I have a new love in my life. (Yay) A food love. (Aww) As a motivational speaker on health and wellness I wanted to share it with you so you can join me and the fabuloso Linda Larsen in this healthy food obsession.
It is Cauliflower Rice. We first tried it at a local Asian restaurant and I could have sworn that I was eating a mixture of cauliflower AND rice, but NO, it was just the cauliflower grated to a rice-like texture. Halla! No giant serving of starchy carb rice to have to exercise off the next day! Please know that I think rice is delicious, healthy, and many cultures around the world have thrived on it for centuries. But do you know what a serving of rice is supposed to be? A pitiful half cup. Who eats a half cup of rice?! Let’s get real people. Sometimes you need a big bowl of rice to serve with a curry or stir fry and you can’t always spare the calories. Here's a delicious alternative or a meal in itself when you want to sit down with a big honker bowl of this concoction!
Cauliflower Fried Rice
- 1 head cauliflower
- 1 small onion
- 1 cup broccoli
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons tamari (a good quality soy sauce)
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 2 eggs, beaten
- fresh ground black pepper to taste
Prep your vegetables first: Dice onion, pulse blend cauliflower in a food processor (or grate with box grater) to a rice-like consistency. Do the same with the broccoli.
Heat olive oil in a wok or large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté about 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add cauliflower and broccoli and sauté until tender but firm to the bite, about 5 minutes. Add tamari and mix in thoroughly.
Push mixture to one side of skillet and add the eggs. Scramble in the pan and chop into pieces when firm. Toss cauliflower mixture with the eggs, add toasted sesame oil and mix. Serve with a fresh grind of black pepper.
If it's good advice to eat more veggies – then this recipe will make that lifestyle habit easy to swallow!