Salmon, rice, and string beans. Sounds like a rather dull combination, right? Well, it doesn't have to be. Each element on its own is a well-respected citizen of the healthy eating community, but sometimes it can be difficult to draw out much flavor from them unless you invite in outsiders like bacon and butter. Hopefully, this recipe will prove that you can make a dish that's bursting with flavor while keeping it in the healthy family.Read More
Ah, rice. It's the perfect side. Sure, I may be partial because of my background, but it's not a millennia-old pantry staple for no reason. It's filling because it's a carb, it's the perfect vehicle for just about any flavor under the sun, and it can be cooked a vast array of ways: plain, congee'ed, and, of course, fried.
Who doesn't like fried rice? (If anyone says they don't, they probably shouldn't be trusted.) We've all indulged in ordering the General Tso's Chicken combo with BBQ pork fried rice at 3 a.m. from the crappy 24-hour Chinese takeout joint around the corner, am I right? In fact, it was a favorite pastime of mine when I first moved to New York City more than a decade ago. But I'm not going to peddle No. 1 Tasty China's pork fried rice; I'm giving you my fried rice recipe, which incorporates some of my favorite ingredients and flavors.Read More