8 hours ago
Monday, October 27, 2014
This is a trick post.
I had half a head of orange cauliflower leftover, staring me in the face for days, asking to be used in something.
I also had leftover roast chicken from last night.
I googled chicken with cauliflower and Kevin's recipe came up.
Fried rice without rice?
How could this be?
Kevin says you "rice" the cauliflower.
How do I do that?
"Either on a grater, or in a food processor", he says.
Ok. I'll try it.
I like saving calories and carbs by using a vegetable instead of a starch, but how will this taste?
Will my husband notice the rice is missing?
I used a box grater and the little trees grated very easily.
They looked just like rice, however, since my head of cauliflower was orange, my "rice" looked more like a bowl of cheddar cheese.
I omitted the bacon in the recipe, because I felt the chicken would be enough protein.
This was DELICIOUS and the other eater had no idea that the rice was missing. :)
Cauliflower Fried Rice (sans rice): (adapted from Closet Cooking)
1/2 pound skinless boneless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into small pieces
1 small onion, diced
4 ounces mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup frozen defrosted peas
1/2 cup carrot, shredded or diced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon ginger, grated
1/2 head cauliflower, riced by grating by hand or in a food processor
2 eggs, lightly scrambled
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sweet soy sauce or balsamic vinegar
chili sauce such as sambal oelek or srircha to taste
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 green onions, sliced
Heat a heavy skillet on medium heat (I used coconut oil).
Add the chicken and stir-fry until cooked, about 5 minutes.
Add the onion and mushrooms, peas and carrots and peas and stir-fry for another 3 minutes.
Add the garlic and ginger and stir-fry for 30 seconds.
Add the cauliflower rice, mix everything up and stir-fry for 3 more minutes.
Make a well in the middle of the pan, add the eggs and let them sit for a minute before mixing them into everything.
Add the sauce w/ the scallions and serve.
This was amazing, and I will always make it, even if I don't have leftover cauliflower (I will buy a head just for this recipe).
PS Henry had no idea that it was cauliflower, and he said it was the best fried rice I had ever made.