As it’s the weekend I decided to post up this ‘fakeaway’ cauliflower fried rice recipe. It is healthy, so quick and easy to make that you will never miss a Chinese takeaway fried rice! Using the cauliflower as a low carb option instead of the rice you will be shocked at how good it tastes.(You can always use rice though if you prefer). You can add whatever source of protein you like, chicken, turkey or even prawns. Adding a little bacon gives it that traditional fried rice taste too. In this recipe I use turkey mince.
300g turkey mince
1 half pack of bacon pieces
50g frozen peas
4 garlic gloves (chopped)
1 red pepper (chopped)
Bunch of spring onions (chopped)
Fresh ginger (according to your own taste, I used a piece roughly 2 inches in size)
1 red chilli (chopped, seeds and all as I like it hot!)
1 head of cauliflower (blitz in a food processor or even just grating it works too)
2 eggs (beaten)
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
2 tbsp soy sauce (low sodium one or liquid aminos if you have it)
Ground white pepper to season
Fresh coriander to serve
Heat a large wok over a medium heat. Fry off the bacon pieces until brown and crispy. Remove bacon from the pan and set aside.
Add the toasted sesame oil to the wok and let it heat up. Turn the heat to high and add the garlic, chilli, ginger, turkey mince and cook until mince is brown all over.
Add in the spring onion, red pepper ( or whatever vegetables you are using) and give it a good stir.
Add the bacon back into the wok and make a well in the centre, add the egg and let it cook for a minute or so before you start to mix it into the other ingredients.
Now add in the cauliflower rice and peas. Toss well for a minute or two until everything is warmed through.
Add in the soy sauce and season with the white pepper and give it a good mix. Finally add some chopped coriander, serve and most importantly enjoy without feeling guilty!
Nutritional Value is for this recipe using the turkey mince, so it will change slightly if using chicken or prawns!
This serves 2 people, total calories per serving 439, protein 43g, carbs 18g, fat 22.5g.