15 Freezer-Friendly Asian Dinners
Each time you cook these Asian-inspired favorites, make an extra batch to pop in the freezer so you'll always have zesty options for dinner. And before you find yourself waiting on your slowpoke rice cooker, be sure to freeze rice, too!
Asian Lettuce Wraps
Make the filling in advance so you can thaw, reheat, and pop the mixture into fresh lettuce leaves anytime.
Cha Gio Vietnamese 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.
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.
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.
Teriyaki and Pineapple Chicken
This tasty recipes makes enough for eight people, but you can save and freeze the leftovers for another day.
Potstickers (Chinese 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.
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.
Chicken Long Rice Soup
This Hawaiian-style chicken soup hails from China but is now a fixture at luaus. Get your slurp on.
This South Asian dish takes less than 40 minutes to make. Hold the shredded coconut garnish until you're ready to serve it.
Asian Orange Chicken
If you're tempted to eat both batches of Asian Orange Chicken, just remember that the dish won't lose its bright, citrusy flavor in the freezer.
The Best Thai Coconut Soup
Soups are one of our favorite freezer foods, and for good reason. You can freeze batches in zip-lock bags and stack them on top of each other, saving valuable shelf space.
Chicken Makhani (Indian Butter Chicken)
You'll be glad to have a batch of this butter chicken in the freezer whenever you're craving a comforting meal.
Teriyaki Shrimp and Vegetable Stir-Fry
Chock full of shrimp, bok choy, broccoli, and zucchini, this recipe takes just 25 minutes to make.
Chicken Udon Noodle Soup
Keep a bag of this Chicken Udon Noodle Soup in your freezer. It's a delicious upgrade from the cans of chicken noodle soup you've stored in your pantry.
Ginger Chicken Meatballs
Freeze the meatballs in a zip-lock bag with a little space in between each so that you can easily thaw them as needed.