There’s only one way to enjoy cauliflower fried rice, and that’s to make it yourself! Where can you find a nourishing meal that’s grain-free, low-carb and non-GMO? You won’t find this healthy meal in Beijing or even Chinatown. Cauliflower rice is easy to prepare in 10 minutes or less. It’s nutrient-dense and economical. This satisfying breakfast, lunch, or dinner is a delicious vegetarian meal. Meat is optional. Serves 2.
- 1/2 cauliflower, riced (see below)
- 3 tablespoons coconut or pure olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1-inch fresh ginger root, diced
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 1 carrot, cut into strips and diced
- 4 ounces diced pork, ham, chicken or turkey, in 1/2-inch pieces, optional
- 2 whole green onions thinly sliced on the bias
- 3 tablespoons liquid coconut aminos (Find them in any healthy grocery next to the Bragg's Soy aminos)
- 2 eggs, beaten
- Unprocessed salt and pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- To "rice" the cauliflower, cut it into small 1-inch florets. Grate it by hand, or process in a food processor briefly until it is rice-sized pieces. Careful - if you process too long, it will be mush.
- In a thick-bottomed skillet or wok over high heat, add 1 tablespoon oil. Add garlic and ginger, and cook briefly. Then add onions and cook until they begin to soften. Add carrots and cook briefly. Add meat, if using, and cook briefly. Add scallions and liquid aminos. Cover the pan and cook for about 1 minute until the veggies are fragrant, and still a bit crisp. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and set aside.
- Return the pan to the heat. Add 2 more tablespoons oil. Add eggs, salt and pepper. Stir constantly to cook. When they’re still moist, remove from heat and transfer to a bowl. Break up eggs with a spatula and set aside.
- Return the pan to the heat. Add 1 more tablespoon oil. Add the riced cauliflower to the pan. Season with salt and pepper, and a tablespoon of liquid aminos. Stir so it doesn't stick to the bottom. You can also add 1-2 tablespoons filtered water and cover the pan to steam the “rice” until it’s “al dente”, or as you like it, somewhere between crunchy and mushy. This will take 1-2 minutes.
- Add all the other ingredients to the pan. Veggies, eggs, and fresh bean sprouts, if using. Season with liquid aminos, and heat everything through before serving. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil. Garnish with a few green onion strips and serve.