You may not believe me but this is a game changer. Yes, fried cauliflower rice will make you think differently about your typical fried rice. You know your take-out dream filled with all the goodness of rice and protein. There’s no need cheating with this version!
This dish is basically all veggies, unless you add protein, and you honestly wouldn’t know the difference. I’ll admit, I was pretty skeptical at first even though my fitness partner in crime had been eating it long before me. But I decided to give in earlier this year and try it out.
I mean how on earth could cauliflower taste like rice?! It’s soft, tender and grainy just like rice, the flavors are all amazing and I think it looks pretty spot on. A typical serving of fried rice from your favorite take-out restaurant can be more than 500calories, but you can enjoy this delicious “rice” for only 130 calories. I think that’s reason enough to give this recipe a try, don’t ya think? Throw in some chicken or shrimp and you’ve got a complete meal!
Frozen cauliflower rice
Anyone who tells you that frozen vegetables don’t work well in stir-fries is wrong. And since I have no desire to take a cauliflower head and make my own rice, frozen cauliflower rice is the next best thing. This is my favorite because it already includes carrots and peas. I spice it up by sauteing onions and garlic in some sesame oil. At the end, I top it off with green onions. You can add other aromatics to add a serious flavor kick to the dish.
My secret to the dish is adding coconut aminos instead of soy sauce during cooking. Besides it being good for you, it will give your fried rice great flavor.
Bust out the food processor
I love my food processor. You can bust out your food processor to create the cauliflower “rice”. It only takes a few seconds, but if you don’t have one on hand you can always use a cheese grater or even chop it yourself into fine little pieces.
I also love that this entire dish is cooked in one single skillet or wok, so that makes clean up a breeze too. Simply saute your veggies, stir in the cauliflower rice, drizzle everything with sauce and ta dah.
You’ve got dinner ready to go in under 20 minutes! This version is just too good to pass up!
What kind of protein do you like in your fried rice?