Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Cauliflower Fried Rice + Weekly Dinner Menu.

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)

Thursday - BBQ Chicken and avocado quesadillas with rice for Emily & David

Saturday - Megan working

Sunday - Emily, Dad, Uncle Jay's bday celebrations
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  1. That Angel chicken is my one of my favs! Your Wednesday meal looks so good. But Friday's looks amazing! May have to copy you!

  2. Can I come over for dinner!
    I need to try some more of these recipes of yours--they all look so good!
    I have a recipe on my blog today, too

  3. Your menu looks good!! I have never tried the fried rice that way.

  4. Those quesadillas look SO good!

  5. I've been making Angel Chicken for years and it's a favorite in our house.

  6. Man, I am so hungry now! Ha! Soo do you live in SC? I live in NC! and we're "The Baker's" too ;)

  7. That Angel chicken sounds AMAZING!

  8. Yum!!! I am so excited to get my hands on a food processor…. I've been needing one for years!


  9. I'm getting hungry looking at these delicious pictures! My girls and I love cauliflower (my husband not so much...) and I've never seen a recipe like this one but can't wait to try it!

  10. Yum! Those all sound so good. We have also been trying to eat low-carb, but I would be lying if I said we haven't cheated here and there ;)