Saturday, April 18, 2015

Cauliflower Fried Rice








When I saw cauliflower on sale I grabbed quite a few. Gabe won't eat it, he can't even stand the smell. I'm such a good wife that I made him something special pasta cordon bleu. Since he was the only one eating the pasta, I had a few nights to eat meatless.

Carol posted this recipe and Jennifer Chong posted this one. I added the fish sauce and I also scrambled the egg where Carol made an egg pancake and cut it up. 

Ingredients:

1 head cauliflower
1 1/2 Tbsp. vegetable oil, divided
3 large eggs, beaten *
1 medium green or red pepper, seeded and cut into small pieces ( used a orange pepper)
1 bunch green onions, sliced ( didn't use)
2 medium carrots, peeled and shredded ( used frozen peas and carrots- 1 cup frozen which I steamed till done)**
1 Tbsp. freshly grated ginger ( used about 1/2 teaspoon)
3 cloves garlic, minced
1-3 Tbsp. lite soy sauce
1 Tablespoon Fish Sauce ( added from Jennifer's recipe)
1 1/2 tsp. sesame oil
1 tsp. Sriracha or chile paste


Directions:

Clean and cut cauliflower and add to food processor and pulse until the cauliflower looks like rice.

Add oil to a large skillet and saute garlic, onions, pepper. Fry until everything is soft. Add the carrots,peas, ( if using frozen peas and carrots you can skip frying and steam the vegetables and add later) ginger and fry another 2 minutes.

Push the vegetables to the side of the large skillet and crack the eggs in the skillet and scramble.

Once the eggs are scrambled mix in the sauteed vegetables.

Add the cauliflower which was pulsed in the food processor to the  skillet and saute for about five minutes until the cauliflower is soft.

Mix the soy sauce, fish sauce, sesame oil and sriracha in a small bowl and whisk until well combined.

Pour the soy mixture over the cauliflower and combine

* Scrambled 3 eggs .  

** I had a bag of frozen peas and carrots. Easy.

22 comments:

  1. Oh man we LOVED this stuff....and it's been a while since I made it. I have a couple cauliflower on hand....I think I'll be adding this to the rotation next week. Your photo has me wanting it for breakfast! I have some fish sauce here...do I dare give it a try? Talk me into it, Linda. :)

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    1. Ok Carol- I know you can add a tiny bit and see if you like the taste. Just a tiny bit girlfriend and I'll try a tiny bit of coconut!

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  2. Looks easy and delicious, Linda!!

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  3. Cauliflower is one of my favorite vegetables. I like this low carb fried rice, Linda!

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    1. You know Michelle I was thinking you hubby might like this-

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  4. This looks like a dish that would be well accepted here. I am unsure about the fish sauce as that isn't something I have ever used. I will check for a substitute or skip it entirely. Hopefully it doesn't alter the taste too much.

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    1. Angela- you don't have to add the fish sauce. Think your hubby would like this?

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  5. I love this type of foods. I will try this one.

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    1. I hope you like it as much as I did! So easy and delicious.

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  7. I love making fried rice, your version sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend? I hope you will join us again this Monday morning!

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    1. Hi Joy- I'm not a fan of rice so when I saw what I could do with cauliflower in the food processor I was thrilled! This recipe is so easy and like you said healthy.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Linda

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  8. I am slightly obsessed with cauliflower it these days, so I'm excited to see this post. I am definitely earmarking it for later!

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    1. LOL- so am I! Check out my other cauliflower recipes-

      http://bestoflongislandandcentralflorida.blogspot.com/search/label/Cauliflower

      Hope you find other recipes that you might like

      Thanks for stopping by

      Linda

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  9. I'm a much bigger fan of cauliflower than my husband. This recipe sounds good. We are so glad you shared with us at Merry Monday. I hope to see you at the new party beginning tonight at 9pm EST.

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    1. Shirley- my hubby won't eat cauliflower at all- LOL! I loved this recipe and hope you do also.

      Visited Merry Monday this morning and thanks for hosting.

      Linda

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  10. Sounds very unusual and yummy! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  11. Hi Jann, something different and healthy.

    Thanks for stopping by,

    Linda

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  12. Hey Linda, thanks for linking up with me on my Bohemian Blog Hop! I love reading new recipes, but next time could you please remember to link your vegan recipes only? Thanks so much!

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