Friday, October 30, 2015

Cauliflower "Fried Rice"

I'm a self admitted carb lover and rice is one of my faves.....along with quinoa, couscous and anything with a similar texture. When I discovered cauliflower rice, I was in heaven.... then realizing I can make cauliflower "fried rice" was the icing on the cake! So, here's my recipe that was tweaked by combining a few of the ones I found thanks to the wonderful world of the web! Enjoy! 

  • 1 large cauliflower head
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 to 2 cups chopped veggies of choice (peas, corn, carrots & any others you'd like to add)
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 tsp oil (olive, sesame or coconut is what I prefer)
  • 1 chicken breast 
  • soy sauce
  • favorite general seasoning (my fave is Kirkland Organic No Salt Seasoning)

  1. Cut the leaves and core off the cauliflower. Break the cauliflower up into small florets. If you are using a food processor, you can keep the stems on if they're soft. If you're using a good blender (Blendtec or Vitamix), cut the stems off and cut the florets into small pieces. You can also use a hand grater but that's the last takes forever!            
  2. Add the florets to the food processor or blender. Process or blend until evenly chopped to a consistency similar to rice but not pulverized. If you're using a blender vs a food processor, add the cauliflower in a few pieces at a time since it tends to get stuck.                                                                                                      
  3. Once all of the cauliflower is pulverized, set aside.
  4. Add a small amount of oil (olive, coconut or sesame) to a skillet or wok then add 1 TBSP of minced garlic & brown lightly.  
  5. I had some rotisserie chicken left over so I chopped some of that up and added that as well. It adds protein and turns a side dish into a meal. You can also add some raw chicken breast and cook it thoroughly during this step if you'd like.  
  6. Then you can add any blend of veggies you like. All I had in the fridge were some steamed Normandy Blend veggies & Costco's organic veggie blend so I chopped up the two and added them!  Most recipes call just for peas, corn & chopped steamed carrots but I love veggies so I added what I had. It included broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, peas, corn & edamame!
  7. After adding the veggies, chicken (if you'd like) & garlic, add the cauliflower.  Mix it up & cook it for a 5 to 10 minutes. 
  8. Then spread it aside and add 3 to 4 eggs in the center.Cook the egg thoroughly and once it's cooked, blend together with the "rice", veggie & chicken blend.
  9. Add some soy sauce (taste it as you add it to make it to your liking) and cook a few minutes longer. 
  10. Toss around regularly while cooking it to cook it evenly and thoroughly.
  11. Serve and enjoy!!!

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