Formerly obscure whole grains are having their moment in the spotlight, and that's a good thing for health-conscious diners looking for a tasty alternative to rice. Millet, farro, quinoa and steel-cut oats can act as a plain base for a stir-fry or be incorporated into salads alongside fruits, vegetables and meats.
A backyard garden yields nearly 5 pounds of chives a week, enough for daily enjoyment. The garlicky greens are essential to Chinese dishes including pork and chive dumplings and a stir-fry of chives and eggs.
Perfecting stir-fry requires attention to detail, including how hot you keep your wok, the amount you stir vegetables, and how to cut and prepare the meat. This food writer shares cooking tips and offers a favorite recipe for Shrimp and chicken stir-fry.