We are right in the middle of the Holiday season and I am yearning for something that doesn't involve mashed potatoes, gravy or dessert. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love Holiday recipes! I had my fair share of turkey, stuffing and pie, but between Thanksgiving and Christmas, it is my goal this year NOT to gain excess weight! After cooking all week (not me, but some of you out there did a lot of Thanksgiving prep) it's weekend nights when the take-out and pizza start to sound so convenient. This cauliflower fried rice recipe is not only super quick to make, it's packed with veggies!
Here's the recipe:
1/2 a head of cauliflower
1 large carrot
1 stalk of celery
1/4 cup corn
Start by ricing your cauliflower. You can also buy pre-riced cauliflower in most freezer sections of the grocery store but I prefer to rice my own, that way I get the exact amount I need. My secret: I use a ninja blender to rice my cauliflower. Next, chop carrot and celery to desired size.
Note: you can also diced up onion, peas or any other veggies/meats you like for this dish! That's the best part, you can take the template and make it your own.
In a large, hot skillet, saute cauliflower rice, carrot, and celery together. I used avocado oil and a splash of sesame oil to saute the veggies but you are welcome to use whatever you have on hand! Let those cook for a couple minutes and start to break down. Add in corn and sliced mushrooms. While those are all cooking, chop your shrimp into bite size pieces. Add in the shrimp along with two tablespoons of soy sauce.I seasoned the fried rice with salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder to taste.
When the shrimp have started to pink up (which will take no time at all), create a large well in the center of your skillet and add in scrambled eggs. Cook the eggs till they are almost done and then combine with the rest of the rice mixture.
This recipe is a great way to pack in veggies into your diet . The "rice" is filling but without the guilt! And for some of you who are still skeptical, the cauliflower takes on whatever you flavor it with. It doesn’t taste like you are eating a bunch of vegetables. The best part of cooking: you get to be creative!
What are some ways you get creative when adding vegetables into your diet?