This was probably the first recipe that I learned to cook, one summer my mom sent me to a relatives’ house for a cooking workshop, I couldn’t remember what else we cooked that day but I recall going back home and giving my mom a list of things I need to cook it.
Since starting Paleo, I make this during times when I have a craving for rice. It’s pretty easy and you can add whatever you want to the mix.
- 1 head of cauliflower (approx. 500 grams)
- 3 eggs, whisked
- 1/2 cup carrots, chopped
- 1/4 cup asparagus, chopped
- 1/4 cup bell pepper, chopped
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 3-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1 cup chopped shrimp, squid or meats
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 Tbsp coconut aminos or soy sauce
I used asparagus instead of peas, they pretty much are the same, I just sliced them thinly so it would cook with the bell pepper. Depending on how small your carrot cubes are, you might not need to boil them, I chop them a little bigger, about the side of a pea, so I parboil them till tender.
From experience I learned that by cutting the cauliflower into smaller florets and buzzing them in a food processor a few times, you will end up with bigger grains, if you add the stalk you need to process it a little longer and hence you will get a finer “rice” (perfect substitute for couscous).
Microwave them for about 4-6 minutes, stopping every two minutes to toss the grains around, this would keep them from burning. After that season with salt and pepper, if adding aminos (I don’t) reduce your salt.
Normally cooked in a flat griddle, you can use a wok for this recipe, have everything ready by the stove since you need to set your wok on high heat and you don’t want to risk burning anything.
Start by melting your butter with coconut oil, once bubbly add your onions and garlic. Continue till cooked, add your meats and toss for a few moments. Once cooked add all your vegetables and sauté for a bit, next add your cauliflower to the mix, making sure to incorporate them well.
When adding your egg, create a well in the center, by pushing everything to the sides, make sure the pan is very hot at this stage before putting in your eggs. Stir the middle and allow to cook for a few minutes. Once it is forming a little, toss the rice into the center, add your coconut aminos or sauce and continually mix until everything is evenly incorporated.