I’m finally sharing one of the side dishes I make a lot. It’s on the
menu practically every week, so it’s about time I finally share how I
make it. There are a lot of good versions out there, and I’m sure this
mirrors some of them, but it’s the method I use and like, so I’m
sticking to it!
A few note about cauliflower rice: it’s
obviously not rice, but it tastes darn close to the real thing, especially when mixed with something like grilled chicken, and it’s a
fantastic and hearty accompaniment to so many dishes. Plus, you think
you’re eating rice, but really you’re eating a lot of vegetables. I like
to call that #winning. I’ve only had this turn out mushy once, and
that’s when I left the lid on for too long while, so keep an eye on it. It also needs a decent
amount of seasoning, so taste it as you go and adjust accordingly. This is also paleo, except for the peas, but a few peas aren’t going to hurt me, so I don’t worry about it. If you do worry about it, then just have carrots or add some other veg. It also reheats pretty well, so you can have it for lunch the next day!
Cauliflower Fried Rice
1 Tbs oil (coconut or olive)
1 onion, diced
1 head of cauliflower, minced (in food processor until “rice like”)
2 Tbs soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
1 1/2 cup peas and carrots, frozen
1/4 tsp salt and garlic powder (+ more if needed)
ground pepper (to taste)
Heat oil on medium high heat in large pan. Crack eggs into a small bowl or glass and mix; set aside. Once pan is warmed, saute onions until soft and fragrant. Once they almost start caramelizing, add cauliflower; mix well with the onions. Sprinkle in the salt, pepper, and garlic powder; cover for about one minute. Uncover; stir in soy sauce; cover for one more minute. Uncover and push rice to the edges of the pan, making a hole in the middle. Add eggs to the center of the pan and once they start cooking, stir them around, essentially scrambling them. Once eggs are cooked, stir to combine eggs and rice. Pour in peas and carrots, mix well. Turn off heat and enjoy!
Let me know if you make this; I’d love to hear how it turns out for you!