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Cauliflower Fried Rice

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Make a delicious fried ‘rice’ but this time use cauliflower instead.  This Cauliflower Fried Rice will delight your taste-buds and your diet!  I’m sharing this in partnership with The Produce Gathering, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Cauliflower Fried Rice

One of our favorite foods to eat in our household is fried rice; however, I’ve been trying to really watch my diet, so I decided to try this Cauliflower Fried Rice instead.  I was surprised to find how similar it taste and just how delicious it really is.  This can be made easily with a head of cauliflower and a food processor.

Cauliflower Fried Rice

I cleaned off the cauliflower that I picked up at The Produce Gathering, then I placed it in my food processor.  A few seconds later, I had a great rice like consistency and it was perfect for my ‘fried rice’.  I decided to adapt my favorite Chicken Fried Rice and then just substitute the rice for cauliflower to make this tasty meal.  The real trick of course is trying to trick the family to see if they can tell the difference.  They definitely didn’t realize it was cauliflower.  My husband actually will tell you how much he hates cauliflower…only he ate all of this.  Of course, you can tell a difference, the texture will be different than rice, so keep that in mind.  It’s just hard to figure out what it is that is used in place of the rice.

Cauliflower Fried Rice

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Cauliflower Fried Rice

Yield: 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Finely Chopped Cauliflower
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Chicken, Cooked
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Red Onion, Diced
  • 1 Celery Stalk, Diced
  • 2 Carrots, Diced
  • 1/2 Cup Peas, Cooked
  • 2-4 Tbsp Lite Soy Sauce (or Gluten Free Soy Sauce)

Directions:

  1. Place the cleaned and trimmed cauliflower into the food processor and blend until a fine rice like consistency.
  2. Place the cauliflower in a paper towel lined bowl and use another paper towel to soak up any excess water from the cauliflower.
  3. Begin by placing the cooked chicken in the oil using a large skillet. Add in the onion, celery, carrots, peas, and let this simmer for 10 minutes or until the onions are slightly browned.
  4. Next add in the cauliflower and 2 Tbsp soy sauce. Continue cooking for another 10 minutes.
  5. At this point if you want it darker in color add in the remaining soy sauce.

Note:  I like to start with 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce, then go up from there as I serve the dish.

Cauliflower Fried Rice

This is just one of many items that you can pick up at The Produce Gathering.  They offer many local products including meats, honey, salsa, and produce.  They have a variety of options too including organic options.  It’s easy to view all the offerings using the code MHCMember.  If you use this code you will get a FREE membership then you can shop around and see what you plan to pick up.  We’ve grown to really love all that they have to offer especially the salsa.

Now it’s time to eat up.

Enjoy!

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6 Responses to “Cauliflower Fried Rice”

  1. Gwendolyn Mulhollandposted September 21, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    This looks like a great low carb option to traditional fried rice. I also like how it greatly reduces the calories. I am going to have to try this and see if I my family notices the difference.

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  2. Melissa Dixonposted September 22, 2016 at 8:08 am

    I love being able to make alternatives to foods that can cause issues for some. I was on a really strict diet due to a digestive disease and cauliflower rice was a great way to enjoy some of my favorite dishes without having to miss out on the rice part. I have never thought to make fried cauliflower but I bet my husband would enjoy it!

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  3. Alisonposted September 22, 2016 at 10:34 am

    I’ve heard of people doing this before and I love fried rice, I also live cauliflower so I think it would be delicious – I just haven’t given it a try yet because it seems like a hassle (yes I’m lazy). It may be something I need to check out though because it looks delicious!

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  4. Amy Desrosiersposted September 22, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Fried rice is such a favorite in our house. I love ti but I am not a fan of the extra carbs. This version boasts the flavor of regular fried rice but with a lot less carbs which I can surely appreciate! Thanks!

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  5. Mikeposted September 22, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    I absolutely love this idea. We are vegetarian (and one vegan), so we are always looking for new good ideas. And you can only eat so much rice right? Lol.

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  6. Lynseyposted September 22, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    This looks delicious, cauliflower is one thing I have never though about adding to rice. I like that this recipe doesn’t have as much carbs too, will definitely be trying this!

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