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Fried Cauliflower Rice – Recipe! Gluten-Free & Paleo Friendly!

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I read  and own a lot of cookbooks, a little bit of everything.  Paleo and gluten-free cookbooks are very popular, advising us against wheat, gluten and white grains.  I guess I am lucky enough not to get sick from any certain foods, but I also buy very good ingredients and I don’t eat fast food.

I do eat healthy most days, except for holidays, special occasions and when I am recipe testing sweets, well maybe not most days?!  I do try to make dishes more vegetable focused and that includes this recipe, which uses cauliflower instead of rice.  This recipe it great because I can enjoy the texture and flavor of fried rice without all the carbohydrates and calories – it’s actually delicious!



1 medium head cauliflower

2 tablespoon coconut oil

2 tablespoon dark sesame oil

2 large scallions or green onions

2 cloves garlic

1 egg

2 teaspoons Briggs Liquid Aminos or gluten-free Tamari

1 teaspoon sambal oelek or hot sauce

1 lime



To Prepare:

1.  Clean and slice the cauliflower into florets, reserve the stem for another use.

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2.  Place the florets into a food processor and pulse until the florets resemble grains of rice, about 15-25 pulses.

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3.  In a wok or large skillet, add the coconut and sesame oil and heat on medium high.

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4.  Add the grains of cauliflower and saute for 5 minutes, only stirring occasionally.

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5.  Chop the scallions and garlic while the cauliflower is cooking.

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6.  The cauliflower should get lightly toasted with specs of char, like fried rice.

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7.  Add the garlic and scallions to the cauliflower and stir to combine.  Continue to cook on medium-high heat for 4 minutes.

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8.  Add the liquid aminos and stir to incorporate.  Whisk the egg with a fork.

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9.  Make a well in the center of the pan and pour the egg inside.

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10.  With a rubber spatula, whisk the egg quickly to make soft curds and fold them gently into the cauliflower.

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11.  Squeeze the juice of half a lime and add the sambal oelek into the cauliflower and stir to combine.

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12.  Continue to stir and cook for 2 more minutes, then scoop the Fried Cauliflower Rice into bowls. Serve with more wedges of lime and enjoy!

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