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!!!)
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
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.
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.