Monday, March 24, 2014

Cauliflower rice


If you love fried rice and want a generous portion but still low in calories, then Cauliflower Fried Rice is for you! I kept seeing people talk about cauliflower rice and cauliflower pizza crust so I decided to jump on the bandwagon. A few years ago I tried mashed cauliflower which tasted exactly the same as mashed potatoes! So I figured this was forth a try. Because you don't actually cook the cauliflower the hard texture of raw cauliflower is similar to rice.

I made two servings of cauliflower rice with half a head of a medium sized cauliflower and got a much larger volume of food than what one serving of rice would have been. Just check out my plate, this is a ton of food!



Directions:
I have to admit it does take a bit of prep. I rinsed off the cauliflower, removed the core and let it dry completely. Then I cut it into chunks and put it into my blender and pulsed until the cauliflower was small and has the texture of rice. This took many many batches to do. lol

You can make your fried rice whatever veggies you normally like in your fried rice. Ever since I was a kid I always asked for fried rice without egg. So I used marinated baked tofu as my protein. Be sure to watch how many peas you put in because peas surprisingly are high in carbs and calories. Here I used garlic, onion, broccoli, carrots and peas. The sauce was a mix of tamari, ginger soy sauce and sesame oil.

Once your veggies are cooked combine them and the cauliflower in a covered pan with soy sauce for 5 minutes mixing occasionally until the cauliflower is slightly crispy.

Nutritional Analysis:
One serving of cauliflower rice is 36 calories, 8g carbs, 4g fiber
One serving of Trader Joe's Jasmine rice (1/4 cup dry) is 160 calories, 35g carbs, 0g fiber

Here's another cauliflower recipe I made.





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