Friday, January 6, 2012

Fried "Rice"

This was my dinner tonight. It was delicious! I have seen a recipe for cauliflower fried rice on several low-carb websites. I didn't follow any set recipe. I made the fried "rice" the way I normally do just replacing the rice with grated cauliflower and omitting the diced carrots and peas I would normally use. This really did taste very similar to fried rice. The cauliflower takes on the flavor of the soy sauce and doesn't taste like cauliflower at all.
To go with it I sauteed some shrimp and green beans and tossed them both with a sauce made from soy sauce, garlic, ginger, a little water,and Splenda.
Seriously the best dinner I have had in the past several weeks.
This meal is induction friendly if your on Atkins but make sure your carbs for the rest of the day aren't too high.
Also, watch the soy sauce some brands have up to 5 carbs per Tbsp. I chose La Choy because it has 1 gram per Tbsp.

Ingredients for Cauliflower Fried Rice

1 tbsp canola oil
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp ginger
1 cup grated cauliflower
1/4 cup green onion
1 large egg
2 tsp minced garlic


    1. Grate the cauliflower using either the largest holes on a hand grater or with the grating blade in food processor. The results should almost resemble the size of cooked white rice.
    2. Heat oil to cover the bottom of a small skillet on medium-high.
    3. Quickly stir-fry the white of the onions and the garlic. Watch closely so as not to burn.
    4. Add the cauliflower; fry about 4-5 minutes, stirring constantly until it begins to color a bit. Don't overcook or it might get mushy.
    5. Stir in the soy sauce. Push the cauliflower to one side of the pan; pour in the beaten egg.
    6. Lightly scramble the egg briefly then mix into the cauliflower.
    7. Add the green onion tops and toss.


1 comment:

  1. Sounds yuuuummmaayyy!! I shall be trying it!