Monday, May 14, 2018

My Recipe Box - Cauliflower "Fried Rice"

May 2018 - Toronto ON

I found this recipe here. John was quite skeptical when he saw me preparing the :rice, as was I. But WOW this was a huge hit and John even said to make more the next time.

Red are my changes.

I have also added carrot, frozen peas and broccoli to the cauliflower and used the food processor.


1 (2-pound) head cauliflower, leaves discarded or buy it already grated
4 large eggs  can't abide the thought of eggs in this recipe
Kosher salt
4 tablespoons canola oil
1 small red onion, finely chopped
¼ cup peeled and minced fresh ginger
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
4 large scallions, thinly sliced
¾ cup julienned or shredded carrot
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce gluten free
1 tablespoon sambal oelek or other Asian chile sauce Sriracha 
Lime wedges, for serving

Quarter the cauliflower through the core. Hold a box grater firmly on a cutting board or in a large, shallow bowl. Holding one quarter of the cauliflower by the core, shred it on the large holes of the box grater in short movements until only the core is left in your hand; discard the core. The short movements form the best “rice,” whereas long movements will create shreds that resemble flaked coconut. Repeat with the remaining cauliflower. Transfer the cauliflower “rice” to a medium bowl (you should have about 5 cups).

The purchased cauliflower rice is more expensive but great in a pinch.

In another medium bowl, beat the eggs with a generous pinch of salt. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the canola oil over medium-high heat. Add the egg and swirl it around the bottom of the pan. Let cook, undisturbed, until the bottom is very lightly browned and the egg is nearly cooked through (you’ll see just a little bit of runny egg on top), 1 to 2 minutes. Using a rubber spatula, fold the egg over itself to form a half-moon. Let cook for 30 seconds, then slide it onto a work surface. Let the egg cool slightly, then cut it into ½-inch pieces.

In the same nonstick skillet, heat the remaining 3 tablespoons canola oil over high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until just softened, about 3 minutes. Add the ginger and garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the cauliflower and cook, stirring, until just crisp-tender and hot, about 5 minutes. Stir in the eggs, cilantro, scallion, carrot, lime juice, soy sauce, and sambal oelek Sriracha. Season generously with salt, transfer to bowls, and serve with lime wedges.


  1. I love your new photo at the top, wonderful mural. One day I want to try cauliflower rice. I have been reading so many posts and seeing it featured on blogs. No carbs is a plus.

    So, you probably know Tana French has a new novel coming out, it's called Witch Elm. I was disappointed to read it won't be part of the Dublin Murder Squad series but I will still read it. She's a great writer.


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