Hi friends! Ever tried a new recipe and just loved it?? All through dinner you talk about how you’ll definitely be saving this recipe, writing down your changes to the original, and adding it to the ‘rotation’… but then you got busy.. doing dishes, feeding the dog, shoveling smushed peas into your daughter’s mouth (you know, going on with life) and forget to save the recipe?? Well one day several months ago, the Pilot and I tried a recipe using cauliflower as a substitute for rice and were SHOCKED at how good it was! I remember him saying he would rather have this cauliflower rice any day.. you get the taste of a rice base without any of the empty calories or guilt! The texture is perfect and it absorbs just enough of the flavor from sautéing to be a tasty (and nutritious⇢booyah!) addition to your meal! Annnd a sneaky substitute that won’t leave you jonesing for rice!
*Fixers: Find yourself short on yellow for the day?? This meal is a perfect, carb-free meal choice, packed with green and red!
I still can’t remember what we made that day but I knew I wanted to try cauliflower ‘rice’ again. It’s so quick and simple to make.. even faster than minute rice! (Which, by the way is both super processed AND still takes 10 minutes to cook!) For my cauliflower venture, I Pinterest-searched for ‘cauliflower rice’ and saw several recipes for cauliflower fried rice. Sounded perfect! So after viewing a few recipes for inspiration, I made cauliflower rice as step one.