I grew up eating rice with most meals. But much as I love to eat, I'm getting to the age where I need to allocate my calories, and I also notice that the rice sugar-crash probably isn't great for me.
So, having seasoned my new carbon-steel wok with carefully saved bacon drippings, I was wondering ... do I really need rice with that stir-fry? Assuming that I can get used to eating my stir-fry without rice - and I can - is there any (nutritional) reason, other than Chinese custom, that I need a bed of rice under my piping hot stir-fry? It's mostly veggies, so I don't expect to end up in Atkins-ketosis.