Cauliflower Fried "Rice"
Cauliflower Fried "Rice" is one of our favorite recipes thus far in 2019 and let us tell you why:
- Functional Food: You're getting a phytonutrient boost from cruciferous cauliflower, which may help to lower inflammation and reduce your risk of cancer.
- Low carb appeal: Don't get us wrong, we love our carbs, especially whole grains. But swapping cauliflower in for rice reduces overall total calories, meaning we can eat more. Right? Right! (Insider info: Stay tuned for more low carb dishes in the coming weeks!)
- All. That. Flavor. (But with less than 10 ingredients): Sesame oil, soy sauce, freshly minced ginger. I promise, you won't even know it's cauliflower and not rice. The flavor is spot on.
Pair Cauliflower Fried "Rice" with Malaysian Stir-Fried Turmeric Chicken for a well-rounded Asian-inspired, healthy meal.
Cauliflower Fried "Rice"
Cauliflower Fried "Rice" packs a phytonutrient boost in a low-in-carb, low-in-calorie package without skimping on flavor!
Serving size: 1/2 cup, Makes 6 servings
|1 pound roughly chopped cauliflower|
|1/2 cup fresh or frozen green peas|
|1/2 cup diced carrots|
|1 teaspoon sesame oil|
|1 tablespoon canola oil|
|1 tablespoon minced ginger|
|1 egg white|
|2 tablespoons soy sauce|
|1 tablespoon chopped scallions|
- Place small batch of chopped cauliflower in a food processor, pulse until the size of rice. Continue until all cauliflower is rice-size.
- Blanch carrots and peas in boiling water about three minutes or until vibrant in color. Transfer to an ice bath to immediately stop cooking.
- Heat sesame and canola oils in a pan. Add cauliflower rice and ginger. Stir fry until cauliflower is lightly browned.
- Add carrots and peas. Cook until heated through and tender.
- Push veggies to the sides, creating a space in the center of the pan.
- Pour in egg whites. Let them sit to slightly set, then stir until scrambled.
- Mix eggs into cauliflower and vegetables.
- Stir in soy sauce and green onion. Cook until soy sauce is absorbed.
Nutrition information per serving: 75 calories, 5 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 210 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrates, 2 g sugar, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein
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