Cauliflower “Fried Rice”
1 medium head cauliflower (about 24 oz), rinsed
1 Tbsp sesame oil
2 egg whites
1 large egg
pinch of salt
1/2 small onion, diced fine
1/2 cup frozen peas and carrots
2 garlic cloves, minced
5 scallions, diced, whites and greens separated
3 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce, or more to taste
Remove the core and let the cauliflower dry completely. Coarsely chop into florets, then place half of the cauliflower in a food processor and pulse until the cauliflower is small and has the texture of rice or couscous – don’t over process or it will get mushy. Set aside and repeat with the remaining cauliflower.
Combine egg and egg whites in a small bowl and beat with a fork. Season with a pinch of salt.
Heat a large sauté pan or wok over medium heat and spray with oil. Add the eggs and cook, turning a few times until set; set aside.
Add the sesame oil and sauté onions, scallion whites, peas and carrots and garlic about 3 to 4 minutes, or until soft.
Raise the heat to medium-high. Add the cauliflower “rice” (~6 cups) to the sauté pan along with soy sauce. Mix, cover and cook approximately 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until the cauliflower is slightly crispy on the outside but tender on the inside. Add the egg then remove from heat and mix in scallion greens.
Serving suggestion: Top with grilled protein like shrimp or chicken to create a balanced meal.
Makes 12 servings
Serving Size: ½ cup
Saturated Fat 0.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.3g
Protein 2.7 g
Modified from skinnytaste.com