Cauliflower Fried Rice

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Who would have thought that cauliflower could taste like rice?

Even those who are not a fan of cauliflower will ask for seconds of this healthy alternative to the classic take-out dish.  You can even put your own spin on this recipe by varying the added vegetables and spices or make this a main dish by adding a protein such as chicken or shrimp.

Cauliflower comes with many health benefits. It is packed with nutrients such as beta-carotene, Vitamins C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, and minerals, and it is loaded with phytonutrients to help fight disease.  The onions and garlic possess antioxidant and anti-carcinogenic properties and may promote detoxification, and the coconut oil boosts immunity. Plus there are the added nutritional benefits found in the peas, carrots or whatever other vegetables you choose to add to the mix!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups grated raw cauliflower (use grater or food processor)
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas
  • 3/4 cup diced carrots
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 eggs scrambled (optional)
  • 4 tbsp. soy sauce, tamari or Braggs liquid aminos

Directions:

  1. In a large pan saute garlic and onions in coconut oil on medium/high heat.
  2. Add peas and carrots and cook until carrots are softened and peas heated through.
  3. Stir in scrambled eggs, cauliflower and soy sauce.  Cook for 5-7 minutes stirring often.

Suggested add-ins: broccoli, cabbage, water chestnuts, chicken or shrimp.

Serves 4 to 6 people depending on if used as a side dish or main meal.

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Susan Hartman

Susan is a lawyer, Pilates instructor and passionate advocate of natural wellness. In 2006 she began exploring various nutritional and movement therapies, meditation and other alternative means of healing in an attempt to naturally relieve hormonal imbalances, eczema and back and joint pain. After much research and trial and error, she found a personal regimen that not only alleviated her symptoms, but that also left her with a new found sense of overall health and wellness. During this period of exploration, she was introduced to Pilates and was surprised by how quickly she began to feel and see positive results in her body. She loves how Pilates emphasizes body awareness and the connection of breath to movement, and she believes it can bring about lifelong health benefits including stress relief and improved strength, flexibility, balance and coordination.

Today Susan strives to promote the importance of regular exercise, a clean whole foods diet, compassion for self and others, and a curious attitude, all as a means to maintaining vitality and living a balanced and centered life. When she is not practicing law or teaching Pilates, she can be found hiking or biking in the woods, soaking up the sun atop her paddleboard, engaged in a yoga or group fitness class, or immersed in a book or classic movie.