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Asian Side Dishes

Looking for Asian side dishes? Find Asian side dishes including Asian vegetables, Asian stir fry, and more Asian side dish recipes.

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Ham Fried Rice

Ham Fried Rice

Ham Fried Rice

My husband and I lived in Japan for a few years and came to love that country's ethnic dishes. This dish captures the Asian flavor better than any other recipes I've tried.

Microwave Fried Rice

Microwave Fried Rice

Microwave Fried Rice

Merrill Powers from Spearville, Kansas uses her microwave to fix this full-flavored side dish. Since most any leftover meat, poultry or seafood can be added to the rice, it's versatile as well.

Pacific Rim Fried Rice

Pacific Rim Fried Rice

Pacific Rim Fried Rice

My mother lives in Honolulu, and she created this hybrid rice recipe of Western influence (the bacon) and traditional Asian flavors. Now it’s my signature dish for home gatherings. —Aaron Chui, Camarillo, California
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Quick Vegetable Couscous

Quick Vegetable Couscous

Quick Vegetable Couscous

We love couscous, especially when we tire of potatoes, rice or pasta.

Sesame Broccoli Florets

Sesame Broccoli Florets

Sesame Broccoli Florets

This side is so easy to jazz up. If you like, add some strips of sweet yellow or red pepper, or tossed in some chopped cilantro for a tangy kick.—Kathryn White, Pinehurst, North Carolina

Spicy Green Bean Saute

Spicy Green Bean Saute

Spicy Green Bean Saute

Perk up everyday green beans with this snappy saute recipe from Mary Tallman of Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin. "It's great alongside thinly sliced beef or chicken," she writes.

Szechuan Sugar Snap Peas

Szechuan Sugar Snap Peas

Szechuan Sugar Snap Peas

Simple seasonings transform crisp, sweet sugar snap peas into an unbeatable side dish your family will favor. Chopped walnuts can be used in place of the cashews.—Jeanne Holt, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

Curried Rice Mix

Curried Rice Mix

Curried Rice Mix

Giving containers filled with homemade goodies is my merry habit. This zesty rice side dish is a particular favorite.

Sesame Steamed Vegetables

Sesame Steamed Vegetables

Sesame Steamed Vegetables

"Broccoli grows abundantly during the long summer days here in Alaska," Heidi Doudna explains from Fairbanks. "I like to harvest it and freeze it along with julienned carrots, so this is always ready to go. The two vegetables are wonderful together, and the judges at our state fair even awarded this dish a first prize."

Green Bean Stir-Fry

Green Bean Stir-Fry

Green Bean Stir-Fry

Soy sauce and peanut butter flavor these crisp-tender beans. "They're a nice change from the usual green bean salads and casseroles," says Robin Joss from Ashburn, Virginia. "With a sesame seed crunch, this dish always wows guests and brings plenty of recipe requests."

Broccoli with Sesame

Broccoli with Sesame

Broccoli with Sesame

With a coating to tongue-tingling sauce an topping of crunchy sesame seeds, broccoli makes a fancy but fuss-free side dish. This vegetable is so nutritious that it's great to have a special way to serve it. —Doris Heath, Bryson City, North Carolina
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