Cauliflower “fried rice” recipe

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Looking for a different way to eat cauliflower? Trying to cut back on carbs? Or just want something ricey that isn’t rice? Try this – it is delicious!

Cauliflower-“fried rice” recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 small cauliflower
  • 1 spring onion (scallion)
  • 1 egg
  • Light olive oil (best olive oil for frying)
  • Sesame oil
  • Soy sauce
  • salt

Oil amounts depend on how big the cauliflower is. I always think it best to go as sparingly as you can with oil.

Method

1. Take the leaves off the cauliflower. Grate it (including the core) on the small holes of a box grater or use a food processor.

2. Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan. Stir-fry the grated cauliflower and spring onion for 2-3 minutes, adding some salt. Don’t let it brown. Then cover, lower heat to minimum and allow to steam for 4-5 minutes. This will cook the cauliflower and infuse the spring onion flavour into it.

3. Take the cover off and raise the heat. Clear a circle in the middle of the pan. Add a bit more oil, let it heat for a few seconds, crack the egg into it and scramble it loosely. Let the egg set about halfway, then start stir-frying vigorously to mix the egg in with everything else.

4. Lower the heat. Add sesame oil and stir. Then add soy sauce. Taste to balance.

** Note: This version is quite mild-tasting – if you are in a more adventurous mood you could also add a bit of chilli pepper at the end to liven it up.

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VERSION 2 – which I didn’t make and I find the 3Tbsp of soya sauce to be a LOT of soya sauce and a lot of sodium, however if you are looking for one that tastes really Chinese I suspect this would be the ticket!

Cauliflower “fried rice” with veggies

  •  750 ml (3 cups) of grated raw cauliflower (use a cheese grater or food processor)
  •  25 ml (1/2 cup) frozen peas
  •  125 ml (1/2 cup) carrots, thinly sliced
  •   3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  •  125 ml (1/2 cup) onion, diced
  •  7.5 ml (1/2 Tbsp) olive oil
  •  2 eggs (or 4 egg whites) scrambled
  •  45 ml (3 Tbsp) soya sauce

Method

1. In a large pan, sauté the garlic and onions in olive oil on medium high heat, until onions become soft and transparent. (about 2-3 minutes)

2. Next add in peas, and carrots and cook until carrots begin to soften and peas are heated through, about 3-4 minutes.

3. Next stir in scrambled eggs , cauliflower and soya sauce. Cook stirring frequently for about 5-7 more minutes.

Enjoy adding in your favourite protein and veg. Possible add-ins: baby corn, broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, water chestnuts, chicken, tofu, and/or shrimp!

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