Yesterday I had mentioned how I was just craving fried rice and needed to find a way to satisfy that craving. I found out how to make cauliflower rice, which turned out to be extremely easy and actually works as a great substitute.
I stopped at Trader Joes and picked up a few things that I thought would work well in a fried rice recipe. I forgot to get peas though!!! The results…honestly one of my favorite dishes that I ever cooked.
*Double or triple the numbers below to get extras for make ahead meals
- 1 head of cauliflower (riced aka grated)
- 2 tbs bacon fat, animal fat rendering, or olive oil (preferably bacon fat)
- 1 cup pancetta or bacon (chopped)
- ½ cup protein of your choice (optional - shrimp/langosta or leftover chicken/pork)
- ½ small onoin (chopped)
- 2 tbsp garlic (chopped)
- 6 small carrots (chopped small)
- 4 mushrooms (chopped)
- ½ cup peas
- 4 eggs (whisked)
- 5 tbsl liquid aminos
- ½ tsp toasted sesame oil
- ½ tsp fish sauce
- Prep/chop the vegetables; whisk the eggs
- Toss the bacon or pancetta in a wok or large pan, cook on high for 2 minutes
- When the fat from the meat has started to coat the bottom of the pan, throw in your vegetables
- Cook for 5-7 minutes, continuously stirring
- When the mushrooms and carrots are cooked enough to your liking, remove the mixture and place on a plate to the side
- Add the eggs to the now empty pan; keep mixing the eggs to get a good scramble
- When the eggs are cooked, remove and place with the meat/vegetables
- Add the bacon fat/animal fat/olive oil to the pan and let it get hot
- Toss in your cauliflower rice, stirring for the first 30 seconds
- Stir occasionally, but let the rice sit on the bottom for a bit to get a crispy layer
- After 6 minutes add the eggs, meat and vegetables to the cauliflower rice
- Add the liquid aminos, fish sauce and sesame oil, mixing well.
- Cook and stir for about a minute and you're done!
Cook the meat and veggies together in a pan. The bacon/pancetta juice will cook the vegetables nicely
Scramble some eggs…how easy is this step?
Fry up that “rice”
It really is amazing. If not, leave a comment and berate me. If you like it, leave me a comment and thank me.