How To Make Cauliflower Rice?

August 3, 2021

Do you want to know how to cook this mouth-watering cauliflower fried rice tossed with crunchy veggies, soy sauce, and many more aromatics? If the answer is yes, then this is the right place for you.

Cauliflower rice is a rice-like bit. It doesn't exactly taste like rice, but this could be a way more healthy option instead of rice. And, the best part is it functions just like rice grain by soaking up all the flavors and seasonings that you will add to the dish.

Cauliflower fried rice is a well-known Chinese-style dish that is quick and easy to make and loaded with goodness and yumminess. We prefer to prepare it by sauteing pulsed cauliflower with spices, veggies, soy sauce, eggs, and bacon. It is going to be a nutritious and delicious main course that will be a feast for the taste buds without compromising your health.

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Taste Score: %88
Difficulty Medium
Servings 8 people
Preparation 40 mins
Cooking 20 mins
Total 60 mins

Tips

  • It is easy to cook this recipe with "ready to use '' cauliflower rice, but that can't be a substitute for the fresh one as you don't know when it was produced. So make your cauliflower rice at home by grating the cauliflower and keep your recipe more healthy, and crunchy.
  • While grating the cauliflower using a food processor, don't over-process it. Otherwise, it will be mushy, and you will not get the rice-like shape. So, work in batches and don't hurry.
  • If you keep the cauliflower fried rice in a heated pan for a long time, it will be soggy, so cook the dish promptly over medium heat and take it out from the pan.
  • As you will be adding the soy sauce(which is salty) to the dish, be careful with the quantity of salt you will be adding further.
  • Do not use too much oil while cooking cauliflower fried rice as it can make it oily and unhealthy. You can always use a spray bottle of oil to restrict your oil consumption.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Grate the cauliflower in a food processor until it takes a rice-like shape. You can also use a box grated to do the same. (using 'ready to cook' cauliflower rice is also an option)
  2. Now add 2 and ½ teaspoons of vegetable oil to a large non-stick pan and set it over medium heat. Add the finely chopped bacon for 3-4 minutes. Then transfer it into a plat and keep it aside
  3. Add the two beaten eggs to the oil and put a little amount of salt in it. Almost scramble the eggs 1 minute until it is cooked. Then again take it out from the pan and keep it aside.
  4. Again, add 3-4 teaspoons of oil to the pan and heat the oil on medium heat. Now add the chopped ginger, garlic, and the white portion of the spring onions to the oil and saute it for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Now add the veggies (carrots, beans, and peas) and the cauliflower rice to the pan, stir it for 1 min. Then add the soy sauce, salt as per your taste(preferably ¼ teaspoon), the chopped green chilly, sugar and stir it for another 2 minutes.
  6. Continue cooking the ingredients, until the cauliflower rice is tender-crisp and the vegetables are simmered.
  7. Then, add the fried bacon, scrambled egg, green spring onions, rice wine vinegar, and sesame oil in it and stir gently. Taste it and if required adjust it with more salt or soya sauce.
  8. Lastly, garnish the dish with chopped peanuts for some extra crunchiness.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Cauliflower Rice
Serves 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories177
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 49 mg16.3%
Total Fat 8.9 g11.4%
Sodium 531 mg23.1%
Protein 9.8 g19.6%
Potassium 635 mg13.5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What Is Cauliflower Rice?

Cauliflower rice is a healthy alternative to regular white rice, that is completely prepared from the head of the cauliflower. To make this simulated rice all you have to do is just pulsed the cauliflower in a food processor until it turns into grain-sized handfuls. Also, you can use a box grater to grate the cauliflower.

We could say that Cauliflower Rice is a universal food. In various parts of the globe, people enjoy cauliflower rice with their regional touch. But authentically cauliflower fried rice is a Chinese-style healthy dish that will delight your mood and stomach.

Cauliflower rice was first invented by Californian chef Ben Ford, the son of Harrison Ford in the late '90s. He used to call this creation cauliflower couscous. Since then, people worldwide have been making cauliflower rice recipes to satisfy their taste buds healthfully. It's a stellar substitute for carbs and perfect for those who are following a keto diet or paleo diet and maybe that is the secret of its popularity.

Is Cauliflower Rice Good For You?

In one word, yes. Cauliflower rice is a grain-free, gluten-free, low carb, and low-calorie food. This is a rich source of nutrients, like vitamins, minerals, and fibers. This nutriment is full of antioxidants like vitamin E and Vitamin-A and K, which lower the risk of cancer by removing free radicals from our bodies. It also boosts weight loss and fights inflammation.

Is Cauliflower Rice Keto?

Yes, it is. We already know that Cauliflower rice is made of cauliflower which is one of the most nutrient-rich cruciferous vegetables and that is why it is perfect for the Keto diet.

What To Serve with Cauliflower Rice?

Cauliflower rice is a delicious but versatile food with a very mild flavor that is why you can cook it in different styles with different spices and veggies or other ingredients. We can serve this with almost anything of your choice, like seared veggies, bacon, eggs, or nuts. You can also serve it with chicken.

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