Looks like your ordinary or typical fried rice? I know everyone’s favourite is restaurant style fried rice but I bet you can make healthier fried rice without grains (rice). Thinking about fried rice without rice?! Exactly, this entire recipe is nothing but veggies and you honestly wouldn’t know the difference. I must admit that it was dubious for me at first….I mean how could cauliflower taste like rice?! But when this healthy and low carb cauliflower rice tricked my taste bud it was soft, tender and grainy just like rice, the flavors were all fabulous. So, I thought I must share this recipe to those who are weight conscious like me or like to eat healthily with the same taste like ordinary restaurant style fried rice. How can I forget to share the best part?? A normal serving of fried rice from your favorite restaurant can run you over 600 calories, but you can enjoy this tasty and healthy “rice” for only 152 calories.
If you’re not familiar with cauliflower rice, it’s simply cauliflower that’s been chopped into fine pieces that resemble grains of rice. Many stores sell bags of riced cauliflower in the produce section. If you can’t find it in your store, simply place some cauliflower florets in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. But if you don’t have one on hand you can always use a cheese grater or even chop it yourself into fine little pieces, but I’m all about recipes that are quick, easy and save you time!
Cauliflower rice is cooked with mixed veggies and scrambled egg and it is a low carb, gluten free, delicious and easy dish. This takes only 20 minutes to prepare and it will be a hit with your family!
Firstly, cut the big head of cauliflower into a few big chunks and remove the thick middle stem-like part(Stalk). Now put the pieces or florets into the food processor and pulse it until it starts to resemble rice or small grainy like size. Then heat a pan and add 1 tablespoon sesame oil. Then add chopped garlic and ginger and stir-fry until it starts to give you a nice aroma of garlic ginger. (10-20 Seconds)
Now, add mixed vegetables and onions to the garlic-ginger mixture and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes.
After that add cauliflower and mix the whole thing until the cauliflower gets tender, 3-4 minutes, then add black pepper powder and salt. If you season too early in the stir fry process the cauliflower will release its moisture causing it to steam and it will not good to taste. Stir-fry for another 1/2 minute. Now, place the whole cauliflower mixture on one side of the pan and add the 2 whisked egg with a little salt on another side. Let it sit until set on the bottom then scramble and then toss to combine.
The last step is to drizzle in 2 Tablespoons gluten-free tamari or soy sauce (dish will not be GF if using soy sauce) then toss to combine.
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