Cauliflower Rice is a wonderful low-carb, grain-free, paleo-friendly rice alternative. It’s also a sneaky way to get more veggies into your diet. Cauliflower, while sometimes not as popular as it’s cruciferous cousin broccoli, offers an array of health benefits. It’s high in antioxidants and vitamin C (providing 73% of your daily vitamin C needs in one cup!). It’s also a known cancer fighter, thanks to it’s well-studied anti-inflammatory properties.
VIDEO SHOWING HOW TO MAKE CAULIFLOWER FRIED RICE :
Prep: 5mCook: 15msReady: 20m
- 2 tbsp Butter (or ghee for dairy-free or whole 30; divided)
- 2 cloves Garlic (minced)
- 1/2 large Onion (finely diced)
- 1/2 medium Red pepper (finely diced)
- 2 large Egg
- Sea salt
- Black pepper
- 1 medium head Cauliflower (or 4 cups riced cauliflower)
- 2 tbsp Coconut aminos
- 1 tsp Toasted sesame oil
- 3 medium Green onions (chopped)
Rice the cauliflower: Remove the cauliflower leaves and stems. (Cut off as much of the stems as you can.) Push the cauliflower florets into a running food processor with a grating attachment, to make cauliflower rice. Alternatively, rice the cauliflower using a box grater.
Saute the veggies: In a large saute pan over medium heat, heat a tablespoon of butter. Add the garlic, onions, and red peppers. Saute for about 8-10 minutes, until the onions are translucent and just starting to brown.
Cook the eggs: Meanwhile, whisk the eggs with 1/2 tsp (2 g) sea salt and a pinch of black pepper. When the onion is done enough, push the veggies to one side of the skillet. (If the pan is dry, you can melt in more butter.) Add the whisked eggs to the other side and cook for a few minutes, until barely scrambled.
Stir fry the cauliflower: Push everything to the side again and add the remaining tablespoon of butter to the pan. Once it melts, increase heat to medium-high, immediately add the cauliflower, and stir everything together to coat. Season with sea salt and black pepper. Stir-fry for about 5 minutes, until the cauliflower is soft, but not mushy.
Finishing flavors: Remove from heat. Stir in the coconut aminos, sesame oil, and chopped green onions.