Cauliflower rice is the rage now. There seems to be more people who are consciously trying to live a healthy lifestyle and are seeking alternatives to grain and carbs in their diet. This is also perfect substitute for those who are gluten intolerant.
I was skeptical at first when I heard I about this, I wasn’t really sure if it would taste great as a substitute for rice since I know that cauliflower can give an off putting smell (most cruciferous vegetables do). This was until a friend of mine invited me out to eat and introduced me to cauliflower fried rice. I was amazed at how good it was and it really did feels like you are eating rice.
To make, remove the core and leaves of the cauliflower and wash under running water. Break it apart into big pieces and grate it over a bowl lined with paper towel using a box/cheese grater. You can also use your food processor if you have one.
Heat a large pan and add about 2 tbsp. of olive oil. Then add one medium sized finely chopped onion and cook until soft and translucent. Place about 1/2 a cup of frozen peas and carrots and stir until heated through. Add your grated cauliflower and stir until your ingredients are well combined. Season to taste with salt (about 1 tsp) and garlic powder (1/4 tsp). Cook until cauliflower is cooked to your liking (mine took around 3-4 minutes), I didn’t want it to turn mushy. Then throw in 2 bunches of chopped bok choy and cook for an additional 30 seconds.
Scoop into bowls and serve hot.