Surely you have heard of cauliflower rice before, but have you made it? If not, I can assure it is pretty easy and fairly quick as well. I make it exactly in the same way as how I make my basic fried rice. I just swap the rice with the ground cauliflower, same ingredients, same spices, very basic.
If you make this on a weekday night for dinner and you want it to be ready really quick, I recommend you wash, dry and grind the cauliflower beforehand. You can do it the night before and keep it in the fridge. This speeds up the process and takes away that annoying bit of washing up (or is it just me who doesn’t like washing up…?)
I have written down here the basic recipe I use for cauliflower rice. As it is, it is vegetarian. You can of course add chicken, pork, beef, shrimps or quorn even. Personally I prefer chicken with it, especially leftovers of a roasted chicken.
You will always find the soya sauce and sweet and sour chili sauce on the table whenever we are having fried (cauliflower) rice. Some of us even like melted peanut butter to go with it, just like on a normal rice based nasi. Take about 2 tablespoons of good quality (pure) peanut butter and warm it up in the microwave for about 30 seconds, stir and my youngest’s favourite sauce in the world is ready!
I hope you and your family will enjoy this recipe if you decide to make it! Do let me know how it works out for you.
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- 1 big cauliflower
- 1 red pepper
- 2 spring onions
- 3 garlic cloves
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup peas
- 1 tsp ginger powder (or tsp fresh grated ginger)
- 1 tbsp soya sauce
- Cut the cauliflower into flowers, wash and dry on a clean kitchen towel.
- Use the kitchen processor the grind down the dried cauliflower into a rice like consistence. Don't grind it too small.
- Clean and cut the cloves, spring onions and red pepper.
- Warm up some oil (rapeseed oil, coconut oil or cobnut oil) into a frying pan.
- Add the red pepper and fry until becoming soft.
- Add the garlic cloves and most of the spring onion, fry for 1 minute.
- Add the peas and fry for another minute.
- Bring in the ground cauliflower into the pan and stir really well, add some more oil now if you like.
- Keep frying and stirring until the cauliflower softens, but don't let it become soggy.
- Push the contents of the pan to the sides so an opening appears in the middle.
- Add the two eggs and let them fry briefly before you start stirring in them.
- Just stir the eggs for a little while then stir them into the cauliflower rice and keep stirring until the eggs are cooked through.
- Season with the ginger powder and soya sauce.
from More Than Just Carrots