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Chicken Fried Rice Takeout Recipe Makeover

Chicken Fried Rice

Along with iridescent sweet-and-sour pork, fried rice is one of those comforting Chinese-American hybrids that populates every Chinese take-out menu in the country. Almost everyone who loves fried rice is drawn to its salty, greasy goodness. The problem is the salty, greasy part, because underneath is a reasonable rice and lean-protein dish, flecked with vegetables. Our riff uses a bit of lower-sodium soy, then boosts the savor with sweet-salty hoisin sauce and fiery chili paste. Sodium savings: about 60%. Comfort factor: still high.

Nutrition Information:

Takeout: 455 | Ours: 477

Takeout: 13.5g | Ours: 11.7g

Saturated fat  
Takeout: 3g | Ours: 1.7g

Takeout: 1,122mg | Ours: 488mg

Ready in 25 min.

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