By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Our favorite freezer-friendly Asian dinners

Make an extra batch each time you cook these favorites to pop in the freezer so you'll always have zesty options for din-din (or, party food for guests!).

Pro tip - Make extra rice and freeze in zip-top freezer bags so you're not stuck waiting on your slowpoke rice cooker.

1. Asian Lettuce Wraps

Make the filling in advance so you can thaw, reheat, and pop into fresh lettuce leaves anytime.

Photo by Chef'd

2. Best Egg Rolls

Make you own delicious crispy egg rolls at home. If you don't have a crowd to eat them, you can freeze the uncooked egg rolls on a cookie sheet covered with plastic wrap. Once they're frozen and hard, pop them in a zip-lock bag and store in the freezer.

Photo by Diana Barboza

3. Szechuan Spicy Eggplant

Pretty, economical, and freezes well. Tasty substitutions: ground pork in place of the beef and slender Japanese eggplants in place of the more rotund variety.

4. Firecracker Asian Salmon

Grill or roast this kid-friendly, heart-healthy meal. Marinade the salmon ahead of time, and pop it in a zip-lock bag and freeze until you are ready to cook.

Photo by BrandiG

5. Teriyaki and Pineapple Chicken

This tasty recipes makes enough for 8 people, but you can save and freeze the leftovers for another day.

Photo by Molly

6. Pork Dumplings

Freeze these plump dumplings on a cookie sheet until they are rock hard, then store in a zip-top freezer bag. To cook, boil until dumplings are soft and filling is cooked through.

Photo by Meredith

7. Chinese Pork Buns (Cha Siu Bao)

Make an extra batch so you'll always have a stash of these lofty buns in your freezer when the craving hits.

Photo by Elisa

8. Chicken Long Rice Soup

This Hawaiian-style chicken soup hails from China but is now a fixture at luaus. Get your slurp on.

Photo by mommyluvs2cook