Cauliflower faux fried rice


Pining for a Chinese-style meal but don’t want the added calories of a takeaway? This cauliflower faux fried rice is ideal and works really well as a side with my Mediterranean garlic chicken and Greek-style spinach.

There’s no reason why you should sacrifice flavour if you are eating healthily. This faux fried rice using cauliflower is a superb low-calorie option with tonnes of goodness and the oriental flavours so many of us love. It’s less than a tenth of the price of a takeaway to make too.
Buy the best quality, fresh vegetables you can. I prefer to shop in this order: local market, local grocers, supermarket unpacked stuff, supermarket packed stuff, and I go organic where possible.

1 cauliflower
2 medium carrots
2 sticks celery
1 large onion
15ml soy sauce
1 clove garlic
0.5 cups peas (fresh or frozen)
15ml sesame oil
1/4 cup diced ginger root

Get a grater and use the course side to grate the cauliflower. Don’t grate the thick stalk in the middle.
Dice all your other vegetables.
Put the sesame oil into a wok and put on a high to medium heat.
Lightly sauté the onions and garlic, then add all the other veg bar the cauli.
After 5 minutes add the cauliflower and soy sauce and sauté for another 5 minutes, stirring every so often so it cooks right through.
Serve while hot

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