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Super Easy Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe

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I love low carb/paleo versions of normally high-carb recipes. 

It’s not that carbs are bad. Heavens no! I love my doughnuts, and no-bake cookies, and breads, and pastas. Let’s face it, a world without carbs would be a sad world indeed. 

This cauliflower fried rice recipe is so easy! I love that it's not only low carb, but a super tasty way to get the family to eat their veggies!

No, my thing with these low carb substitutions is that they almost always use cruciferous vegetables in place of the relatively low nutrient grains. 

So in my book, low carb and paleo copycat recipes are really just a clever way to dress up vegetables and eat more of them. 

I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love my veggies! I’ll gladly eat boiled cauliflower sprinkled with just a touch of sea salt and call it good. But the fact it, I probably wont’ eat as much, because well, the truth is, the tastier the dish, the more of it gets eaten. 

Super easy cauliflower fried rice

Just ask my kids. Give them boiled grits with butter and salt (the way I grew up eating them) and they’ll pick at it a bit, but sprinkle some cheese and sausage on it, dress it up and put it in a casserole dish? They devour that stuff

All of that to say, this cauliflower fried rice is about as a tasty a vegetable dress-up as you can get. I may or may not have, once upon a time, devoured an entire batch all by myself. Plus, it’s kind of crazy, but these veggie dishes almost are almost always faster and easier to make then they’re less nutritious counterpart. 

So yeah, I’m low carb recipe fan every day of the week.

Super Easy Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe

I had no idea how easy it was to make cauliflower fried rice!

 

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Super Easy Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe

  • Author: Elise

Ingredients

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  • 1 Bag of cauliflower, thawed (or 1 medium head)
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1/3 cup frozen or fresh peas
  • 3 green onions
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce

Instructions

  1. Shred cauliflower, or pulse in food processor until it is fine enough to resemble rice.
  2. Sauté carrot, peas, and chopped green onion bulbs in oil until crisp-tender.
  3. Add garlic, and stir quickly.
  4. Add cauliflower, and stir-fry gently until tender, but not mushy.
  5. Beat egg, and pour over cauliflower mixture.
  6. Continue to stir coating cauliflower while egg cooks.
  7. Add soy sauce.
  8. Serve with garnish of chopped green onion stems.

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    1. The texture would be slightly different, more like cauliflower than rice, but it would still be good! 🙂

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