As I've said on previous posts, I could literally eat asian food every day. So you can only imagine how excited I was when I happened upon my friend, Stepha, making cauliflower fried rice on Periscope. Since I'm trying to transition my family into eating healthier dishes I just had to try it! Besides anytime I can possibly sneak in extra vegetables when it comes to my youngest daughter, I'm on board! LOL
Now making fried rice at home is nothing new for me, so you know I had to make it the way my family loves it, just substituting the rice for cauliflower. Ok so here is the recipe...
Here is what you need:
- 1 lb of raw shrimp, cleaned and deveined
– 1 small head of raw cauliflower grated (use a cheese grater or food processor)
– 1/2 cup carrots, thinly sliced
– 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
– 1/2 cup onion, diced
– 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
– 2 eggs (or 4 egg whites) scrambled
– 2 TBSP soy sauce
- 1 TBSP fish sauce
- Salt and Pepper
- Sliced green onions for garnish
1. Heat a large wok or pan on medium/high heat, add 1/2 TBSP of olive oil and sauté shrimp for 3-5 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste and set aside in a bowl.
2. Add 1/2 TBSP of olive oil to pan. Add garlic and onions until onions become soft and transparent. (about 2-3 minutes)
3. Next add in carrots and cook until they begin to soften, about 3-4 minutes
4. Next add cauliflower, soy sauce and fish sauce. Cook stirring frequently for about 5-7 more minutes.
5. Lightly beat your eggs in a bowl. Make a well in the middle of your pan by pushing the food to the outer edges and splash a bit of oil in the well. Add eggs in the middle and let them cook for about 30 seconds before stirring them. cook the eggs until they are hard scrambled and then stir them in with the rest of the rice.
6. Add Shrimp back in and salt and pepper to taste.
You can also add in your favorite protein and vegetables. Possible add-ins: peas, baby corn, broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, water chestnuts, chicken and tofu!
I hope you enjoy!!