Cauliflower “Fried Rice”

Yes you read that right.  This was dang delicious, and reminded me so much of fried rice.  I LOVE fried rice.  But this was cauliflower!!!  How is that even possible?!  Well, it is.  Stay tuned to find out how!   You won’t be disappointed!!  So tasty, but so healthy!!  I never cease to be amazed by sneaky food…being so delicious but so nutritious.  Hallelujah.  I’m a happy girl.

Adapted from stupideasypaleo.com.

 

So, here’s what you need:

  • 1 Head Cauliflower, Grated
  • 2 Carrots, Sliced
  • 1/2 Red Onion, Minced
  • 6 Green Onions, Sliced
  • 1/2 to 1 inch Ginger, Peeled and Minced
  • 1 Can Sliced Mushrooms (Or fresh…mine went bad so I had to raid the pantry!!)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 3 Tbsp Bragg’s Amino Acids

 

And here’s how you do it!!

  1. Rinse your cauliflower and cut into manageable pieces and grate.  Now, you could do this by hand…but I used my handy dandy KitchenAid attachment…and you could probably use a food processor too and save yourself some work!
  2. Prep your veggies!  Slicey Mincey Choppy!
  3. Get a big pot or a wok (I love it when I can use my wok!) and melt the Coconut Oil in it over medium heat.
  4. Add Carrots, red onion, and ginger.  Stir and cook until everything is starting to soften.  (If you are using fresh mushrooms feel free to add them now.)
  5. Add grated cauliflower, mushrooms,  green onions, and Bragg’s Amino Acids.  Stir to combine and cook until cauliflower begins to soften, 5-7 minutes.
  6. Create a well in the middle of your mixture so the bottom of the wok is exposed.  Crack your eggs into the well and scramble until cooked.  Stir into the rest of the ingredients so everything is evenly dispersed.
  7. Serve and enjoy!  I topped this with my Salmon with Grapefruit Relish…and somehow the flavors worked together fantastically!!

Oh boy.  My tummy just growled and I haven’t even posted the pictures yet, haha!

 

Cauliflower Fried Rice 1Rinse your cauliflower and cut into manageable pieces!

Cauliflower Fried Rice 2

 

Now grate using whatever method you prefer…I must say I highly recommend the use of a KitchenAid or Food Processor.  See how easy that looks?

Cauliflower Fried Rice 3

 

Now you should have a nice big bowl of cauliflower “rice.”  Yay!  We’re gettin there!

Cauliflower Fried Rice 4

 

Heat coconut oil in a wok (or big pan).  Add your carrots, red onion, and ginger and cook a few minutes, until everything begins to soften.

Cauliflower Fried Rice 5

 

Now add your cauliflower, green onions, mushrooms, and Amino Acids.  Sorry the picture was fuzzy, it was starting to get steamy in there, haha!

Cauliflower Fried Rice 6

 

Mix everything together and cook until cauliflower begins to soften, about 5-7 minutes.

Cauliflower Fried Rice 7

 

Create a well so you can see the bottom of your wok.  Crack three eggs into the well and scramble until cooked.

Cauliflower Fried Rice 8

 

Now stir it all together!!! SOOOO yummy!!!

Cauliflower Fried Rice 9

 

Happy happy happy!!!  Enjoy this healthy version of an Asian favorite!!

 

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Asian Inspired Green Beans

Yummy.  I love green beans.  For real.  Especially with garlic and ginger.  So this recipe made me happy, happy, happy.  Beautiful side dish for any kind of protein.  One of my favorite things about starting the journey to health is the fact that I have discovered that there are SO many different ways to make vegetables…so many flavors you can use, and so many different ways to cook them!  It blows my mind and makes me so excited!  I think a lot of people who say they “hate vegetables” or “don’t do green” just don’t know that veggies don’t have to be boring.  In fact…it’s pure injustice if you let them be.  Because they are worth so much more than that!!  This recipe is a perfect example of a green living up to it’s potential.  Try it out!!!

Adapted from www.foodandwine.com

 

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 lb fresh Green Beans
  • 4 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 5 Cloves Garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1-2 tsp Ginger, minced
  • 2 tsp Bragg’s Amino Acids (Soy Sauce Substitute)
  • 1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper (optional)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

And here’s how you do it:

  1. In a large pot of water, bring water to boil and salt it.  Toss in the green beans and boil until tendercrisp, about 4 minutes.
  2. While beans boil, prepare a bowl of ice water.  As soon as beans are done, toss them into the ice water to stop the cooking process.
  3. Heat the coconut oil in a large pan over medium heat.  Add garlic and cook until fragrant, probably about 30 seconds.
  4.  Add ginger and red pepper flakes, then green beans and amino acids.  Toss together and saute for a few more minutes.  Serve and enjoy!!

 

Asian Inspired Green Beans 1Don’t they look good?  They were!  They were slightly reminiscent of Garlic Ginger Peas, but I thought somehow this flavor was even better.

Here it is next to a steak and chicken breast my husband grilled for me…we had just been given the grill a few days prior for his birthday, but hadn’t had a chance to try it out yet…so even though we were busy all day, he ended up being so excited to try his man grill that we grilled at 11 at night, haha!  The beauty of being young, impulsive, and childless 😉  These beans were the perfect green side for the tasty main course.

Asian Inspired Green Beans 2

 

Try it out, make it your own, and let me know how you like it!!!