Keep these essentials on hand for good-for-you Asian any night of the week.
Ponzu sauce: A ready-made mix of soy and citrus, it adds instant zing to sauces, soups and stir-fries.
Toasted sesame oil: Drizzle over stir-fries and soups right before serving, to add a dose of nutty goodness.
Bean thread noodles: Also called cellophane noodles, they’re delicate and cook in just two minutes.
Red quinoa: This mildly chewy grain makes a protein-packed stand-in for rice in any recipe.
Fresh and dried chiles: Let them steep whole in broth, or chop and add to any dish for a metabolism-boosting kick. Remove seeds if you want to cut some heat.
Peanuts: Technically a legume, peanuts give a crunchy finish to noodles or salads and contain more protein than any nut out there.