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Even if you are fortunate enough to grow up around a talented cook, you may fall prey to some limiting food myths. Here are two that Mother passed on to me: (1) Good Chinese food is really too complicated and impractical to make at home. (2) It is extremely difficult, if not nearly impossible, to make a dish that is really good AND really healthy. This recipe goes a long way to dispel these notions.
Just to be clear: I don’t plan on giving up all of those less-than-healthy things. I will always love my bacon, and I still believe that butter makes plenty of things a whole lot better. But I do believe in maintaining a balanced diet and mixing in healthier options when possible, and I do like variety. The fried rice dish here allows me to take down all of those proverbial birds with one stone. It offers a healthy sampling of the better carbs and is low in fat–much better than the usual Chinese takeout–and offers me a bit of departure from the everyday food options for home cooking without breaking the bank.
Recipe adapted by 12 Tomatoes
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