Let it snow - Week 2 - Cauliflower Fried Rice

Welcome to my Let it Snow series! After a very indulgent Christmas holiday, I have decided that one of my new year resolutions is to cut back even more on carbs. I have discovered a wonderful vegetable which can replace higher carb options in many recipes - Cauliflower! It's amazing the delicious dishes one can make with cauliflower and skip other higher carb options. Cauliflower is low in carbs and calories, and rich in vitamin C, iron, calcium, vitamin B-6, magnesium, potassium and dietary fiber. This week I am sharing my recipe for Cauliflower Fried Rice Enjoy!!!

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients (serves 4)

3 tablespoons coconut oil, divided

2 cloves garlic, minced

½ pound (227g) fresh shrimp, washed

2 carrots, peeled, washed and diced

1 teaspoon fresh or dried herbs (thyme, rosemary, sage)

1 bay leaf

¼ teaspoon allspice, ground

½ onion (½ cup), diced

½ green bell pepper (½ cup), diced

½ red bell pepper (½ cup), diced

½ yellow bell pepper (½ cup), diced

½ cup green peas

24oz (680g) cauliflower rice (2 standard packets cauliflower rice)

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Salt to taste

4 eggs

Method

  1. Place a wok or medium saucepan over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons coconut oil and fry the garlic for about 30 seconds or until fragrant

  2. Increase the heat to medium-high, then add the shrimp, carrots, herbs, bay leaf and ground allspice then cook for 2 minutes

  3. Add the onions, green onions, bell peppers and green peas then cook for 2 minutes

  4. Add the cauliflower rice, black pepper and salt and cook for 5 minutes

  5. While the fried rice is cooking, crack the eggs in a bowl, add a pinch of salt and beat until frothy

  6. Place the remaining coconut oil (1 tablespoon) in a frying pan over medium heat and scramble the eggs for 3-4 minutes or until set

  7. Add the scrambles eggs to the fried rice, mix well and serve

Note: You can make cauliflower rice at home using by blending a cauliflower in a food processor. 1 large cauliflower serves 4

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