Cauliflower Fried Rice

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April 30, 2014

This is such a quick and easy veggie dish that is also so versatile as it can be eaten as a main or as a side! Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner and jam packed with protein, veggies, nutrients and fibre.

It's a meal that is great for everyone as it is gluten free, grain free, dairy free and can also be egg free and meat free if you want!

I make it for my toddlers who absolutely love it and my in-laws when they stayed said it was the nicest 'fried rice' they had ever had. Hubby and I have it as a light meal some nights or a base or side for more protein like a chicken and veggie stir fry. I love heating it up the following day for breakfast as it's bacon and egg with veggies so a perfect start to my day :)

 
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Ingredients

1/2 a head of cauliflower (roughly chopped - use florets as well as the stems)
2 rashers of bacon (diced) (sugar free for whole30 recipe)
2 eggs (lightly whisked in a small bowl)
1 tblspn of coconut oil
1 small carrot (diced)
1/2 cup of peas (substitute cut up green beans for whole30 recipe)
corn (cut from one cob) (leave out for whole30 recipe)
tamari or coconut aminos to taste
extra coconut oil for frying

Options - 1 cup of shredded roast chicken to stir through the finished product, 2 stalks of diced celery, 1/2 an onion diced. I have left these as optional as the above recipe is exactly how my toddlers like it! If making just for adults, I say these options make it extra yummy!

 
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Stove top directions

Put the roughly cut cauliflower into a blender or food processor and just pulse until you have finely cut cauliflower, it will resemble grains of rice. I have even done this by hand with knife and chopping board but it took a bit longer!

Put your carrot, corn and peas into a steamer and have them steaming while you are doing the other steps below. Don't overcook so once water is boiling, steam for around 7-10 mins

Put your coconut oil into a wok or frypan on medium heat and add cauliflower. Saute until soft (about 7 mins) Remove and place in a large steel or glass bowl.

Add a little more coconut oil, if needed, and add bacon to wok/frypan (also onion and celery at this stage if you are adding that) and fry for around 5 mins, add to bowl of set aside cauliflower

Pop a little extra coconut oil, if needed, in your wok/frypan and slowly pour in your whisked eggs and make a thin omelette, flip once, remove when just cooked and cut into fine strips, add to bowl with other ingredients.

Add your steamed veg whenever they are done. Add your finely shredded roast chicken at this stage (optional) Stir together and splash with tamari (I use quite a few good glugs but add to your liking!)

  cauli rice in thermie

Thermomix directions

Add cauliflower to bowl, chop for 2 seconds on speed 5, scrape down sides and chop for another 1-2 seconds if you think it needs more then leave in thermomix bowl

Add coconut oil and bacon (and celery and onion if you are adding those) and cook for 9 minutes at 100 on reverse at mixing speed

Once this is done, tip all ingredients into large glass or steel bowl and set aside

Rinse thermomix bowl and fill with enough water to boil. Put your carrot, corn and peas in the bottom varoma tray and then your eggs in the top varoma tray. Place baking paper in the top tray so your eggs don't run through it! To make your baking paper easier to lie flat in this tray, simply scrunch into a little ball and then flatten out again, you should find it much more cooperative this way 🙂 Cook on varoma setting at speed 1 for 12 mins.

Add your steamed veggies to your other ingredients in bowl, slice up your egg omelette into thin strips and add this also

Stir it all through with a few good glugs of tamari and stir in your finely shredded chicken (if you are adding this)

Serve and enjoy!

  cauli rice toddler approved  

I would love to hear back if you make this and love it especially if it also gets the kids stamp of approval!

 

Yours in Health

Alisha


14 Responses

Kristy
Kristy

January 13, 2016

Hello! I am keen to make this to have as a side dish with main meals – any idea if I can make a bulk lot and freeze into smaller portions? Thanks so much!

naughtynaturopathmum
naughtynaturopathmum

January 15, 2016

Hi Kristy, most definitely! It freezes really well :)

Kirsty
Kirsty

July 08, 2015

I just made this for my fussy 3 year old and my husband. 3 year old ate almost his entire plateful (and said it was yummy – his was without the Tamari) and husband thought it was ‘pretty good’ until he learnt that there was no rice in it at all (he likes to eat low carb) and then he was most impressed. Thanks a bunch!!

naughtynaturopathmum
naughtynaturopathmum

July 08, 2015

Lol! Awesome! Glad it was enjoyed :)

Nicole
Nicole

October 26, 2014

Can you freeze it?

naughtynaturopathmum
naughtynaturopathmum

October 27, 2014

Hi Nicole, yep, you sure can!

naughtynaturopathmum
naughtynaturopathmum

May 05, 2014

So glad you liked it! Tamari can be found in healthfood stores and in health aisles of supermarkets. It’s basically a gluten free version of soy sauce :)

naughtynaturopathmum
naughtynaturopathmum

May 05, 2014

Hahaha! I wonder? My kids have only ever had this one so when I give them ‘rice’ fried rice they might question me! :)

naughtynaturopathmum
naughtynaturopathmum

May 05, 2014

Hope you like it Bren xx

Brenda
Brenda

May 02, 2014

Love cauliflower rice and this recipe is perfect for the family!

Alex
Alex

May 04, 2014

To do for!!! I could have eaten the whole bowl! Will probably double it next time so I can freeze some. I used soy sauce as I couldn’t find tamari? Do you know where I can buy this?

naughtynaturopathmum
naughtynaturopathmum

May 01, 2014

Well when your break is over Jen – this might be the ticket! :)

Jo (down to eath mother)
Jo (down to eath mother)

May 02, 2014

My kids love fried rice, I wonder if they’d notice a sneaky veggie switcheroo!

Jen
Jen

May 01, 2014

Yum yum! Love a good cauli rice! Im supposed to be taking a break from the mustard family :(

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