Dude… where have you been all my life? Because I feel very cheated to have had to wait nineteen years before making this amazing kitchen hack. Because it’s cauliflower… transformed into rice. Heck yeah, let’s do this!
Like me, you may have seen mentions of cauliflower rice or read enthusiastic testimonials to its awesomeness, and like me, you may have just ignored all the hype and figured it couldn’t be that great. If that’s the case, then, like me, you may have been very, very wrong.
Let’s clear one thing up first: you do not need to be on the paleo diet to enjoy this dish. I don’t think I could live without sushi, so I’m not about to give up rice in my diet. Instead, this is just a super cool and crazy sneaky way to get more veggies in your belly. Because that’s always a win, right?
For whatever weirdly bizarre reason, I avoided trying cauliflower rice in part because I thought it would be hard and/or complicated to make, and when I’m hungry, I want the distance and effort between me and delicious food to be as minimal as possible. Well boy was I wrong, because all this dish took was a few pulses in the food processor to turn the cauliflower into rice like pieces, and then a few minutes of sauteing on the stove to soften it and give it flavor. And that’s it.
Trust me, give this cauliflower rice a try… and then go eat a boatload of sushi. It’s balance, yo.
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How to Make Cauliflower Fried Rice
*This recipe doesn’t include amounts because basically the only ingredient is cauliflower, so use as much as you need*
Toasted sesame oil
optional: sesame seeds
Place cauliflower in the bowl of a food processor, then pulse in about 3 second intervals until the cauliflower has broken down and has a course, rice-like texture.
In a wok, frying pan, or skillet, heat up some sesame oil over medium heat. Add the cauliflower and fry over the heat for a few minutes, until softened. Add some soy sauce to taste (careful not to add too much!) and sesame seeds if using and continue to cook a few more minutes.
Serve with veggies, scrambled eggs, any other mix-ins, or just plain on its own!