So this week, we're cheating a little bit on our low carb dinners during the week. Tonight we're bringing a chicken and rice dish to Cameron's grandmother and her husband, and Thursday night we're bringing quesadillas to Emily and David. It's ok to cheat every now and then. :)
Last night, I made this cauliflower fried rice recipe that I came across last week. Maybe I pulsed my cauliflower in the food processor one too many times, but the consistency was more like couscous to us than rice. Don't get me wrong, it was tasty, and a great substitute for the naughty version, but it did not taste like rice to us. Just a heads up about that!
Let me know if you've tried it before and what you thought!
Cauliflower Fried Rice
Recipe and photo found here.
3 cups of raw grated cauliflower (use a cheese grater or food processor)
½ cup frozen peas (I used shelled edamame instead)
½ cup carrots, thinly sliced
3-4 garlic cloves, minced
½ cup onion, diced
½ TBSP olive oil
2 eggs (or 4 egg whites), scrambled
3 TBSP soy sauce
In a large pan, saute garlic and onions in olive oil on a medium/high heat, until onions become soft and transparent. (about 2-3 minutes)
Next add in peas, and carrots and cook until carrots begin to soften and peas are heated through. (about 3-4 minutes)
Next stir in scrambled eggs , cauliflower and soy sauce. Cook stirring frequently for about 5-7 more minutes.
Enjoy adding in your favorite protein and veg. Possible add-ins: baby corn, broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, water chestnuts, chicken, tofu, and shrimp!
Tuesday - Angel chicken with brown rice (with Rara and Bill)
Wednesday - Prosciutto & Fontina Chicken with Lemon Mushroom Sauce with Brussels sprouts salad with parmesan lemon vinaigrette
Thursday - BBQ Chicken and avocado quesadillas with rice for Emily & David
Friday - Steak Gorgonzola Alfredo
Saturday - Megan working
Sunday - Emily, Dad, Uncle Jay's bday celebrations