There's nothing like good Chinese take-out. Unfortunately, one take out dinner can contain an entire days worth of fat and calories. If you're craving Chinese food, but don't want to shoot your diet in the foot, try this healthy recipe filled with lots of vegetables, and lean, ground pork.
2 cups chicken broth, reduced sodium
2 cups hot water
2 cups rice, uncooked
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups broccoli cuts, frozen
1 cup carrots, cleaned, sliced thinly
1/4 cup onions, minced
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 pound + 7 ounces ground pork
4 Tablespoons soy sauce
1. Heat broth and water to a boil in sauce pan; add rice and return to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes.
2. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in skillet. Add broccoli, carrots, onions, and garlic powder. Cook until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from skillet. Add mushrooms. Cook for 1 minute and set aside.
3. Heat second tablespoon of oil in skillet. Add pork; cook until pork no longer remains pink. Drain liquid.
4. Add soy sauce and stir until mixed; add vegetables to pork mixture. Cook until heated, about 1 to 2 minutes.
5. Serve pork mixture over cooked rice.
Note: Sodium level can be reduced from 799 milligrams to 532 milligrams by reducing soy sauce from 4 to 2 tablespoons.
Makes 4 Servings of pork and vegetables, about 1/2 cup each. 4 Servings of cooked rice, about 2 cups each
Total fat 33 grams
Saturated fat 10 grams
Cholesterol 108 milligrams
Sodium 799 milligrams