
Instant Pot Lemon Frozen Chicken with Orzo
Once you unlock the secret of cooking frozen chicken in an Instant Pot, the possibilities for variations become endless.
Instant Pot Taco Night
Everyone's favorite night of the week just got easier. The Instant Pot® is the perfect tool for when you've forgotten to defrost your ground beef ahead of time.
Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash with Marinara
This might be the easiest way to cook spaghetti squash &mdash pierce a whole squash all over with a fork, then cook it in a pressure cooker until perfectly tender. It cooks in a fraction of the time it would take in the oven, and there's no need to struggle with cutting the sturdy squash beforehand.
Instant Pot Pozole Rojo
In Mexican pozolerias you're given the choice of 8 to 12 different toppings and every person can customize their bowls. Put out a selection of garnishes and let your guests do the same.
Instant Pot Korean-Style Short Ribs
No need to fire up the grill for this sticky, meaty dish. With the Instant Pot ® , finger-licking short ribs are ready in no time. If you miss that charred flavor, a quick trip under the broiler will satisfy.
Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings
Comforting chicken and dumplings come together at lightning speed thanks to the Instant Pot®, in this perfect addition to your weeknight dinner arsenal.
Instant Pot Pot Roast
Searing and pressure cooking your pot roast in a versatile Instant Pot ® helps you get that fall-apart-tender meat quicker than you would with a traditional recipe.
Instant Pot Sunday Sauce
Your Sundays are now free! No more standing over the stove babysitting Sunday supper. This sauce is fully loaded with pork, beef, sausage and meatballs, and is sure to become a family tradition that won't leave you short on time to relax and enjoy Sunday Funday.
Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup
Get the flavor of a slow simmered squash soup in half the time using an Instant Pot® multi-cooker.
Instant Pot Moroccan Chicken
Looking for a meal to warm you up from the inside out? With spices like cinnamon, turmeric, ginger and coriander, this family-friendly chicken dish will certainly do the trick.
Instant Pot Indian Spicy Eggplant
Inspired by the flavorful eggplant dish bhartha, this easy version skips the lengthy roasting and peeling steps and instead uses an instant pot to pre-cook the eggplant in 20 minutes.
Instant Pot Keto Mediterranean Chicken
This keto-friendly chicken is bursting with Mediterranean flavors, marrying heart-healthy olive oil, briny olives, and rich and creamy Greek yogurt.
Instant Pot Tex-Mex Beef Stew
This 5-star stew gets its Tex-Mex flair from chili powder, cumin, coriander and smoked paprika. And don't leave out the cinnamon &mdash it adds warm notes you never even knew your beef stew needed.
Instant Pot Salmon with Garlic Potatoes and Greens
You'll feel like a chef when you serve this salmon dinner, complete with garlicky smashed potatoes and warm greens. A little lemon zest and paprika go a long way in flavoring this quick and easy meal.
Instant Pot Whole30 Chicken Tikka Masala
You can have a flavorful and tender Chicken Masala in 10 minutes in your Instant Pot® while sticking to your Whole30 diet plan.
Instant Pot Hawaiian Pulled Chicken Sandwiches
For a taste of the tropics, serve pulled chicken sandwiches with a hint of pineapple, and top them off with a cool and crunchy slaw that packs a flavor surprise: coconut!
20-Minute Instant Pot Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl with Frozen Spinach and Tzatziki
The flavors of this easy quinoa bowl will take you straight to the Mediterranean, thanks to the homemade tzatziki, crumbled feta, fresh grape tomatoes and squeeze of lemon. Not to mention, the whole dish will be on your dinner table in 20 minutes flat, thanks to the Instant Pot!
Baked Potatoes with Broccoli and Cheddar
This hearty and wholesome weeknight dinner will please both kids and grown-ups, and it's made entirely in the Instant Pot ® .
Instant Pot Dulce de Leche
A super-fast way to make dulce de leche in a multi-cooker. And no stirring necessary.
Instant Pot Steamed Rice
Take the guesswork out of rice and use your Instant Pot ® to make it foolproof.
Instant Pot Polenta
No more being chained to the stove, stirring incessantly, on polenta night. Now you can combine it all, and it's done in no time.
Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast
We took the viral, melt-in-your-mouth Mississippi pot roast and made it in an Instant Pot® multi-cooker, cutting the overall cook time by more than half. The ranch seasoning and sliced pepperoncini provide just the right amount of spice and tang. The result is a flavorful, fork-tender dish you can make any night of the week.
Instant Pot Pulled Chicken
Even if you didn't take anything out for dinner tonight, you can still serve up this saucy pulled chicken in under an hour. Frozen chicken breasts cook quickly and easily in an Instant Pot ® .
Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore
This one-pot meal is an easy twist on the hearty classic. Filled with sauteed onions and mushrooms, garlic, diced tomatoes, and chicken, it's as good for the family as it is for company.
Instant Pot Caribbean Chicken and Rice
Jerk seasoning flavors the rice and sauteed peppers as well as the chicken in this recipe. Serve with lime wedges for an extra kick.
Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs
Want a foolproof way to make perfect hard-boiled eggs? Try your Instant Pot®! Quick, perfectly set, creamy yolks every time, without any hassle.
Instant Pot Chicken Panzanella
The rich flavors of the cooking liquid are soaked into toasted bread cubes, which get tossed with winter's best greens for a quick weeknight dinner.
Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage
Love a traditional St. Patrick's Day dinner &ndash but don't love how long it takes to make one? Here is the perfect solution: An easy express route to feasting that uses your pressure cooker.
Instant Pot Yogurt
All you need is two simple ingredients to make creamy, delicious yogurt in your Instant Pot®. For extra flavor, add mix-ins of your choice &ndash the options are endless!
Instant Pot Indian Dal
This vibrantly spiced red lentil stew comes together quickly and easily.
Instant Pot Hummus
You will never again use canned chickpeas to make hummus after you try this easy no-soak, from-scratch version in the Instant Pot® multi-cooker. The dried beans get super tender in just under an hour and whip up into the creamiest hummus ever.
Instant Pot Keto Chili
Now you can have a meaty and well-rounded chili with a slow-simmer taste cooked in less than half the time in your Instant Pot®.
20-Minute Instant Pot Salmon and Rice Bowl
This fresh, healthful and flavorful meal comes together perfectly in 20 minutes. The rice is seasoned with a bit of vinegar and sugar to mimic sushi rice and the salmon is steamed, so it stays moist and delicate. Make sure you let the pot rest for the full 8 minutes so the the rice has time to absorb all the liquid it needs.
Instant Pot Shrimp and Grits
No stovetop needed for this comfort food classic. Thanks to the Instant Pot ® , this dish keeps the soul of Southern cooking with just a fraction of the work it would normally take.
Shortcut Instant Pot Lasagna
A classic lasagna cooked in just 25 minutes is the perfect weeknight dinner.
Instant Pot Egg Loaf
When that egg salad craving hits, this hack makes it easy to prepare a batch of perfectly cooked hard-boiled eggs for chopping, no ice bath or peeling required. One more reason to love your pressure cooker.
Instant Pot Beef Pho
Beef pho is one of the most beloved dishes in Vietnam but its famous spice-laced stock can take up to 12 hours to make. By using a multicooker, we cut the time down to just over 3 hours (and much of that time is hands-off) without sacrificing any flavor. Don't be nervous about serving the pho with raw sirloin &mdash the hot, steamy stock cooks the beef just enough so that it is meltingly tender.
Instant Pot Shrimp Risotto
Achieve the taste of slow-cooked risotto that taste like you've been attending to for half an hour, without ever stirring. Your Instant Pot does all the hard work and you can take the credit for a restaurant-worthy meal that takes almost no effort.
Meal Prep Instant Pot Shredded Chicken
Cook a couple of pounds of chicken at the start of the week, shred it up, and you have the base for an infinite number of quick and easy meals. This version of the meal prep staple (usually so bland, so blah) is so flavorful, you don't need to do much-- or really anything-- to dress it up. But if you want to, we have plenty of ideas.
Instant Pot Chili
A touch of coffee adds depth to this simple but nuanced under-an-hour chili.
Instant Pot Bacony Refried Beans
Refried beans without the frying makes this the perfect side dish for any fiesta. With your Instant Pot®, you can start from dried beans but skip the soaking step and skip the hours of cooking but still get velvety, bacony beans.
Instant Pot Coconut Chicken
Spice up your weeknight dinner game with boneless, skinless chicken thighs cooked with soy sauce and vinegar in the Instant Pot a little bit of unsweetened coconut milk added in at the end makes for a super creamy sauce that you'll want all over a side of jasmine rice.
Instant Pot Whiskey and Honey Glazed Ham
Never serve dry ham again! Your Instant Pot® will infuse your ham with honey, Dijon and whiskey in literally minutes.
Instant Pot Mulled Wine
The Instant Pot® makes quick work of infusing holiday spices into your wine. Set to keep warm and serve this festive beverage straight from the pot at your next party!
Instant Pot Chicken with Quinoa, Pistachios and Apricots
This is going to be your new go-to healthy weeknight dinner. Full of protein and fiber, this dish is light, yet satisfying. The heat of the chile and ginger balance out the sweetness of the apricot, and the pistachios provide a pleasant crunch.
Instant Pot Chicken Marbella
This classic dinner party dish is made from start to finish in the multi-cooker. Briny capers and olives marry with dried apricots and a touch of brown sugar for the perfect blend of sweet and savory.
Instant Pot Brunswick Stew
This traditional Southern stew is the perfect combination of delicious tomato broth, hearty vegetables and rich luscious meat. While it's not as thick as many stews, it's one recipe that's sure to fill even the hungriest bellies.
Instant Pot Fall-off-the-Bone Chicken
Now you can have a whole chicken on your table &mdash tender enough to fall of the bone and ready to serve &mdash in under an hour. If you want extra roasted flavor, try browning the chicken breast and back first on the high saute setting until golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes.
Instant Pot Pasta
What's the saying about a watched pot? If you don't feel like waiting for water to boil, here is your solution for perfectly cooked al dente pasta, ready in no time.
Instant Pot Rack o' Ribs Sandwich
A touch of chipotle adds smokiness to these ribs, like what you'd get on the grill. A quick broil at the end creates extra char and concentrates the flavors of the barbecue sauce.
Instant Pot Brown Rice Pilaf
This easy side dish is made from start to finish in your Instant Pot. The saute function allows you to soften the mushrooms before adding the rice, infusing the dish with tons of flavor.
Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
No need to heat up a big pot of water &mdash and your kitchen in the process &mdash just to enjoy some fresh summer corn. Cooking corn in a pressure cooker with minimal water allows the flavor to shine through, and it couldn't be easier. Serve simply with butter, salt and pepper.
Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto
This creamy risotto gets its rich flavor from leeks, wild mushrooms and white wine. Best of all, you can add the broth all at once &mdash no standing at the stove and stirring throughout!
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
These super creamy mashed potatoes could not be any easier &mdash no dicing or draining required. This is a great make-ahead recipe at any time of the year, but it's especially fitting around the holidays.
Instant Pot Saag Paneer
Using fresh baby spinach &mdash cooked quickly in a pressure cooker &mdash instead of frozen elevates this creamy and spicy Indian comfort food.
Instant Pot Lentil-Veggie Burgers with Slaw
Here's a simple and well-balanced veggie burger that won't break the bank. Tender Instant Pot® lentils and roasted sweet potato and mushrooms come together in a satisfying patty that's served piled high with creamy, tangy coleslaw.
Instant Pot Blueberry Corn Muffin Bites
These mini muffin bites quickly come together in your Instant Pot®, thanks to corn muffin mix and a silicone egg bites mold. With only five ingredients and thirty minutes to spare, you can have a delicious blueberry muffin at the ready for breakfast or snack time.
Instant Pot Split Pea Soup
Just heat the broth and vegetables in the pot, then secure the lid and set to pressure according to the manufacturer's instructions. In 15 minutes, you'll have four comforting servings. Ladle them out for dinner or stick them in the fridge for easy lunches.
20-Minute Instant Pot Spaghetti with Sausage Meatballs
You'll be amazed at how quickly this spaghetti with sausage meatballs comes together, thanks to the Instant Pot! Rolling prepared Italian sausage into balls makes for a simple and flavorful meatball -- no additional ingredients required. Plus, the tomato puree, garlic and fresh basil provides a smooth, delicious sauce without any extra work. Enjoy with an extra sprinkle of grated Parmesan for a quick and easy meal.
Instant Pot Chicken with Rice and Peas
Chicken thighs, rice and peas cook up in less than an hour for a weeknight dinner that&rsquos sure to please.
Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers
You can make hearty stuffed peppers without the long bake time, thanks to your Instant Pot! Just build the ground beef and rice filling in the Instant Pot itself, then stuff into large bell peppers and pressure-cook until perfectly tender. Finish off with some extra-sharp Cheddar and chopped parsley for a great weeknight meal.
Instant Pot Pork Loin with Carrots and Onions
Pork Loin is so lean that it's often overcooked and turns out dry --but not with the Instant Pot. After just thirty minutes, you have tender and juicy pork in a rich, savory sauce. Serve with mashed potatoes for a quick and easy comfort meal.
Instant Pot Caramelized Onions
Caramelized onions typically require a great deal of attention and time, as the low and slow cooking provide a perfectly tender and golden brown result. But thanks to the Instant Pot®, this typically labor-intensive recipe because an achievable weeknight dish. These sweet and jammy onions are the perfect accompaniment to sandwiches, grain bowls and more.
Instant Pot Cola-Braised Short Ribs
With the help of an Instant Pot® and some cola, these saucy short ribs will give you that "braised all day" flavor and tenderness in just under two hours. The acidity of the cola not only helps tenderize the beef, but also rounds out the spices and balances the dish.
16 Super Delicious (and Easy) Asian Food Recipes
Kimchi fried rice, chana masala, satay chicken recipes and so much more.
In these trying times of pandemic-related violence, many Asian people are drawing strength from their vibrant cultures, especially their culinary traditions. From cooking signature foods like Korean barbecue and Chinese hot pot, both of which have origins that date back for centuries, to watching Asian chefs compete on Top Chef, to seeing successful Asian restaurateurs expand their reach, Asian people have found pride in their food for ages and will continue to do so.
Asian cuisine, both traditional and fusion, is so diverse and all so yummy. Many people frequent Asian-owned restaurants (and we encourage you to continue to do so!) , but cooking your favorite Asian foods at home is easy and can be a fun experience for you and the whole family. Asian cuisines use simple cooking methods and familiar ingredients like chicken, pork, ground turkey and rice. There are also healthy tofu recipes that vegetarians can enjoy. Best of all, these simple Asian recipes can even take as little as 30 minutes or less to make.
Because Asian food is endlessly rich and diverse, consider this a beginner&rsquos guide that will ease you into cooking authentic Asian cuisine. A note about the Asian ingredients you&rsquoll see in these recipes: You can find them at your local Asian grocery store or in the Asian aisle of your usual food shopping location. You can also easily buy ingredients online and have them shipped to you. With these cooking tips, you can try easy Asian recipes that include cuisines from Korea, China, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, India and more. These recipes will show you that Asian food is much more than just rice, noodles and stir-fry. Come and celebrate Asian culture with culinary appreciation.
8 Best Tofurky Recipes to Serve Instead of Turkey This Thanksgiving
When planning your Thanksgiving menu, one thing tends to be top of mind: the turkey. If you and your whole family eat meat, then the plan is simple: pick a recipe and make it. But if you or your loved ones are vegan or vegetarian, then each year you need to decide what to make instead.
The most popular alternative is tofurkey&mdashthe tofu-based substitute seasoned to resemble a boneless turkey breast. And while you technically can just roast and serve it as-is, do you really want to? We say no! There are numerous ways to dress up a standard tofurkey so it's far more festive and tasty. Check out the following best tofurky recipes: although they're all pretty easy, each has a delicious spin on the dish&mdashlike caramelized onions or mushroom stuffing.
If you can't think of what to pair with this meatless main dish, you can still accompany these tofurky recipes with all of your favorite Thanksgiving sides, which are all vegan-friendly, of course. Whether you prefer cranberry sauce and sweet potato casserole or salads packed with vegetables and the most delicious stuffings, you can easily serve any side with these tofurky ideas. What's more, we think meat eaters and vegetarians alike will definitely enjoy these dishes. After you and your family are done eating, treat yourself to traditional Thanksgiving desserts like apple and pumpkin pies and watch a classic Thanksgiving movie. Whatever you choose, these tofurky recipes prove you don't need meat to have a delicious Thanksgiving dinner.
Want to keep things simple and classic? This roasted tofurky recipe features kitchen staples like oregano, rosemary, and thyme.
Get the tutorial at I Love Vegan.
SHOP BAKING DISHES
Stuffing isn't the only way to make your tofurky flavorful. We suggest you also get creative with the seasoning too!
Get the recipe at Meet the Shannons.
A tofurky that looks as good as this one deserves an equally tasty topper. This recipe is finished with caramelized onions and dried cherries.
Get the recipe at Florida Coastal Cooking.
Skip the premade roast and make this protein-packed version instead. It's full of spinach, mushrooms, brown rice, and lentils.
Get the recipe at Full of Plants.
Channel your inner Julia Child with this dish, since it was inspired by her! Topped with lemons and herbs de Provence, the recipe is delightfully seasoned and will appeal to any French food lovers.
Get the recipe at Meet the Shannons.
Of course, tofurky isn't exempt from being used in a comfort food dish. Dice it up and add it into a hearty pot pie for those cold fall days.
Get the recipe at Go Dairy Free.
This dish incorporates one of our favorite kitchen appliances: the slow cooker. It also uses tasty maple syrup for the perfect sweet and savory Thanksgiving gravy.
Get the recipe at Healthy Slow Cooking.
If you feel like creating something a little more challenging and elevated, try this tofurky roulade. Each layer is filled with delicious mushrooms and spices.
12 Asian Recipes That Have No Soy (. ) but Still Taste Amaze
Eating soy-free while craving Chinese are two things that don&rsquot exactly mix. Even soy-free options are risky in the back kitchen, a chance those with allergies can&rsquot be taking. Instead, take matters into your own hands. We&rsquove rounded up 12 soy-free recipes that definitely rival your favorite Chinese take-out spot. They&rsquoll take you just as long as delivery usually takes on a Sunday night, and chances are, they&rsquore a whole lot healthier for you.
1. Chinese Cashew Chicken
Cashew chicken is always on the top of the list for Chinese takeout because that nutty-sweet combination is pretty unforgettable. But instead of collecting take-out containers, you&rsquoll be surprised how much better it feels to make the staple meal at home instead. This recipe is totally gluten-free too.
2. Orange Sriracha Chicken
We&rsquove never met a drumstick we didn&rsquot like, but these sweet, sticky, and slightly fiery ones are definitely the crowd-pleaser you&rsquore after. Soy-free eaters can slather as much sauce as they&rsquod like on top&mdashit&rsquos made with orange juice, honey, Sriracha, ghee, and coconut aminos (the ideal soy sauce substitute for any gluten-free or Paleo folks).
3. Sesame Ginger Salmon
Pan-searing salmon is always an immediate yes, but give us a glaze this good to dress it in and we&rsquoll never feast our eyes on another recipe again. You&rsquoll need coconut aminos (to keep this soy-free), honey, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, and a splash of vinegar. Did we mention this recipe takes 20 minutes, tops?
4. Cucumber Sesame Salad
We couldn&rsquot think up a better light and airy salad to meal-prep for lunch. Before you get there, you&rsquoll need to grab zucchini and cucumbers (for the noodles) garlic and sesame oil, and then mint and jalapeño to garnish when the time comes to dig in.
5. One-Pan Shrimp and Green Beans in Chinese Garlic Sauce
When the take-out cravings hit, soy-free eaters will definitely want to pull this recipe out of their back pocket. We were already sold on the sounds of this garlic sauce, but the recipe also only calls for one pan. I&rsquoll do cleanup if you cook?
6. Beef With Broccoli
We love our meals doused in sesame garlic sauce as much as the next person, especially when it&rsquos made this simple. Soy-free folks can now get in on the Chinese restaurant classic too. You&rsquoll need to pick up flank steak, coconut aminos, sesame oil, raw apple cider vinegar, broccoli, fish sauce, ginger, scallions, tapioca, and coconut oil to make the magic happen as many times as you want.
7. Balsamic-Glazed Asian Zucchini Noodles
This one is all about that sweet, sweet sauce. On the bill to make it is balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, coconut aminos, and hot sauce all thrown together on the stove to perfection. You&rsquoll be frying up your noodles in a tablespoon of sesame seed oil. Don&rsquot be alarmed by arrowroot flour&mdashyou can easily sub it out for tapioca flour, which you can snag at most large retailers like Walmart and Amazon these days.
8. Asian Meatballs Noodle Bowl
Making meatballs is always a treat because you can use your hands. You&rsquoll be making some mean turkey ones here, mixed with green onion and a special sauce: honey, sesame oil, coconut aminos, ginger, garlic, and tapioca starch to tie it all together. Throw them over a bed of zoodles and consider dinner made.
9.Paleo Asian Coleslaw
A good slaw can do wonders for the dinner table. This one is all about textures (and colors) with a few simple veggies&mdashcabbage, red bell pepper, shredded carrots, and a nice crunch from the toasted cashews. What you won&rsquot find is any soy&mdashjust coconut aminos, fish sauce, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger for elevated taste.
10. Asian Chicken Poppers
You don&rsquot need soy sauce to successfully dunk Asian poppers, and this recipe proves that. These babies are packed with flavor thanks to a simple medley of coconut aminos, garlic, ginger, and red and green onion. To make things even easier when shopping, substitute coconut flour for cassava flour, the gluten-free alternative popping up literally everywhere.
11. Paleo Egg Rolls
Hoping to impress guests at a dinner party? Look no further than homemade vegan &ldquoegg&rdquo rolls. We thought we had to leave that to the masters, but this recipe is quick, and the ingredients are accessible. For the wrappers, you can opt for spring roll wraps instead, and your veggie options are endless. Stick to this lineup of green cabbage, carrots, zucchini, basil, and cilantro or shred up your favorites to add to the mix.
12. Cauliflower Fried Rice
Step away from the take-out menu! If you&rsquore soy-free, it&rsquos a tough task to order in without running the risk of a serious belly ache. This healthy take on a traditional fried rice has everything you could wish for from a Chinese restaurant, except it&rsquos somehow low-carb, gluten-free, Whole30, and Paleo-friendly.
Best Chinese Recipes
Ditch takeout for the fresher ingredients, healthier cooking techniques and customizable flavors of Chinese food made at home.
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Yangzhou Fried Rice
Ching's fried rice hails from the Yangzhou region of China, where dishes and flavors are light and fresh. To replicate her well-textured dish, start off with day-old white rice, and when stir-frying the eggs, use chopsticks to create evenly sized, meaty chunks. (Bonus Tip: Can't find the Chinese pork? Sub in honey-roasted ham instead.)
Transform any meal into a true feast by serving Peking duck. Several coats of a honey-soy glaze add layers of sweet, spicy flavor to this festive Chinese dish.
Perfect Pot Stickers
What makes Alton's pot stickers so perfect? A three-step cooking process – pan-frying, simmering in liquid, then warming in an oven – and making sure the wonton wrappers stay moist while prepping.
Beef with Broccoli
This quick-cooking takeout favorite takes only 10 minutes in a hot wok. Just stir-fry broccoli and thin-sliced sirloin in a sweet and salty honey-soy sauce mixture.
Healthy Sweet and Sour King Prawn Stir-Fry
Using just a few tablespoons of peanut oil, Ching-He gives her prawn stir-fry flavor with ginger, chiles, onions, pineapple and just a taste of honey for additional sweetness.
Sesame Ginger Chicken
Kelsey's crunchy sesame ginger chicken is smothered in a (slightly sticky) sweet and spicy sauce that's so addictive you'll want to retire that Chinese-takeout number you have on speed dial.
Golden Gate Chili Ribs
Hoisin and honey give Ching's Asian-inspired ribs a sweet base, while Chinese five-spice powder and Fresno chiles add a spicy kick to each bite.
True to its Sichuan roots, this dish gains much of its hot, numbing flavor from a spicy, salty bean paste known to be characteristic of the region. Tales abound as to where the tender tofu got its name, the most popular being that a “Ma Po” – or old woman with a pockmarked face – served the unique recipe to poorer workers on the outskirts of a highly trafficked merchant city.
Sweet and Sour Pork
For her healthy, balanced take on takeout, Ching trims pork loin steaks of fat and then coats the meat with a ground soybean and pepper mixture (instead of breadcrumbs). After searing them in a wok, she tops the pork loins with pineapple juice and lime mixture for that characteristic sweet-and-sour flavor.
Black Pepper Beef and Stir-Fry
To give carrots the thinness of bok choy, cabbage and sugar snap peas – and ensure that her vegetables cook evenly – Ching slices them into delicate ribbons using a potato peeler. She stir-fries them in a wok over high heat (adding a splash of cold water to steam and soften the ingredients) and then cooks the thick pieces of black-pepper-marinated beef. (Can't find Shaohsing rice wine? A dry sherry will do.)
Chicken Chow Mein
To make a really stand-out chow mein, start with high-quality noodles. Ching recommends using shi wheat flour noodles ("shi" means "thin" in Mandarin), which cook in only three minutes. Toss the noodles with crunchy vegetables and strips of spicy chicken in a wok for a few quick minutes and you've got yourself a "mein" dish that's as easy as it is healthy.
Fast Hot and Sour Noodle Soup
This Sichuan province-based dish is one of Ching's favorite soups, which gains its "sour" from black rice vinegar, its "hot" from plenty of chiles and an overall earthy flavor from shiitake mushrooms. Feel free to omit the chicken strips for a vegetarian preparation and add extra chiles if you want to amplify the heat.
Pork and Prawn Boiled Wontons
To fill wontons – the thinner-skinned version of Chinese dumplings – Ching mixes ground pork and shrimp with a medley of salty, nutty and bittersweet ingredients. Ching twists the dough into a peak to close the wontons and then simmers them in a wok half-filled with water for a much healthier preparation than frying.
5-Spice Pork Stir Fry with Mandarin Oranges
Though it may take a couple of hours to prepare, Kelsey's immensely flavorful pork stir-fry is well worth the wait. First she roasts pork loin with a sweet-and-tangy peach barbecue sauce (with ginger, garlic and soy Asian notes) and then stir-fries the cooked meat with a medley of vegetables and aromatic Chinese five-spice powder.
Beer Braised Szechuan Chicken Wings
Lee Anne Wong gives pub fare a fiery kick by braising chicken wings in a Szechuan peppercorn and dried chile-spiked ale before frying them the reduced braising sauce gives them a sticky, spicy finish.
Spicy Soy Ribs with Sweet and Sour Slaw
Ching infuses pork spareribs with all the flavors found in Chinese cooking – sweet, spicy, bitter and pungent – by marinating them in her secret sauce overnight. Make sure to follow her recipe carefully adding too much soy sauce will cause the meat to break down more than is desired.
Kelsey's top-rated dumplings recipe will rival your local takeout joint – and will cost you an arm and a leg less. Using just a few standard Asian pantry staples and ground pork, this recipe yields almost 40 dumplings – perfect for leftovers or freezing for an anytime treat.
Grilled Coconut Lobster
In order to infuse lobsters with Chinese and other Asian flavors, Ching prepares a complex sauce of chiles, lemongrass, ginger and shrimp paste mixed in peanut oil and coconut milk, then marinates the boiled lobsters in it for several hours before grilling.
General Tso's Chicken
While the Americanized version of this recipe typically calls for deep-fried chicken, Ching stir-fries her General Tso's chicken in a sweet and spicy sauce along with peanuts and scallions for a healthier (and more authentic) take on the recipe.
Shrimp Lo Mein
Stir-fried shrimp, assorted veggies and hearty egg noodles are generously coated in Kelsey’s salty and spicy sauce. Seasoned with what Kelsey calls the "trinity" of Chinese cooking — garlic, ginger and scallions — this better-than-takeout dish is ready in little more than 30 minutes.
Uyghur Spicy Beef Skewers
This Chinese take on kebabs requires no dipping sauce – it has been marinated with a medley of Eastern spices, grilled to charred perfection and sprinkled with both chile flakes and cumin for a fiery, textured finish.
Black Bean Mussels with Chinese Beer
In this low-calorie, high-protein dish, mussels are infused with distinct Chinese flavors when cooked in a garlic, peanut oil, soy sauce and Chinese beer mixture.
Kung Pao Beef
Add some serious heat to your Kung Pao Beef by pulling in chiles, peppercorns and chile sauce.
Sichuan Tofu Gan and Warm Celery Salad
By slicing tender celery on an angle and using tofu gan – a flavored, firm tofu that holds up better to wok cooking – Ching ensures this dish cooks evenly and has the perfect medley of textures. A trio of chili bean paste, rice vinegar and chile oil add characteristic heat, offset by tangy lemon juice and sensation-inducing whole Sichuan peppercorns.
Kung Pao Chicken
Depending on how much "pow!" you like in your Kung Pao Chicken, feel free to adjust the amount of dried chile pepper and Szechuan peppercorns to suit your taste.
Vegetable Chow Mein
In Mandarin, "chow" means to stir and "mein" means "noodle," so this dish literally means stir-fried noodle. While this is one of Ching’s favorite Chinese comfort dishes, it's actually quite healthy. She uses little more than a tablespoon of oil and one or two tablespoons of low-sodium soy sauce to soften and flavor the dish's fragrant vegetables .
Wild Shaxi Mushrooms Wok Tossed with Cured Pork
This simple stir-fry brings out the umami flavors of shiitake and porcini mushrooms, enhanced by a single piece of bacon and garlic.
Dali Vegetarian Rice Noodle Stir Fry
Thin and tender rice noodles do a spectacular job of soaking up the deliciously nutty and spicy peanut-chile-sesame sauce, while the bean sprouts and Chinese cabbage add a pleasant crunch in this traditional Chinese side dish.
Posh Chopped Suey (Fragrant Chicken and Mushroom Stir-Fry)
Served over steamed jasmine rice, Ching's "posh" take on chopped suey has little in common with greasy takeout versions of the recipe. Loaded with fresh vegetables and lean strips of chicken, it's a quick and healthy dish that possesses plenty of authentic flavor, thanks to ingredients like oyster sauce, Chinese five-spice powder and dried red Sichuan chile flakes.
BBQ Yellow Bean Chicken with Grilled Chinese Long Beans
Ching's favorite barbecue chicken recipe features Chinese yellow bean sauce, a salty paste made of fermented soy beans that can be purchased at any local Asian market. Charring the chicken skewers on each side imbues the meat with additional smoky flavor that rounds out the salty spice of the sauce.
Seafood and Chive Dumplings
The key to perfect dumplings? Great texture, achieved by mincing the ingredients (but not too finely), adding a bit of cornstarch to bind the filling together, then folding beautiful pleats.
Peking Duck Spring Rolls
Peking duck is often served at Chinese weddings as a symbol of fidelity the small birds mate for life. After roasting the duck (and giving it characteristic smoky, sweet and plummy flavors through a repeated glazing process), serve the shredded meat and crispy skin in a thin rice paper wrapper along with scallions and cucumber.
Tofu and Pork Stir-Fry
Stock fermented black bean sauce, hoisin, sweet soy sauce and sesame oil in your cabinet so you can throw this dish in the wok whenever you get a craving for takeout.
Steamed Sea Bass with Ginger and Chinese Mushrooms
Steam sea bass in true Cantonese fashion by stuffing its cavity with slices of ginger and shiitake mushrooms and then steaming the fish with more mushrooms and scallions atop a wok.
Oyster Sauce Chicken with Bok Choy
A wok is an essential tool to making quick and easy Chinese meals, but authentic Chinese ingredients are just as (if not more) important. The Shaohsing rice wine and Guilin chili paste in this recipe really help to build the complex and unique flavors of the dish.
Lucky Life Stir-Fry
Turn any meal into a celebration with this vibrant vegetarian dish that symbolizes luck and prosperity.
Stir-Fried Vegetable Wraps
Filled with fresh veggies and flavored with a minimal amount of oil and soy sauce, Ching-He's wheat pancake vegetable wraps are an easy, healthy lunch or dinner option.
Three Cup Chicken
Cooking chicken thighs with rice wine, light soy sauce and toasted sesame oil creates a juicy, flavorful dish.
Unlike the iconic Peking duck, crispy duck is simple to make at home (and is just as tasty and popular in Sichuan province restaurants). Ching gives this recipe a modern spin by first seasoning and pan-frying the duck breast, skin-on, before finishing it in the oven.
Cracking an egg over a mixture of chicken, veggies and thin, springy noodles elevates the rich flavors of this dish and binds the individual components together into slightly eggy, bite-sized clumps.
"Zhajiang" Bao (Spicy Shrimp and Ground Beef Buns)
Ching offers her take on bao – steamed Chinese buns, and the sandwiches made with them – by composing a powerfully flavorful filling out of dried shrimp and mushrooms, ground beef and, for a dash of Italian fusion, smoky pancetta. To gain that ideal sweet finish (and textured presentation), she finishes the dish with a sprinkling of peanut sugar – ground peanuts mixed with a granular sugar.
Bacon and Water Chestnut Stuffed Fish with Ginger Sauce
Whole fish stuffed with bacon and mushrooms sounds delectable enough on its own, but it's even better when swimming in pepper-infused ginger sauce.
Kam's Baby Bok Choy
Serve this simple bok choy alongside any of your favorite Asian dishes. Four ingredients — ginger, sugar, chicken powder and salt — are all it takes to get this side dish on the table.
- is made from the fermented sap of the coconut palm tree, and it makes a fine soy sauce substitute. It contains no wheat or soy, and it's quite a bit sweeter than soy sauce, but less salty. You may find you need to add a little more salt to the dish if you use coconut aminos instead of traditional soy sauce. is a fermented sauce made with ingredients like garlic, onion, tamarind, molasses, malt vinegar, and anchovies, which give it a strong, complex flavor. It is also a bit sweeter than soy sauce, but not quite as much as coconut aminos. It's great with meat dishes. is my pick when I want a strong, soy-free umami kick. Read all about fish sauce here! is made from fermented wheat proteins. Think of it as "next level" soy sauce, with a big, rich, salty, meaty flavor. You only need a few drops to make an impact. Like fish sauce, there is no uniform manufacturing process for maggi. While the bottle will look mostly the same (black with yellow top), there are slight flavor differences depending if you buy a domestically-produced bottle, or a bottle from a Chinese or Mexican grocer, for example.
Because the flavor profiles of these soy sauce substitutes are all slightly different, I wouldn't rely on a 1:1 substitution. If using one of the above in lieu of soy sauce, go for a taste-and-see approach!