So every now and then I am 100% on board for falling off the rails food wise. I decided to do mine over the holidays. Those are long past us now. So aside from eating a lot of seafood lately and upping my veggie and fruits and my poor poor cardio I thought I’d like to delve into some healthier at home recipes. As you know I’m not home a lot. In fact I write this post from above the clouds en route from NY to Seattle. What a crappy flight!! 6 hours? WTF? I do NOT have time for this? Can’t I just teleport there? Ughhhhhhhhh Also side note is that I absolutely LOVE Seattle. It’s one of my favorite cities to visit and tomorrow it’s bout to get real with a hike (weather depending and some Super Bowl festivities) I digress. Since I’m on the road all the time I don’t always get to whip a little something something up in my own kitchen. But the other week after hearing all of these awesome things you can do with cauliflower (Pizza dough, mashed potatoes, and of course the fried rice) I went straight to my local grocery store (Smiths) and bought a big grand daddy cauliflower head. The following ensued. (Also you don’t need a huge cauliflower. Mine was ways too much.)
What you’ll need:
A NORMAL sized head of cauliflower
1/2 bag of frozen peas
Shrimps! (put in as many as you want, man)
1 small yellow onion
1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
1/8 tsp ginger (I always get the pre chopped stuff. Ginger is tricky to do on your own…plus, extra time)
2 eggs (whisked)
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp brown sugar
red pepper flakes
Alright y’all. So start off by getting all your veggies prepped. I was under the understanding that if i quickly pulsed my chopped up bits of cauliflower in my magic bullet that I would get my rice like bits. FALSE!! It didn’t work at all and I didn’t want to end up with just pureed cauliflower (what an annoying word to type over and over) So instead I just fine chopped it up by hand into small bits. Super easy bc it’s crumbly anyways. Set it aside. Chop up dem carrots into small chunks, same with the onion.
Toss the carrots, onion and peas in a hot sauté pan that’s already been drizzled up with that sesame oil. Cook em up until tender. In and around 3 minutes. Make the sauce while your veggies are cooking – mix together the soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger and red pepper flakes. Stir em up, set aside.
Aight, now push your veggies over to one side of the pan and then on the now vacant side of the pan plop in your whisked eggs and cook em up scrambled style. Then add the veggies back into the whole mixture in the pan.
Now add in your cauliflower and sauce you’ve set aside and let your whole mixture cook together for a new more minutes until the perfect tender delicious mixture. Add in your shrimps and cook them through. They’re super quick so it doesn’t take very long. Just pink those babies up. Unless they’re already pink then just heat them through.
Add some pretty little chopped green onion to your bowl and eat your healthy cauliflower fried rice with zero shame!! Have seconds or thirds. Mama don’t care. Also you could add chicken to this if you wanted or tofu or just eat it as is – straight up veg!!
Happy cooking 🙂