Cauliflower Fried Rice – Healthy, low-carb, and seriously tasty! Tastes so much like the Chinese takeout but without the guilt. Perfect healthy side dish
Cauliflower Fried Rice
Ever since I discovered that cauliflower can replace bread, potatoes, and rice, I am hooked! I can enjoy that same texture and flavor without the guilt. Plus, this Cauliflower Fried Rice is quicker to make that the full carb version.
The beauty of this particular Cauliflower Fried Rice recipe is that you can make it in the oven or on the stove. So use whatever method is easier for you.
I am a huge fan of Chinese food but I know how many calories each dish has. So I try to avoid it whenever I can. Now I can satisfy my cravings with less calories and with high-quality ingredients.
The process is rather simple. Start with a beautiful head of Cauliflower:
Take out the leaves and divide in florets. Next, you place them on a food processor until you achieve the texture or rice.
Now you can choose to make your Cauliflower Fried Rice in the oven or on the stove. This time, I placed the “rice” and veggies in the oven.
And then I add the rest of the ingredients.
It turns out delicious, flavorful and filling. Eat it with a fork or with chopsticks. I serve this Cauliflower Fried Rice as a side dish but you can certainly add in some chopped chicken or shrimp and make it an entree. You may also like this Quinoa Fried Rice Recipe, Ranch Whole Roasted Cauliflower or Lemon Balsamic Asparagus.
My husband does triathlons and trains every day. He usually eats very lean, so in turn, our whole household eats very low fat and low carb. This Cauliflower Fried Rice has become a weekly staple. It’s so easy! My kids love it as well and it also makes great leftovers.
I hope you can try this delicious Cauliflower Fried Rice at home. If you do, please upload a pic on Instagram and tag me @Livingsweetmoments or use the hashtag #LivingSweet. I promise to repost it.
Cauliflower Fried Rice
- 1 large head of cauliflower chopped
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/2 shallots minced
- 1/2 cup of frozen peas and carrots thawed
- 1/2 cup of frozen corn thawed
- 2 Tablespoons of sesame oil or olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
Preheat oven to 375 Degrees Fahrenheit
Chop the cauliflower into small florets and put them into a food processor
Pulse until it's small and looks like rice
You may need to scrape the sides of the food processor once
In a bowl combine the cauliflower rice, sesame oil, garlic, shallots
Spread the cauliflower on a large baking sheet and roast for 8 minutes. Spread again and roast for another 8 minutes
Add the veggies to the cauliflower rice and stir. Roast for an extra couple of minutes
Pour the soy sauce and stir. You can add 2 scrambled eggs, shrimp or chicken to this as well
Recipe Notes*If you prefer this can be easily made in a skillet. Just saute the cauliflower rice with the onions and garlic until soft. Then add the rest of the ingredients.
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