Chicken Fried Cauliflower??

cauli2Today will blog about my re-creation of the Facebook Recipe for Cauliflower Fried Rice. When I first watched the video I was intrigued. I have been finding that more and more I can substitute cauliflower for other ingredients with stellar results. But, my track record with Facebook recipes has been hit or miss. Let me tell you all, with some careful tweaking this recipe is a HIT as far as Omar and I are concerned.

How did I change it? First off let me tell you all that sesame oil is VERY strong. 1 TBS is a alot. Use 1 TBSP of vegetable oil, and a dash of sesame. Trust me, you will thank me later.

Then I substituted chicken for the beef. Just a matter of preference.

I added a bit of butter – don’t freak out, it was like 2 TBSP in 6 servings, as opposed to a whole stick I use when I make my clone of Benihana’s Fried Rice. Just kicked the flavor up a bit.

Here is my recipe:

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Chicken breasts thinly sliced
  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped into florets
  • 1 C finely chopped onions
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas
  • 1 C carrots finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbs veg oil
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • ¼- ½ C soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp green onions, chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Chop head of cauliflower into florets and place in food processor. Pulse until it starts to resemble rice; set aside.
  2. Heat a large wok (or skillet) over medium heat and drizzle in oil (about 1/8 t sesame and 1 T veg) cook chicken until no longer pink. Remove from pan & set aside.
  3. Add rest of oil, add onion, garlic and carrots and saute until tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in cauliflower “rice” and pour the soy sauce over top (to taste), mixing well. Cook for an additional 5 or so minutes, until cauliflower is soft and tender. Add butter & incorporate it in (optional)
  5. Slide veggie mixture to outside side of the wok and add in the beaten eggs, scrambling until cooked through and then incorporate with the veggies.
  6. Add chicken back in and add peas. Stir until peas heated through.
  7. Top with green onions, serve and enjoy!

Now let me say, this was awesome.  So few calories or fat, no guilt, and tasted great! If I did not tell you it was cauliflower, you would know the fried rice was a bit different, you just couldn’t put your finger  on it.

Trick your kids into thinking they are eating rice – they will never know.

Try this and let me know what YOU think.

Click here for the original video.

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