Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe

This recipe is a great way to cut out the starchy carbs when you crave your favorite Fried Rice dish! Of course it does NOT contain rice as we avoid carbs… but it does use grated cauliflower as a stand in for the rice. This is a really great dish…its great as leftovers too!
    Cauliflower Fried Rice
      Prep time:  20 mins
      Cook time:  5 min
        Makes 4 servings
          • Peanut oil
          • ½ cup diced Boars Head Maple Ham – you want a smoky sweet ham flavor – or ½ cup raw shrimp, diced
          • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
          • 2 garlic cloves, minced
          • ½ cup diced shiitake or white mushrooms
          • ½ small head of cauliflower – pulsed in food processor or grated on medium holes of a box grater, about 5 cups total
          • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
          • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
          • ½ cup chopped baby bok choy or spinach
          • 4 scallions, sliced
          • 2 eggs, well beaten


          Heat a film of peanut oil in a wok or nonstick skillet over high heat. Toss around the ham or shrimp, ginger, garlic and shiitake mushrooms 1 to 2 minutes, until fragrant. Add the cauliflower and toss while stir frying for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the soy sauce, sesame oil, bok choy and scallions. Continue to toss and cook until cauliflower is tender. Move mixture to the side of the wok. Add another teaspoon of peanut oil and add the eggs. Cook until scrambled, chop using your spatula and mix into your ‘Fried Rice’. Season with additional soy sauce if needed.

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            Tom Umbach

            Tom Umbach

            Bariatrics is Dr. Umbach’s Passion! His practice is 100% devoted to helping Las Vegas gastric sleeve and gastric bypass clients achieve healthier lifestyles. It brings him great pleasure to see clients shed their excess weight and enjoy the simple pleasures of life – playing with their children or grandchildren, riding a roller coaster for the first time, or starting to date and travel.

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