Ok, I’ll admit it. I’m a carb junkie! I could seriously LIVE off nothing but potatoes, pasta, or rice – in that order! If you are trying to eat healthily or maintain or lose weight, these are things you might have to consider removing or at least reducing from your menu. *Insert shocked face*. Do you see the tears streaming down my face? YES, it’s that bad!
Recently, we were given several heads of cauliflower. Our children love it cooked like mashed potatoes with lots of cheese added. It’s good, but I wanted something different. Then, Pinterest came to the rescue when I found several recipes for cauliflower rice. I wasn’t super excited about it but decided to try it anyway. I’m glad I did!
1 small head cauliflower, cleaned and pulsed in a food processor to resemble rice
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons green onions (or whatever type onion you have on hand), minced
salt & pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons soy sauce, or to taste
I placed the cleaned and chopped cauliflower into a food processor fitted with the blade attachment. After pulsing a few times, the cauliflower looked like this.
Begin by beating the eggs with 1 teaspoon sesame oil in a small bowl. Set aside.
Heat the remaining sesame oil in a large saute pan or wok. Add the cauliflower, onions, and frozen veggies. Stir until the cauliflower just becomes tender, about 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for one minute. Move the cauliflower to the sides of the pan forming a well in the center. Add the eggs and scramble until the eggs are cooked. Mix the eggs in with the cauliflower rice, drizzle with the soy sauce and stir until well combined.
If you want to make a complete meal from this, just add cooked shrimp or chicken at the end.