Fried Rice Reinvented
- January 31, 2017
If you’re anything like me you miss certain foods when you you’re trying to get healthy Sometimes we just go ahead and have what we pine for and get it over with. Other times we find alternatives. Many times the alternatives are just not the same but in the case of cauliflower fried rice I can safely say I can now enjoy my favorite Chinese food guilt-free.
This recipe is versatile and only your imagination limits you. Add, bbq port, shrimp, chicken, tofu or whatever suits your taste buds. Make it blazing hot or mild with your choice of spice blends. No matter what you do make it your own and enjoy it!
Note: You can rice your own cauliflower and there are countless videos on the internet showing you how but fortunately for those of us who are time challenged many stores including Target offer pre-packaged riced cauliflower in the produce section. Yippee!
1 pound of pre-packaged riced cauliflower or 1/2 head of cauliflower
2 T of sesame oil (or add more to your taste, keep in mind a little goes a long way)
1 small white onion
4 cloves of garlic
2-3 stalks of a scallion or green onion chopped (this is dependent on taste, I love green onion so I use as much as I can)
1/2-1 cup of frozen mixed veggies
2 T of soy sauce (light works well, try to find low sodium if possible)
oil for frying
sesame sees (optional but I love them)\
- if you are making your own riced cauliflower use a food processor if you have one.
- If using a food processor pulse the cauliflower until it resembles rice but if cutting it by hand keep cutting it into small pieces until it resembles the consistency of rice
- Preheat your skillet or a wok if you have one to medium heat
- Use your oil for frying (peanut, safflower, etc.)
- Put your frozen veggies and white onion in the pan and fry it up until cooked
- Push the veggies to the side of the pain and put your beaten egg in the pain and scramble it up
- Stir the egg with the veggies and cook through
- Add the cauliflower, soy sauce and heat until cauliflower is cooked but still has a little bite
- Garnish the dish with green onion and sesame seed if desired
If you are adding meat use pre-cooked meat. You can add it with your cauliflower in step 8
Fat: 9.8 g
Carbs: 8.7 g
Fiber 3.0 g
Protein: 10 g