I have been inspired by the recent availability of frozen riced cauliflower in the regular grocery store. When I first became aware of the product, it was spotted at Trader Joe’s. Every time I looked for it they were out. Not that making chopped cauliflower rice from a fresh head of cauliflower is hard to do using a food processor but I just wanted to try the ready made. I have since found the frozen product at Whole Foods and Publix. Yay!
Pictured: Basic Cauliflower Fried Rice
(using sliced green beans, with added chicken)
Basic Cauliflower Fried Rice
- 1 tablespoon plain sesame oil
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 4 eggs, beaten and scrambled (may decrease eggs,as desired, if another protein source is added, such as chicken or shrimp)
- 1 chicken bouillon cube (use non-MSG bouillon or salt to taste)
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil (do not omit)
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar (do not omit)
- 10 drops liquid stevia (or equivalent, to taste, optional)
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder (or 3 cloves of garlic….or more)
- 1 tablespoon garlic chili sauce (more or less for spiciness and flavor)
- 1 bag of frozen cauliflower (or 1 head of cauliflower, riced or 1 bag of frozen cauliflower medley)
- Chopped scallions, thinly sliced fresh green beans, chopped green peppers (optional, for color/presentation)
- In a large pan, sauté onion in plain sesame oil over medium heat.
- While onion is cooking, in a separate pan, scramble eggs. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Add seasonings and toasted sesame oil to the onion mixture and mix.
- Add riced cauliflower and mix. If using frozen riced cauliflower, it is okay to add while frozen as it will thaw/cook quickly. Let cook for 5 minutes, stirring 3 or 4 times to mix.
- Add scrambled eggs (and optional scallions/green beans) and mix
- Enjoy as a basic dish or with added protein such as cooked chicken or shrimp.
Basic Cauliflower Fried Rice Makes 4 servings Nutrition Facts (approximate) per serving Calories 183 Fat 10.7 g Protein 7.1 g Carbohydrate 11.6 Fiber 3.1 g Net Carbs 8.5 g
More to come…..