OK, so this isn't exactly like eating rice, but it sure is delicious! I typically wouldn't roast or steam cauliflower to eat, my preference has always been broccoli. Cauliflower has been used in numerous recipes in place of potatoes and rice for a few years. I decided to give it a whirl and loved the result!
I remember making fried rice as a kid with the left over rice from Chinese food. It just wasn't complete until you fried the egg and drizzled the hot pepper oil over it to give it a kick. I haven't had rice like that in years, like many years! That's just not something I'd ever order out due to all the vegetable oil they use and the soy sauce being full of gluten. Soy sauce is not an option anymore since it contains gluten. I used Coconut Aminos instead and think it tastes similar to soy sauce...from what I remember.
Coconut Aminos is a soy-free sauce, containing 17 amino acids, is dark, rich, and salty. It is made simply from raw coconut tree sap and sun-dried sea salt. It is naturally gluten free and lower in sodium than soy sauce. It is great for salad dressings, dips and any Asian inspired recipe that calls for soy sauce!
Recipe: Cauliflower Fried "Rice"
- 1 head of cauliflower, chopped
- 3 eggs
- 1/4-1/2 cup onions, chopped
- 1-2 bunches green onions, chopped white and green parts
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp refined coconut oil
- 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
- 2 tbsp Coconut Aminos
- 1-2 tsp Hot Pepper Sesame Oil
- dash of salt if desired (I didn't use, coconut aminos are salty enough for me)
Variations:Feel free to add chicken or extra vegetables such as peas, carrots, shredded cabbage or sprouts. You can also top with some toasted sesame seeds if you want.Quick Notes:
- Steam the cauliflower until very soft
- Use a potato ricer or food processor to turn cauliflower into "rice" pieces and set aside
- Whisk the 3 eggs and add to an oiled (coconut oil) medium sized hot skillet
- Scramble the eggs until they are still slightly wet and place in a bowl.
- Clean the skillet, add coconut oil and saute the onions and garlic until onions are translucent
- Add the cauliflower and green onions and fry on medium high heat so cauliflower starts to brown
- Stir occasionally and add in the egg and toasted sesame oil once the cauliflower is getting to desired brownness
- Remove from heat and add in Coconut Aminos and drizzle with the Hot Pepper Sesame Oil, stir until combined
You can find Coconut Aminos in the Asian aisle at Whole Foods or Vitamin Cottage or online.
Let us know if you can get your kiddos to eat this vegetable!