A healthy and nutritious Cauliflower Fried rice that is colorful, filling and great to pack in the lunch box.
Today is the last day for my 'Lunch box' theme and I have a filling and colorful Cauliflower fried rice. This dish is actually made with cauliflower rice instead of real rice. It is a colorful, veggie packed dish that is great to pack in the lunch box.Cauliflower rice has become quite popular recently and I finally got on the band wagon. I bought frozen cauliflower rice, but it can very easily be made at home. Just pulse cauliflower florets until they are small and resemble rice. Cauliflower rice can be used to substitute regular rice in any rice based dish. It is quick cooking and tastes delicious.
This recipe is from Martha Stewart site and I loved how colorful it looked. It didn't have any spices, so I wasn't sure if it was going to taste too bland for my taste. But I was pleasantly surprised that the dish tasted amazing. Ginger and garlic cooked in coconut oil adds the most amazing flavor to this dish.It is a simple every day dish that is quick and easy to make. Add whatever veggies you have on hand. I added edamame to boost the protein in the dish and make it a one pot meal. Chickpeas, paneer, tofu or scrambled eggs would be great to add as well. If you crave for carbs, then use this as a filling for your wrap or sandwich.
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Cauliflower Fried Rice
- 2 cups Cauliflower flowers
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1" Ginger piece, finely grated
- 2 Garlic cloves, finely minced
- 1 Small Red Onion, thinly sliced
- 1 Medium Red Pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 Large Carrot, julienned
- 2 cups Broccoli florets
- 1 cup Frozen Edamame, thawed
- To taste Salt Pepper
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp Cilantro, finely chopped
- Pulse cauliflower florets until finely chopped. Steam or microwave cauliflower rice until tender but make sure it does not get mushy.
- Heat coconut oil in a large pan on medium-high flame. Add ginger and garlic and saute for 30 seconds or until fragrant.
- Add the onions, red pepper, carrot and cook for 4~5 minutes or until veggies are crisp tender.
- Next add the broccoli florets and edamame. Cook till broccoli is fork tender.
- Season with salt and pepper. Stir in cauliflower rice and mix well. Cook for 2~3 minutes.
- Turn off the heat and stir in lemon juice. Serve hot or warm or at room temperature.
Hope a day i will prepare this gluten free, vegan friendly cauliflower fried rice. And that bowl looks ultimate which is quite pleasing to eyes. Awesome dish.
Cauliflower rice is quite popular these days, even i thought of give it a try and this recipe sounds apt to start,Pavani. Cauliflower fried rice is awesome and love the flavors get into it. Bookmarked to try.
Interesting..Actually I never thought cauliflower rice to be in this format..later realized....the dish looks so nutritious, colorful and I bet delicious. I have yet to try this rice, my daughter has been after me to do so.
Looks awesome. I love the edamame on top. I have been trying to make this cauliflower rice for sometime now but always keep forgetting it 🙂
This is one of my favourtie ways to eat cauliflower rice. Yours looks so colourful and super inviting..
I am yet to try cauliflower rice. Last year it was in the super fame food category na... Somehow I keep missing it. Making it all vegan and low calorie is amazing.
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Cauliflower rice is a beautiful share and i always love it beautifully presented..
Oh my pavani you sure keep up with trend and bring some amazing variations 🙂 riced cauliflower rice the vegan style looks fabulous, I love the edamame used in here as well 🙂 , wonderful presentation and you have riced the cauliflower so perfect !! Kudos to you for bringing these trending recipes!!
cauliflower rice is so veratile - from a salad to this fried rice and a pizza crust! such a rage, these days! loved the topping of edamame here...
That bowl surely looks so colourful and healthy. I am yet to get on to making cauliflower rice though tried my hand at cauliflower crust which failed. Your recipe looks so doable.
I was first introduced to this versatile healthy rice dish when my sister posted Chinese style fried cauliflower rice. I tried it out and was amazed how tasty it was. What I like about this healthy dish is that you can add anything to make it taste different. A great lunchbox idea.
Looks very colorful pavani! I make a big fan of cauliflower rice! I love the veggies in your bowl, looks very refreshing ❤️
That is one beautiful bowl of goodness. Have used cauliflower rice in other recipes but never made it like yours! Beautiful presentation Pavani!
I have been seeing a lot of cauliflower rice recipes and have been meaning to try them. Buying the frozen ones sounds good for the first time. I will give it a try.
After seeing this rice everywhere even I was tempted to try but then thought what if no one likes it. Reading your post I guess I shall give it a try.
Wow, I love that first picture. The color contrast is so brilliant.
This rice is really on the mild side that it is suitable for kids lunch box item.
Love the vegan version of fried rice with beans and cauliflower.. pics also good.