Have you ever thought about what a big bully Pinterest is? Mocking you, pestering you, pushing you around, coercing you to do things you wouldn’t normally do. “Try these” it says, “your boyfriend will love these” it promises, ”make this” it pressures. Before I know it I’m pinning a squirt food baby spoon (I don’t have a baby), how to make an outer space cocktail (stellar), and I’m convinced I can only ever pour my pancake batter from a recycled ketchup bottle.
Enter cauliflower rice….at first glance this sounds like mumbo jumbo, but everyone keeps pinning it! You’re trying to tell me cauliflower can be a substitute for rice? Fine Pinterest, you bully, I’ll try it.
Here’s my reaction in a nutshell: “No chance, not buying it, still cauliflower…cook cook cook…..let me just take a little nibble……wait a second, ohh shit that is fresh.”
Basically I loved cauliflower rice, I would like to replace regular rice forever, and bask in it’s healthy glory! To be fair, my boyfriend said you can still get hints of cauliflower in this recipe, and since he’s a rice lover he wasn’t overly in love. Just remember you’re not actually making rice….come to the table prepared for that and you’re golden.
1 head of cauliflower
1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1/4 of a medium yellow onion, chopped
1 organic egg
Low sodium soy sauce to taste (I used about 2 tbsp)
Optional: cubed chicken, cooked
- Grate the cauliflower (you can use the largest holes on a hand slicer or the grating blade in a food processor)
- Heat the oil in a medium skillet
- Sweat the garlic and onions in the skillet, careful not to burn
- Add in all of the cauliflower and fry for about 4 minutes until the cauliflower starts to color a little (don’t overcook or you’ll have a mushy meal)
- Add in the soy sauce, then push the cauliflower over to one side of the skillet and scramble your egg on the other side. Blend the egg with the cauliflower.
You can add chicken if you want, but otherwise this is it! Super easy, quick, and limited ingredients. It’s great for lunch or dinner, and reheats well! Enjoy.