January 27, 2022

Homage To Asian Roots: Infused Recipes Inspired By Hemp's Homeland

Did you know that hemp likely originated in Central Asia?(1) It’s only fitting, then, to add hemp-based ingredients like hemp seeds and CBD to Asian dishes.

Mixing in some hemp to Asian fare is simple — you just need to know how and when to use it. We’re showing you how to do just that with three Chinese recipes that also serve as an introduction to common Asian culinary techniques, like stir-frying, and ingredients, such as ginger and sesame oil. You’ll be able to apply these principles in Japanese cooking and other eastern cuisines, and use what you learn about cooking with CBD in all kinds of snacks and meals.

Even if you know your way around a wok, your mouth will be watering over these easy recipes that feature nutrition-packed hemp seeds and hemp-derived CBD oil.

Wondering why you might wanna add hemp to your food? ReadHealthy Hemp: A Plant Protein Powerhouse to learn all about it!

Luck & Longevity Noodle & Hemp Seed Salad

Long noodles, also called longevity noodles, are enjoyed across China. The lengthy noodle nests tend to make an appearance at celebratory meals such as birthday spreads and Chinese New Year feasts.

This recipe combines long noodles with citrus, a symbol of luck and prosperity in Chinese culture, plus hemp seeds to make a power-packed salad that tastes as good as it looks! You can opt to bring more citrus and hemp in the form of orange-flavored CBD, or enjoy it without.

 Either way, this is a flavor-packed vegan Chinese dish that satisfies anytime.

Bonus: You can make this meal ahead of time. If you do, keep the dressing separate from the salad until serving. Also label any CBD-infused dressing so it doesn’t get mixed up in the fridge — which is where you should store this dressing and the made-ahead salad, by the way.

Makes four servings. If using CBD, each serving contains one serving of CBD oil.

Dressing Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup brown rice syrup or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp freshly grated ginger root
  • ½ tsp chili flakes
  • Optional: 4 droppersful Nano CBD Broad Spectrum - Orange

Salad Ingredients

  • 4 servings of long noodles, prepared according to package directions and cooled
  • 1 large pomelo or 2 small grapefruits, supremed (segmented with pith and membrane removed)
  • 1 mango, peeled and thinly sliced into strips
  • ¼ cup raw hulled hemp seeds (aka hemp hearts)
  • 2 tsp black sesame seeds
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves
  • ⅓ cup mint leaves
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • Juice of one lime


  • Make the dressing: Combine all dressing ingredients in a jar and shake to combine.
  • Add the salad ingredients to a bowl and toss to combine. Pour the dressing on and mix thoroughly. Divide between four plates and enjoy!

One-Pan Orange CBD Five Spice Chicken

While orange chicken is an Americanized take on Chinese food, you can introduce traditional Chinese flair to the dish with five spice and a more traditional (and way healthier) deep-fry-free cooking method. It cooks up faster than you can order takeout, and it totally hits the orange-chicken-craving spot. Serve it alongside rice or noodles and steamed veggies for a completely satisfying meal.

If you aren’t familiar with five spice, you’re in for a real treat! This Chinese spice blend is made with cinnamon, fennel, star anise, clove, and pepper, which dance on your tongue before warming your belly in the best way. You can find five spice in just about any grocery store. If it’s not in the spice aisle, check the Asian or ethnic food section.

Makes four servings, each with one serving of CBD. Inspired by Lemon Chicken by MrsLarkin.(2)


  • 1 cup all purpose flour (Gluten-free all purpose flours work, too!)
  • 1 tbsp five spice powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 lb chicken breast or thigh meat, diced
  • 1 tbsp butter, divided into 4 pieces
  • 2 tbsp peanut oil or vegetable oil
  • ⅓ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ⅓ cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 tsps toasted sesame oil
  • 4 droppersful Nano CBD Broad Spectrum - Orange
  • Optional: cilantro leaves for garnish
  • Optional: hemp or sesame seeds for garnish


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, five spice powder, and sea salt. Toss the diced chicken in the flour mixture and be sure it gets evenly coated.
  • Melt one of the butter cubes in a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Once melted, add ½ tbsp peanut or vegetable oil.
  • Once the pan is hot, add ¼ of the chicken. Stir every 1-2 minutes until the chicken is cooked through and evenly browned. Transfer to a plate.
  • Add another piece of butter and ½ tbsp oil to the pan. Repeat the previous step three more times until all of the chicken is cooked.
  • Turn the heat down to low and add the orange juice to the pan to deglaze it, using a whisk to scrape up any browned bits (aka flavor) on the bottom of the skillet. Immediately add the broth and stir until the mixture thickens slightly. Turn off the heat and add the toasted sesame oil to the skillet.
  • Return the chicken to the skillet and toss to evenly coat with the sauce.
  • Transfer the chicken to a serving platter and drizzle the CBD oil evenly over the top. Toss gently to combine. Garnish with cilantro and seeds, if desired.

Simple Sesame & Hemp Fried Rice

Hemp and sesame seeds add a protein-rich and nutritious finish to this traditional fried rice recipe. An easy Chinese home cooking classic, this is one you can pull out of your back pocket whenever you have leftover fried rice and need a fast meal.

We highly recommend using butter instead of oil while cooking this dish. The butter helps the rice get that irresistibly crispy texture, and butter+soy sauce is *chef’s kiss* extraordinary. You can use vegan butter alternatives if you’re a plant-based or dairy-free eater.

Makes four servings.


  • 2-3 tbsp butter or plant-based butter alternative
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 2 tbsp ginger root, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • 4 cups of cooked and cooled white rice (Leftovers are fantastic here!)
  • 3-4 tbsp soy sauce (more or less to taste)
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds for garnish
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds for garnish


  • Heat ½ tbsp of butter in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, add the egg and scramble. Transfer the egg to a plate.
  • Add 1 tbsp butter to the pan, followed by the ginger, garlic, carrots, and peas. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until the vegetables are slightly softened.
  • Add another tablespoon of butter, then add the rice and soy sauce. Stir once, then leave the rice to crisp up for 2-3 minutes. Mix in the scrambled eggs and green onion.
  • Turn off the heat. Drizzle on the toasted sesame oil. Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with hemp and sesame seeds. Serve with soy sauce on the side.

Ingredients For Hemp, Health & Abundance

Every meal is a celebration when you bring the exciting flavors of Asian cuisine and the health-giving properties of hemp to your plate.

If these hemp and CBD recipes sound like your bowl of noodles, add these ingredients to your shopping list if they aren’t in your kitchen already.

  • Toasted sesame oil
  • Soy sauce
  • Sesame seeds
  • Raw hulled hemp seeds
  • Nano CBD Broad Spectrum Oil
  • Fresh ginger and garlic
  • Fresh citrus such as pomelos, oranges, lemons, and limes
  • Five spice powder
  • Rice vinegar



  1. Weisberger, M. (2019). We May Finally Know Where the Cannabis Plant Originated. LiveScience. https://www.livescience.com/65517-cannabis-asia-originated.html
  2. Larkin, M. (2021). Lemon Chicken. Food52. https://food52.com/recipes/3840-lemon-chicken

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