Healthy low carb quick and easy take out made at home?? Oh yes. This Cauliflower “Fried Rice” really is one of my favorites! It satisfies that take out craving, but is so healthy you can eat the whole box worth because it is basically just a big plate of vegetables!
Replacing the rice with cauliflower makes it low calorie and low carb, and cauliflower also adds a great dose of nutrition from the cruciferous vegetable. The protein from the tofu and the peas make it filling and satisfying.
What is “riced” cauliflower anyhow? Well very simply, it is just cauliflower finely grated. This can be accomplished either with a standard cheese grater (a stand up one is easiest to work with) or with a food processor. I much prefer the food processor method since it is much less messy. With a cheese grater tiny cauliflower bits tend to spread everywhere, but if this is what you have it will absolutely work just fine. Just cut it into chucks, and grate it or process it until it resembles rice! You may need to do a couple batches in the food processor.
A third option is to buy it pre-riced, which is actually possible now since it has become more popular in many recipes. I found some that is frozen and organic at Trader Joes, which is super convenient because then you can just have all the ingredients on hand!
Here is a video of it being made in a food processor.
Once you have made your “rice”, set that aside and dice the onions, carrots, tofu, and mushrooms. Start them sautéing on medium high heat with the coconut oil. Sauté them until they are just tender, stirring intermittently. Then add the “rice” and soy sauce, cook for about 3 minutes. Add peas and sesame oil last. You just want the peas to thaw and be the same tempature as the rest of the dish, you don’t want them to cook. The sesame oil is just for flavor and degrades at high temperatures, so it needs to go in last as well. Serve and sprinkle with sesame seeds and a drizzle of soy sauce!
As always, I suggest you get everything organic. It is particularly important to get tofu organic, since non-organic tofu is a heavily GMO product and there are even studies that show it messes with hormones, particularly estrogen. Getting tofu organic is important!
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