Japanese Shrimp & Eggplant Fried Rice
For sustainable shrimp, look for shrimp that's certified by an agency like the Marine Stewardship Council. If you can't find it, choose wild-caught shrimp from North America--it's more likely to be sustainably caught.
Look for prepared ponzu sauce--vinegar and lemon juice-flavored soy sauce commonly used in Japanese cooking--near other stir-fry sauces in well-stocked supermarkets. Try it to flavor stir-fries or use in marinades for grilled meats and vegetables.
Give grains a cooldown: To cool grains down quickly, spread them out on a foil-lined baking sheet. The surface area helps speed cooling, while the foil prevents any residual flavors on the pan from seeping in.
1 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 3 1/2 lean meat, 1/2 medium fat meat, 1 1/2 fat