Cauli-Fried Rice

After the successful Spanish “Rice” recipe using cauliflower, I decided to tackle using cauliflower as rice again.  This time I did a fried rice.  I have made it a few times but tonight finally hit on the combination we really like!

I have to say, for the skeptics out there, I didn’t tell my husband that I was using cauliflower in lieu of rice.  When he took his first bite, he said it was the best fried rice I have ever made.  After I told him it wasn’t actually rice, he said that he didn’t see why we would ever do actual rice again.  It was that good!

So, needless to say, don’t be afraid to try it like I was.  You really should try making cauli-rice.  (BTW, Terrible picture… I know… sorry! But, really, this is a delicious meal you need to try!!!)

Cauli-Fried Rice

Cauli-Fried Rice

Recipe adapted from http://www.lexiscleankitchen.com

2 chicken breasts, cut into cubes
1 zucchini, halved and sliced
1 c. spinach
5 carrots, sliced
1/2 c. peas
1 yellow onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced and divided
1 head cauliflower
3 eggs
4 Tbsp. soy sauce
salt/pepper to taste
1/4 c. chives
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
2 Tbsp. grapeseed oil or coconut oil, divided

Place cauliflower in food processor and pulse until rice consistency.

In a large pan, heat 1 Tbsp. oil and 2 cloves garlic.  Add cauliflower and cook for 6-8 minutes, stirring frequently.

Meanwhile in another pan, heat 1 Tbsp. oil and 2 cloves garlic.  Add onion and carrots.  Saute for 4-5 minutes.  Add chicken.  Cook for 5-7 minutes.  Add spinach, peas and zucchini.  Saute until chicken is cooked through.

In cauliflower pan, make a well.  Crack eggs into middle and scramble.  Once eggs are scrambled, add chicken and veggies and remaining ingredients.  Stir and cook until heated through.

Serve immediately.

Husband Rating: 8 out of 10

Food for Thought: Any protein and really any combination of veggies could work in this recipe. This is the combination we liked best.  But, you could use beef, pork, shrimp, or no meat at all.  You could add broccoli, pea pods, etc. for veggies.  The possibilities are endless.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Our Growing Paynes

A journey about cooking, traveling, gardening, and crafting.

Pastor Dale Jenkins

Encouragement, Faith, and Hope for the Journey

Scissortail SILK | Becky Thompson

Encouragement for Today >>> Hope for Tomorrow

Clare Smith

Or, a way to answer the question, "What's for dinner?"

Eat the cookie!

before the cookie eats you...

Life Shared and Loved

A blog written by Krysta Kemp on all areas of life loved.

Inspired.by.the.Journey

Or, a way to answer the question, "What's for dinner?"

Spiritual Table

One girl's quest to learn why food is a matter of faith.

oil-istas - The oil-istas Blog

Or, a way to answer the question, "What's for dinner?"

Bee Baby Blog

Real food, baby stuff and awesomeness

Sugar-Free Mom

Just another WordPress.com site

Keeper of the Home

Or, a way to answer the question, "What's for dinner?"

Musings of a Mom

Thoughts on raising two little lovely boys!

Proverbs and Pacifiers

Or, a way to answer the question, "What's for dinner?"

The Better Mom

Growing Better Together

Organizing Made Fun

Or, a way to answer the question, "What's for dinner?"

Simple Life Mom

Natural Beauty and Homemade Everything

I'm an Organizing Junkie

Or, a way to answer the question, "What's for dinner?"

%d bloggers like this: