Cauliflower Fried Rice

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Here is a play on the ever-popular fried rice. Instead of using bland, non-nutritional white rice, I’ve replaced it with nutrient-rich, flavoursome and healthy cauliflower, and added all your favourite ingredients: tamari, egg, green veg, herbs, ginger and garlic.

  • serves: 4 – 6
  • yields: -
  • prep time: 30 minutes
  • cook time: 10 minutes
  • contains: eggs, shellfish
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  • autoimmune
  • standard
  • autoimmune

What you'll need

  • 1 head cauliflower (about 1kg /2 lb. 3¼ oz.) separated into florets
  • 4 slices good-quality bacon diced
  • 4 organic free-range eggs whisked
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 onions finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 200 g Shiitake mushrooms sliced
  • 2.5 cm ginger finely grated
  • 200 g small prawns shelled and deveined
  • 100 g okra sliced
  • 100 g brussels sprouts sliced
  • 2 tablespoons wheat-free tamari
  • 50 g bean sprouts
  • 2 spring onions finely sliced
  • 2 tablespoons coriander chopped
  • 2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoons mint chopped
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 pinch freshly ground white pepper
  • 2 long red chillies sliced
  • cultured kimchi to serve
  • fish sauce to serve

Method

About a decade ago, molecular gastronomy took the culinary world by storm. We saw chefs changing the composition of food and playing with our senses in the same way a magician challenges our beliefs about what is possible. One dish that gained notoriety was cauliflower couscous – great for anyone wishing to avoid grains and wheat. Isn’t it great that, unlike magicians, chefs are happy to share their secrets?

1
Pulse the cauliflower in a food processor until it resembles grains of rice.
2
In a large frying pan or wok, fry the bacon over high heat until crispy. Remove and set aside.
3
Pour the eggs into the pan and tilt the pan so that the egg covers the base. Cook for a few minutes, or until the egg is set. Remove, slice into thin strips and set aside.
4
Heat the coconut oil in the pan over high heat, add the onion and garlic and cook for a few minutes, or until softened. Stir in the prawns, mushrooms and ginger and cook for another few minutes. Add the okra and Brussels sprouts and cook for 1 minute.
5
Add the cauliflower and cook for 2–3 minutes, or until tender. Add the bacon, egg, tamari, sprouts, spring onion, herbs, chilli and some salt and pepper and cook for 2 minutes, or until everything is heated through and well combined.

What you'll need

  • 1 head cauliflower (about 1kg /2 lb. 3¼ oz.) separated into florets
  • 4 slices good-quality bacon diced
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 onions finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 200 g small prawns shelled and deveined
  • 100 g Shiitake mushrooms sliced
  • 2.5 cm ginger piece, finely grated
  • 100 g okra sliced
  • 100 g brussels sprouts sliced
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 50 g bean sprouts
  • 2 spring onions finely sliced
  • 2 tablespoons coriander chopped
  • 2 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoons mint chopped
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • fish sauce to serve

Method

About a decade ago, molecular gastronomy took the culinary world by storm. We saw chefs changing the composition of food and playing with our senses in the same way a magician challenges our beliefs about what is possible. One dish that gained notoriety was cauliflower couscous – great for anyone wishing to avoid grains and wheat. Isn’t it great that, unlike magicians, chefs are happy to share their secrets?

1

Pulse the cauliflower in a food processor until it resembles grains of rice.

2

In a large frying pan or wok, fry the bacon over high heat until crispy. Remove and set aside.

3

Heat the coconut oil in a frying pan over high heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook for a few minutes, or until softened. Stir in the prawns, mushrooms and ginger and cook for another few minutes.

4

Add the okra and Brussels sprouts and cook for 1 minute. Add the cauliflower and cook for 2–3 minutes, or until tender. Add the bacon, coconut aminos, sprouts, spring onion, herbs and some salt and cook for 2 minutes, or until everything is heated through and well combined.

  • standard
  • autoimmune