I have wanted to try cauliflower fried “rice” for some time now, but there were a few deterrents. For starters there is a LOT of prep (chopping up etc.) and the other thing is my Dad and Hubster are not into cauliflower at all. So yesterday I got over that and decided I was doing it anyways. I paired it with chicken breast marinated in a smoky BBQ sauce.
After much chopping up of every vegie I thought would go well in the dish and putting the cauliflower through the food processor the cooking began.
I put a little bit of butter and garlic oil in the bottom of the pan to prevent sticking (plus garlic goes with everything 🙂 ) heated the pan then chucked in the vegies that take longer to cook like celery, capsicum, peas, onion, shallots. After a couple of minutes I added carrot and a bit of ham and some corn. After a couple of more minutes I added the cauliflower.
I made sure everything was well mixed then added a bit of soy sauce, in all there was maybe 2 tbsn, to be honest I think there was less than that, but I was doing it by taste not recipe. I don’t like a lot of soy in my fried rice so I wanted to be light on it 🙂 If you put too much it get bitter and salty really quickly.
Because I did it by guesstimate I ended up with a LOT of it. As in we all ate a healthy serve of it and there is still enough for me to have at lunch today and for everyone to have seconds for dinner tonight also.
Everybody LOVED it. I waited until they gave their verdicts to tell them it was cauliflower, they seemed slightly surprised, but kept eating and saying it was great! Woohoo experiment success – and so much healthier for us than our home made fried rice (which was already pretty healthy apart from the rice hahaha).
Will definitely do again!
June 12th, 2015 at 5:28 pm
Awesome! I actually bought some cauliflower this week thinking I would use it as a rice base for a dish. 🙂
June 12th, 2015 at 7:10 pm
This was totally yummy, when I was spooning out some to take to work earlier I had a quick mouthful and it was even pretty good cold. 🙂
June 13th, 2015 at 1:11 am
OMG that looks beyond amazing!!! I want to try it!! I also want to learn to make mashed cauliflower instead of potatoes, since it’s delicious whenever I get it at a restaurant!
June 15th, 2015 at 5:23 pm
It was SOOO good, I thought it would be yum, but it seriously exceeded my expectations!
I haven’t tried to do it as a mash yet, but I want to do this also so I can have it as a topping to my shepherd’s pie 🙂
June 13th, 2015 at 2:03 am
That sounds really healthy and looks really good. I’ll have to try that.
June 15th, 2015 at 5:42 pm
It is literally all vegies and a little bit of soy sauce. We had enough for a few dinners for four people though 🙂 I think it will freeze okay though 🙂
June 22nd, 2015 at 4:30 pm
Looks yum! I’ve also been wanting to try this but have gotten into my stir-fries instead. Will have to revisit the idea I think… 🙂
June 22nd, 2015 at 5:08 pm
This is kind of like a stirfry gone mad I think 🙂 ALL THE VEGIES… little bit of soy sauce… DONE 🙂