Sunday, 6 April 2014

Cauliflower Fried Rice

     Eating gluten free and dairy free may seem like you can never enjoy your favourite "unhealthy" type foods again, but that is simply not true! You just have to find a way to change them to suit your needs. Which is what I did here. I LOVE fried rice but had not given it a thought after I changed my eating habits until I was inspired by healthier fried rice recipes, like the ones here, and here. I chose to go with using cauliflower, rather than rice. Enjoy!


Recipe

Ingredients:
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil (or olive oil)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 portobello mushroom
  • 2 cups broccoli
  • 1 1/2 cup snap peas
  • 1-2 cloves garlic (adjust to taste)
  • 1 inch ginger, grated
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup water

Steps:
  • In a food processor or with a grater, chop cauliflower into “rice” sized pieces. 
  • In a bowl, lightly beat the eggs. 
  • In a skillet, heat 1 tbsp oil over medium heat. Scramble eggs until they are almost done, then remove and put into a bowl, and set aside.
  • Wipe out skillet and add remaining tbsp of oil over medium heat.
  • Add onions and carrots and cook until onion is translucent and carrots are softened.
  • Add in mushroom and broccoli and cook, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in cauliflower, peas, garlic, and ginger.
  • Turn heat to medium high, and add soy sauce and water. Cook, stirring constantly for another 3-5 minutes.
  • Add in scrambled eggs and cook for another minute.
  • Remove from heat and serve.
Serves 4
Calories: 309
Fat: 15.2 g
Saturated Fat: 2.6 g
Carbohydrate: 34.7 g
Protein: 15.2 g
Fibre: 11.4 g
Sodium: 303.5 g
Cholesterol: 161.2 g

Enjoy!