Recipe of the Week – Cauliflower Fried Rice
This week I needed to do some serious planning – between attending 2 concerts and leaving for Spokane on Friday, plus having a ton of random items leftover from last week’s grocery shopping, I needed a recipe that could empty out my refrigerator but require no extra groceries since I would be gone for 4 days later on in the week. I had a bag of riced cauliflower that I wanted to use and when I looked for recipes, this one from Pinch of Yum popped up and I was immediately sold. 15 minutes? Sign me up! I added some extra veggies and leftover shredded chicken, but otherwise followed the recipe pretty closely.
- 1-2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1-2 cloves garlic
- 1/4 onion, chopped
- 1 carrot, chopped
- 1 celery stalk, chopped
- 3-4 mushrooms, sliced
- 3-4 broccoli florets
- 1 1/2 cups of riced cauliflower
- 2 eggs, scrambled
- 1/4 cup frozen peas
- 1/4 cup shredded chicken
- 1-2 Tablespoons Tamari (or soy sauce)
First, I chopped up all my veggies so they were ready to cook! I cooked the onion, carrot and celery with 1 tablespoon of sesame oil first, until they were about halfway done.
I added the broccoli, mushrooms and riced cauliflower with the second tablespoon of sesame oil and sauteed the veggies for a couple minutes until they were just shy of done.
Once the veggies are close to ready, create a well in the middle and add the eggs. At this point, I was just making scrambled eggs in the middle of the pan. It seems sketchy, but the eggs cook up super fast. Similar to make a veggie scramble for breakfast, I think!
Once the eggs were cooked, I added the frozen peas, cooked chicken and Tamari and stirred everything together, and then it was ready to serve!
Fried Rice of any kind is such a good recipe to have under your belt. I love that you can add whatever veggies or protein you have left over for a quick weeknight meal. One thing I will say is be careful about the sodium content! I never add salt to anything period, but especially if I am using Tamari or Soy Sauce. There is definitely enough salt in there already!
What have you guys been cooking this week? Do you have a favorite recipe that cleans our your refrigerator? Let me know in the comments below what your kitchen adventures are!