Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe
Cauliflower fried rice is a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional fried rice that is usually made with white rice. This recipe is perfect for those who are looking for a low-carb, gluten-free, and healthy option that is still packed with flavor. Using cauliflower rice instead of regular rice not only reduces the carbohydrate content but also adds a variety of vitamins and minerals that are essential for a healthy body.
I love experimenting with new recipes, and I'm always looking for ways to make my favorite dishes healthier. One day, I decided to try making fried rice with cauliflower rice instead of regular rice, and it turned out to be a game-changer. The dish was just as flavorful as traditional fried rice, but much lighter and healthier. Now, it's one of my favorite go-to dishes when I want something quick, easy, and healthy.
- 1 head of cauliflower, riced
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 cup frozen peas and carrots
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Rinse the cauliflower and cut it into florets. Place the florets into a food processor and pulse until the cauliflower is broken down into small rice-like pieces.
- Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
- Add the red bell pepper and sauté for another 2-3 minutes until it begins to soften.
- Add the frozen peas and carrots and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes until they are heated through.
- Push the vegetables to one side of the skillet and add the beaten eggs to the empty space. Scramble the eggs until they are fully cooked.
- Mix the eggs with the vegetables and add the cauliflower rice to the skillet. Stir-fry for 5-7 minutes until the cauliflower is tender and lightly browned.
- Add the soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, and pepper to the skillet and stir-fry for an additional 2-3 minutes until everything is well combined.
- Serve hot and garnish with chopped scallions if desired.
Cauliflower fried rice is a versatile dish that can be served as a main course or a side dish. It's perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy a healthy and delicious meal without sacrificing flavor. You can serve it with grilled chicken, fish, or tofu for a complete meal, or you can enjoy it on its own as a light lunch or dinner. It's also a great dish to bring to potlucks or parties since it's easy to make in large quantities.