So you finally did it. You went low-carb. If you’ve been at it for a while, you may even be seeing results. But then, the craving hits. You want chinese food tonight – you need it. Perhaps it’s not just chinese food, but the idea of ordering something out rather than cooking up an elaborate healthy meal. Either way, Sane Momma’s got you covered with this Quick and Easy Cauliflower Fried Rice recipe. You are 5 ingredients and 5 steps away from a quick and satisfying low-carb dinner that’s sure to please the fam.
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Quick and Easy Cauliflower Fried Rice
Prep the Cauliflower
The prep for this meal couldn’t be easier. Grab a head of cauliflower, chop it in half and shred that baby into riced cauliflower. You can do this either by hand with a cheese grater (it really doesn’t take long) or use the shred function on your food processor. If you are looking for a good food processor, I absolutely love this inexpensive one I purchased on amazon.
Prep the Protein
Set aside your riced cauliflower and get out your protein of choice. I prefer chicken breast, but this would go great with steak or shrimp as well. Prep your meat by slicing it into thin strips (unless you are using shrimp of course).
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and add your protein. Heat until cooked through, stirring/flipping the pieces to make sure it is evenly cooked. With thinly sliced pieces, this should only take a few minutes.
Add the Veggies
Next, it’s time to add the veggies. To reduce prep time, I prefer to use a bag of frozen asian veggies, but feel free to chop up whatever you like.
Add the veggies in and cook them until they are softened, but still have just a little crunch. This should take 3-5 minutes.
Finish it Off
Now, add in the riced cauliflower and the soy sauce. Cook it for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, and viola! You’re done!
How easy was that?! You have just created the perfect low-carb chinese food alternative in no time, and with only one pan to clean!
- 1/2 head of cauliflower
- 1 bag of frozen asian veggies
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
- 1 lb protein of choice
- 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
- 1. "Rice" your cauliflower using either a cheese grater or the shred function on a food processor.
- 2. Thinly slice your protein (unless you are using shrimp).
- 3. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat, and add protien. Cook until heated through.
- 4. Add veggies and cook until softened, about 3-5 minutes.
- 5. Add Cauliflower and soy sauce and heat for another 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Tip: Don't overcook the cauliflower or it will turn into mush!
Want to jump on the cauliflower bandwagon? Check out my other Cauliflower Recipes:
Did you try it out? What did you think?? Let me know in the comments below!
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