Chinese Recipes With Nuts

While nuts are high in calories, they are loaded with health benefits. Better still, recent studies suggest that a moderate consumption of nuts can actually help with weight control. Here are several Chinese and Asian-inspired recipes using different types of nuts.

  • 01 of 07
    Candied Walnuts
    Candied Walnuts. Alpha / Fickr
    These sugary treats make a great snack and add something extra to salads or added in a stir-fry.
  • 02 of 07
    Honey Walnut Prawns
    Honey Walnut Prawns. Arnold Gatilao / Flickr
    This popular Hong Kong dish pairs candied walnuts with shrimp in a mayonnaise-based sauce. This recipe has been reader-rated at 5 out of 5 stars.
  • 03 of 07
    Close-Up Of Fried Spicy Peanuts On Newspaper
    Devaraya Chowdary / EyeEm / Getty Images
    Peanuts, a symbol of longevity in Chinese culture, are glazed with sugar and five-spice powder.
  • 04 of 07
    Kung Pao Chicken
    Kung Pao Chicken. Getty Images/TheCrimsonMonkey
    Peanuts add the final touch to this popular spicy Szechuan dish.
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  • 05 of 07
    Cashew Chicken
    Jaysin Trevino / Flickr
    My favorite nut, cashews are high in antioxidants, contain heart-healthy oleic acid and are a good source of copper and magnesium.
  • 06 of 07
    Kung Pao Shrimp
    Kung Pao Shrimp. Gnawme / Flickr
    Cashews replace peanuts in this variation on Kung Pao Chicken.
  • 07 of 07
    Vegetable Fried Rice
    Vegetable Fried Rice. jeffreyw / Flickr
    A nutritious side dish.