I have been seeing recipes on cauliflower fried rice and wondered how it would taste like. Usually people who use cauliflower to replace rice are those who want a healthier alternative. Rice contains carbs and is not good for people with diabetes as they need to reduce their sugar intake. About 4 weeks ago, I have begun to eliminate carbs from my food. No more coffee with sugar, bread, cakes, cookies, just about anything that has sugar in it. The first 2 weeks were pretty tough and I experienced headaches due to the withdrawal symptom. I was following Atkins’ Induction Phase during this time.
Things are a lot better now and I am used to eating no carbs. Since I have been eating lots of protein i.e. meat and egg, I decided to try the Cauliflower Fried Rice and googled for the recipe a few days ago
- 1 medium head cauliflower
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 large egg
- pinch of salt
- Olive oil
- 1/2 small onion, diced fine
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- Soy sauce
- Coarsely chop cauliflowers into florets. You may also use the food processor.
- Crack egg and beat with a fork. Season with salt.
- Heat a large pan or wok over medium heat and add olive oil.
- Add the egg and cook until set. Set aside.
- Add the sesame oil and saute onions and garlic about 3 to 4 minutes.
- Add the cauliflower “rice” to the pan along with soy sauce. Mix, cover and cook approximately 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until the cauliflower is slightly crispy on the outside but tender on the inside.
- Add the egg then remove from heat.
I added some mix-vege (carrots, peas and corn) into my dish but I will omit that next time because they contain a lot of carbs.
Ta-daa…my Cauliflower Fried Rice. It tasted wonderful. I can say that cauliflower is now my new best friend.