Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Paleo Fried Rice(d Cauliflower)

Tonight I wasn't really feeling what was planned for dinner.  It was a pretty crazy day at work and I just wanted a bowl of something comforting.  So on the drive home I started thinking we might have the stuff to attempt to prepare fried rice.  It actually turned out pretty good. This would be a great winter dinner. A steamy, yummy, comforting bowl of deliciousness!

I almost forgot the most important part...it really does taste like fried rice...not cauliflower!

I really didn't measure anything out. Here is what you'll need:
  • Sesame oil
  • Olive oil
  • 1 large carrot (diced)
  • Peas (I just cut up some pea pods)
  • Chicken (However much you would like) Or any other meat - we had chicken on hand
  • 1 head Cauliflower
  • Fresh Ginger Grated
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Chili powder
  • Cayenne pepper (Next time I'll make sure to have some Thai chillies on hand)
  • 2 eggs (next time I would use at least 3)
  • Garlic powder (you could use fresh)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
*I would add cashews next time...that sounds yummy!

  1. "Rice" cauliflower (put in food processor until the consistency of rice.  Or you could shred it)
  2. Put riced cauliflower in the microwave for about 7 minutes.
  3. Cut chicken into small, bite sized pieces
  4. Cook chicken in a mixture of Olive and Sesame oil.  Season with ginger, cayenne pepper, chili, garlic and salt.
  5. Put chicken aside
  6. Cook Carrot and peas in sesame/olive oil until they start getting a little tender
  7. Put in Cauliflower - Cook until Cauliflower starts to brown a little
  8. Season with more ginger, garlic powder, chili, cayenne, juice of 1 lime, salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Move Cauliflower to side of pan.  Crack 2 eggs (or more) and scramble a little then mix in with the rest of the cauliflower.
  10. Place meat back into pan and cook together for a few minutes.  Season to taste.

Eat piping hot and steaming...this was good stuff! I'm excited to try some different variations!

It was just what I needed after a crazy day...a yummy dinner...a hug from my sweet husband who helped to make dinner and clean up after...and a nice relaxing evening watching a Mariner's game. Okay...the Mariner's game wasn't my choice.  But Kyle is doing laundry right now as he watches and he just swept the floor so I'd be crazy to say something! :)

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