They say you are what you eat, so I may turn into a cauliflower soon. In one evening, I made cauliflower rice, butternut squash cauliflower risotto, and cauliflower fritters (which taste like potato latkes!).

Cauliflower “rice” has been been floating around the blogosphere for some time now, so I decided it was time to take the plunge and try it out. Even if you’re not super nutrition-conscious, it’s hard to ignore these stats:

nutrition facts of rice and cauliflower

Not to mention that the cauliflower rice is SO good!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 head of cauliflower
  • 1/2 bag of frozen peas and carrots
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 2 eggs
  • Soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and/or sriracha for seasoning
  • Canola oil

cauliflower rice

Instructions

In a bowl, thaw frozen peas and carrots. Clean and dry cauliflower thoroughly, then destem and chop into bite-sized chunks. Use a food processor on the pulse setting or a knife to chop cauliflower into rice-sized pieces.* Finely chop half a medium onion and saute over medium-low with canola oil until translucent (4-5 minutes). Add peas and carrots, and cook until the water evaporates (1-2 minutes). Add 2 scrambled eggs and cook fully. Add cauliflower “rice” and cook over medium-high, adding several dashes each of soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and sriracha, if you like spicy foods. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 8-10 minutes or until cauliflower is crispy.

cauliflower rice

Notes

In order to ensure crispy, not soggy ingredients:

  • Use a large skillet so the ingredients aren’t crowded
  • You may need to cook the cauliflower rice in two batches
  • Use canola oil (not olive oil); add more if needed for added crunch
  • Make sure that the cauliflower is dry
  • Don’t overstir!

You can also add chicken or pork to the dish to make it more hearty!

cauliflower rice

*This step can be a bit tedious if you don’t have a food processor, so share the task with a friend or rock out (carefully) to Stereo Love on Pandora

 

 

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+Cristina Roman