Not Asian, but can throw a few suggestions around!
Portion control - if rice is a big part of your diet, make sure your portions of it are controlled.
Substitution - if you can get away with making the recipe healthier, do it! E.g. take out half the meat from a recipe and put in more and varied vegies instead, reduce the oil/fat in a recipe, bake rather than deep fry (may not turn out 100% the same, but worth a try). Just always ask yourself, "Can I make this healthier by being creative?"
For example in a Western diet I might make a healthy pizza by making it at home from a wholemeal pita bread base, plenty of vegies and only a tiny sprinkle of cheese. Same food type, but healthier. You'll probably find heaps of those kinds of recipes out there, just reinvent your usual recipes.
35kg lost. (November 2005 - October 2006)
15kg gained again (as at October 2010).
Back to the drawing board - Let's do this thing!
"You can't change the winds, but you can change the sails"
"Reach out and take control of what lands in your lap"