Have you ever heard of that expression, “Takeout Fakeout?” When I first started reading food blogs (ya know, at about 3 months old), I remember seeing a blogger recreate a classic takeout food for the home cook.
My interest was peaked (who doesn’t love takeout?), but I was disappointed when I saw the ingredient list: butter, rice, and sugar! And yes, it looked phenomenal – but sure didn’t make you feel phenomenal.
Today, I’ve got a real fakeout for you: riceless fried rice that’s good for you and tastes JUST like the real thing. Now that’s an Inspiralized fakeout.
Well, it’s riceless in the fact that there’s no grain rice. The rice in this fried rice dish is made from sweet potato noodles! As you learned in this video, it takes an additional couple of minutes (if that!) to turn your spiralized veggies into rice.
Although the jury’s still out, I think that sweet potato rice tastes the most like real rice.
Lu and I got back from the gym last night and I practically had to fight him for a portion. Normally, I usually give in, but this fried rice is so tasty, I couldn’t concede this time. It’s filling without the post-feast bloat, as I like to call it.
Plus, the ingredients are simple: soy sauce, sweet potato, green peas, eggs, onions, vegetable broth and oil. If that’s not clean eating at its finest, I don’t know what is!
You might notice that this post is titled “Part 1, Takeout Fakeout.” That’s because tomorrow, there will be a “Part 2” where I share my tips on how to Inspiralize your takeout orders! With my tricks, you’ll never feel guilty about ordering takeout again – whether you’re at work with coworkers ordering in, home on a Friday night or eating takeout leftovers.
This fried rice will be featured tomorrow as well! Here’s a sneak peek:
Dieting shouldn’t mean giving up and sacrificing all the good stuff. You shouldn’t have to only “have a bite” – you can have a whole bowl! Don’t believe me? Check back here tomorrow for my updates.