Protein-filled speedy fried rice
Now, put the word “fried” in the title of anything and you’re not going to evoke images of healthy people laughing at salads (you know the ones I mean. If you don’t, there’s an amusing little Google search for your coffee break!). So, if we’re all about easy, healthy and quick lunches, then why are you currently reading about a Fried Rice recipe?
Well, good question, here’s why:
Carbs get a bad rap. Since the Atkins diet blew up a few years ago and now the Keto diet is in ascendance, low carb diets have been all the range. And, it’s true, if you’re looking to lose weight fast then ditching the carbs is one way to do it. But carbohydrates are an important part of a healthy diet. They give us energy, and fibre (if we choose the right ones), keeping us going through the day. They are literally the fuel our body uses to run. The important thing to remember is to choose the right kind of carbs. Fruits, vegetables, and wholegrains are the best ones to go for.
And then there’s the frying. Deep frying something isn’t particularly healthy. Sautéing something in a tonne of oil or butter isn’t either. But cooking something in a little coconut, or extra virgin olive oil, isn’t that much less healthy than roasting or boiling. Smaller amounts of these healthy fats are an important part of a healthy diet.
Anyway, now that’s out of the way, here’s the recipe!