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Over the last year most of my cooking has been less about distressing while meticulously preparing a sophisticated meal and more about what can I throw in a pan that’s on the healthier side, delicious and done in about 20 minutes or the amount of time baby FLO can occupy himself (on most days). To get back into more of the enjoyment of cooking, I’ve been dutifully finding short cuts and these little tricks have been making all the difference when I need to get dinner done in a pinch, and spend more time relaxing and sipping wine. I’ve started to make this coconut cauliflower fried “rice” recipe almost on a bi-weekly basis. It’s good. Real good. Here is to a tasty dinner you can get on the table in under 20 minutes.
A few times I made cauliflower “rice” myself. It’s incredibly easy, but time consuming.
First, you have to boil a head of cauliflower and then toss into a food processor to get the “rice” like consistency. But now, virtually every grocery store sells frozen or fresh cauliflower rice. I typically buy the frozen organic packet and have it in my freezer. You could also buy all of the veggies you need, and if I have them on hand then I do try to use them up, but lately mixed packets of veggies are always in my freezer too. That’s half of the trick right there. Cut the chopping and making things from scratch and save yourself a half an hour!
Another way to save time is to top your cauliflower “rice” with SeaPak® Butterfly Shrimp for added flavor and protein component. While you’re mixing the cauliflower ingredients, the shrimp have already been seasoned, so you are just baking them in the oven. Crispy shrimp on top of a much healthier alternative to ordinary fried rice, I’ll cheers to that!
Make the Coconut Cauliflower “Fried” Rice
- 1 package of frozen cauliflower “rice” or 1 head of cauliflower riced
- 1 cup of mixed veggies ( I use peas, carrots, green beans and corn) but feel free to use fresh veggies you have on hand. You can add broccoli or anything else you like
- 2 garlic cloves (chopped)
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 1/2 cup of water
- 3 tablespoons of soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon of rice vinegar
- 1/2 tablespoon of sesame oil
- 1/2 tablespoon of sugar
- 1 garlic clove (chopped)
- Take 1 tablespoon of coconut oil and add to the pan. Once melted add cauliflower rice. Toss the cauliflower in the oil until coated. Add 1 /2 cup of water to the pan and cook the “rice” until all of the water is absorbed. Once all the water has been absorbed add the cup of veggies and the chopped garlic.
- While the veggies cook, open the SeaPak shrimp and following the instructions on the box, heat the shrimp in the oven.
- Now start on your sauce. Mix all of the sauce ingredients together including the chopped garlic. Add the mixture to your “rice”
- In another pan, make an omelet with your two eggs. Then cut thin strips of egg and add to the rice. Now add the remaining tablespoon of coconut oil and toss everything together. Serve with butterfly shrimp.
Another quick and easy dinner on the books for us, as we relaxed and sipped on Black Box Wine Chardonnay. Did you know this small box actually contains the equivalent of four bottles, and is the winner of 50 Gold Medals and 29 Wine Enthusiast Best Buys and stays fresh for up to 6 weeks? Not that it would make it that long around here.
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Do you have any tricks to getting dinner done quickly so you have more time to relax? Please do share!
Yum! I love cauliflower rice and this recipe looks fantastic!
This looks so yummy! My husband absolutely loves to make cauliflower “rice!”
Oh my! That looks amazing! I love fried rice and this is a healthy alternative to it! I need to try this!
Belle | One Awesome Momma
This looks delicious. Im gonna have to give this a try.
This sounds absolutely delicious! And I think it would work great to hide some cauliflower in my suddenly picky six year old’s diet. Thanks for sharing!
This is such a great idea. My husband and kids are terrible about veggies and this seems like a great way to sneak them in. Thank you!
I have never heard of cauliflower rice, but that looks delicious!
I don’t usually like cauliflower, but I love cauliflower rice! Cooking it in coconut oil sounds delicious!
The coconut really does add a little something!
This looks delicious. I love cauliflower everything!
Thank you, me too!
Oh my gosh this looks AMAZING!!! We’ve done cauliflower fried rice before but never coconut style!! and I’m IN LOVE with coconut flavor! Cant wait to try this!!
It really does add to the flavor, hope you try it!
This sounds like something I could get at least half of the family to try, and like it! Thanks for sharing. I’m always up for an easy meal on the healthier side!
Definitely healthier and tasty too!
I have been seeing this everywhere and I totally want to try it. We love some friend rice and this is such a good alternative!
It really is delicious!
I have yet to try this cauliflower rice I keep hearing about. Pinned this for when I do finally try!
I hope you do try it. Super easy and tasty! Thanks for pinning!
That looks so delicious, I can’t believe it comes together so quickly! #client
It really does come together quickly and it’s so tasty!
Love the idea of using cauliflower as rice! Will be saving for future.
This looks really good! I love the alternative to regular fried rice.
So you kind have me on the line… I tried cauliflower pizza crust and ummm it was a no bueno! But I may have to try this!! It does sound yummy!!
I hope you try it! I really do think it’s as good as the real thing… I’m with you on the cauliflower pizza though.
Oh my gosh this sounds amazing!! Totally something I never would have thought of but it looks super delicious!!
It really is close to the real thing!
Wow! I have had cauliflower rice before but the recipe here looks so yummy! I will try it 🙂
I’m addicted to it so much that I don’t even want the real thing!