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Gluten-Free Chinese New Year Recipes

by Elyse the Gluten-Free Foodee

Happy Chinese New Year! Lunar New Year is February 10th this year. You want to be able to celebrate the Year of the Dragon with safe gluten-free choices. That is why we are sharing these gluten-free Chinese New Year recipes with you today.

Gluten-free Chinese takeout is harder to get because a lot of soy sauces used in restaurants are wheat-based. A lot of our takeout favourites include breaded items, and sauces, which pose a high chance of cross-contact. Check out these gluten-free dining out tips to help you navigate finding restaurants. Your best bet if you don’t want to cook is to try and find a dedicated gluten-free Chinese restaurant in your area. To find such a restaurant, more easily, you may want to check out gluten-free apps like Find Me Gluten-Free to help.

Whether you cook one of these gluten-free Chinese New Year recipes or get takeout, you might still be missing your favourite sauce. Preparing sauces can be time-consuming, and they may require a lot of ingredients you don’t keep on hand. Don’t worry, we are here to help. We compiled a list of gluten-free East and South East Asian sauces. This way, you can still enjoy a safe version of your favourite sauce. Being gluten-free doesn’t mean you have to miss out, it just means you searching out alternatives. Luckily, we are here to help you live your best gluten-free life.

Gluten-Free Chinese New Year Recipes

Gluten-Free Fried Rice Ring with Teriyaki Chicken and Pork:

If you want a showstopper of a dish this is it. This recipe is not as difficult as it seems, but it packs a wow when you serve it. This dish is so delicious, it will impress guests anytime it is served. To top it all off this recipe is dairy-free too. We love a recipe that can work with more than one protein as you can use both chicken and pork. So, whichever of the two proteins you have on hand, or is readily and affordably available to you, will work. Versatility in your recipes makes shopping and meal prepping easier- leftover of this makes a great lunch too.


There are many traditional dishes associated with Chinese New Year, and among them are long noodle dishes. Long noodles are said to symbolize long life. It is believed that when eaten as part of your New Year celebrations, long noodles will bring you good luck. We love this recipe for Vegan Gluten-Free Singapore Noodles. Our recipe packs a lot of nutritional veggies with a warming curry sauce. You will want to make it all year long because it is easy to make and very delicious.

Sweet and Savoury Gluten-Free Stir Fry:

This is a recipe you may want to bring to potlucks or other gatherings as it is vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free. Therefore, you can cater to many people’s dietary restrictions with one dish- and everyone knows there is at least one safe thing to eat. This recipe uses wild rice and sliced almonds, which adds protein and texture to the dish. Both of these modifications are gluten-free and rich in antioxidants, so they are nutritious and delicious alternatives to the traditional recipe.

Gluten-Free Chicken Fried Rice-Filled Zucchini Boat Recipe:

Stuffed zucchini is a fun and filling way to add more vegetables to your diet. This is a flavourful dish that is dairy-free and something everyone will enjoy.

Gluten-Free Chili Honey Garlic Sauce:

This is a condiment you can use paired with any of these dishes. This sauce can be added to almost any vegetable, protein, grain, or noodle dish and is even used as a delicious dipping sauce. So, if you want to venture into making your sauces, these are the best gluten-free Chinese New Year recipes at your disposal that will allow you to enjoy and celebrate without feeling left out.

Happy Year of the Dragon!

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