Yes, I have found a new food to love.  It is the wonderful cauliflower.  This vegetable is so versatile and can be used in many different ways so that you don't really even notice that its a vegetable.  

I first learned to love cauliflower as a kid, when it was covered in a thick cheese sauce.   Now that it has been many years since we have had a cheese sauce on a vegetable in our house, we have found many other ways to fix cauliflower.  Here is one of my favorite ways to eat cauliflower.  This recipe can be adapted to suit your tastes by changing out the spices or adding different kinds of meat.

Stir Fried Rice

1/2 head of cauliflower
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of pepper
2 tablespoon sesame oil
4 green onions, sliced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon curry powder (optional)
1 egg if tolerated
1 cup  mushrooms sliced
1 cup of  snow peas sliced
1/2 cup asparagus sliced (optional)
cooked shredded meat of choice (optional)

Heat the oil in an iron skillet until shimmering and add the garlic and cook until fragrant. Run the cauliflower through the grater of a large food processor.  Try to make sure all the particles look like the size of rice.  Add the cauliflower to the skillet and stir fry for 4-5 minutes.  Add the rest of the vegetables and spices and cook until finished, another 5 minutes or so.   Add cooked shredded meat of choice or a stir fried egg on top to make a compete meal. Enjoy!

whole fresh cauliflower with brown spots removed
chop the veggies
pulse the cauliflower in food processor
stir fry rice with the veggies and beef all mixed together
5/3/2012 11:37:11 am

Sounds like an intriguing and tasty, not to mention healthier, option for all of us, including those of us battling that baby boomer metabolism. Thanks for the info, and for a fun visit to your great looking site! :) Have a blessed week.

7/27/2013 07:43:13 am

I just tried this recipe. I really wasn't expecting anything special but OH much to my surprise it is UNBELIEVABLY DELICIOUS! I pretty much followed the complete recipe as is, wouldn't make a change to it except I think precooked chicken from the grill would also be great with it or in it


Leave a Reply.