Recipes – Cauliflower Fried “Rice”

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I know we talked about one way to quench those white rice cravings with the quinoa burgers. But now I’ve got something even closer to rice that will leave you wanting more, and you won’t even realize it’s not rice.

Of course, brown rice is allowed while eating clean, but for those of you who may be following strict Paleo, or may just be looking to avoid rice, this cauliflower fried rice is perfect. It is a relatively simple recipe to follow and it is well worth the time it takes to make it. This cauliflower fried rice can go with any meal that you would normally have rice, and you can eat as much as you want because all you’re eating is cauliflower and veggies! It’s guilt free!

Some people may be a little skeptical to try this because they don’t believe that cauliflower could ever taste like rice or be treated the same way as rice, but I ask you to try it just once, and see how great this really is!


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Serves about 4 to 6

Prep Time: About 20 minutes

Cook Time: About 15 minutes 

Total Time: 35-40 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Head cauliflower
  •  2 Large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, minced (Optional)
  • 3 Cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Carrots, Diced (Optional)
  • 1 Cup corn, fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 Cup peas, fresh or frozen
  • 4 Green onions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 Cup cashews or any nut of choice (I prefer almonds)
  • 2-3 Tbsp Coconut aminos

Directions:

For the Eggs:

  • Whisk the eggs and pour into skillet over medium heat
  • Quickly scramble eggs or make an omelette
  • Transfer to cutting board and chop into pieces

For the Cauliflower:

  • Cut into florets, discarding the tough inner core
  • In batches, pulse in a food processor until it breaks down into “rice-sized” pieces
  • In a skillet, warm 1 Tbsp of vegetable oil over medium-high heat
  • Add ginger and garlic, sauté until fragrant (about 30 seconds)
  • Stir in carrots and sauté until crisp-tender (about 2 minutes)
  • Add corn, peas, and cauliflower “rice” to the pan
  • Mix thoroughly
  • Lower heat to medium, cover the pan, and cook until the cauliflower is tender (about 5-8 minutes)
  • Uncover and stir in in eggs, green onions, chopped nut of choice, any other veggies you may want to add, and 2 Tbps of Coconut aminos (or as much as needed – to taste)
  • Serve!

That’s it! The recipe seems long, but it’s really not too complicated and the results are to die for. This recipe will change the way you look at cauliflower.

Having been on Paleo and eating clean for so long, I have found so many versatile uses of cauliflower. It’s truly amazing how many different things you can make with this vegetable!

I am going to post more recipes that use cauliflower in the future to really show how versatile it is! So keep checking back for those recipes! They are definitely worth it.

Please comment, and let me know what you thought of this, or if you have any suggestions to add to the recipe! Thanks!

-R

Eat clean, Lift dirty

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