I love fried rice… but I am not a big rice eater these days, and since cauli rice fits my life really well, I decided to try this spin. I’m so happy it worked!
I also use cauli rice in these things:
Cauliflower Fried Rice
4 cups riced cauliflower, loosely packed (don’t cook it, rice it raw!)
2 Tbsp coconut oil
2 Tbsp sesame oil (optional — if you don’t use it, use more coconut oil)
1 shallot or small onion, diced (I used a large shallot)
1 carrot, diced
1/4 cup peas (optional)
3 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce or liquid aminos (I used liquid aminos — if you use soy sauce, start with less and taste before adding the whole amount)
3 eggs, beaten
2 green onions, chopped
Directions: Scramble eggs and set aside. In a skillet on medium heat, heat the coconut oil, then add carrot and onion/shallot (not the green onion) and saute for a couple minutes. Add the cauliflower to the skillet, stir and add liquid aminos or soy sauce. Add the rest of the oil. Saute until softened (this took mine about 10 minutes, but it will depend on the size of your cauli rice and the heat–just taste test!). Next, add peas, eggs and green onions to heat through. Taste the mixture, and add a bit more liquid aminos or soy sauce if you like (depends how salty you want it–my hubby likes it a bit saltier than I do). Serve hot. You can add chicken, shrimp or anything you want. If you add too many veggies besides the cauli, carrots, and peas, it’ll lose it’s “fried rice” feeling.
As you can see from the pic, I left out the peas. I don’t like them, but I know they’re a “normal” thing to put in fried rice. My intention was to sub in red pepper, but my very smart husband suggested that the first time I do it, maybe I should make it as much like normal fried rice as I could. I’m glad I did–I’ll add peppers next time!
This reheats very well too! I’ve been told this can go into our regular rotation because it was amazing, like better than regular fried rice. I agree.
Do you love fried rice??
Side note: I just cleaned my kitchen after I made a huge mess while cooking (it’s a curse–I’m a kitchen slob!). While I was cleaning I diffused lemon essential oil—it smells so clean and fresh! Do you ever use essential oils? I’ve been very passionate about incorporating them into our lives (ok, obsessed), and using them for pretty much everything I can think of. My husband is the sloppiest cooker I’ve ever met (our stovetop is always covered in butter/grease splatters). I take one swipe of the stove with hot water and a few drops of essential oils… not a streak in the joint! If you are interested in essential oil chatting, come over to my essential oils facebook group! There are no rules except you have to be nice, and you can’t solicit people.