Cauliflower Chicken Fried “Rice” on Archer Pilates Foodie Tuesday!

I’m sure I’m not the only one who loves fried rice, but hates all the carbs and sodium that comes with it. Here is a great way to eat what you love and not feel bad about it! You can always add more veggies and only substitute half the rice with cauliflower. Either way you are cutting the carbs and guilt. To add a little spice cook your chicken in some cayenne pepper, or sprinkle some chili flakes on top. Remember spice helps kick that metabolism into gear. I hope you all enjoy this Foodie Tuesday!!

 

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon peanut oil plus
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced, whites and greens separated
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 pound boneless skinless thighs, trimmed and cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons, divided ½ cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup snow peas, trimmed and halved
  • 4 cups cauliflower rice (see Tip)
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil (optional)

Preparation

  • Active: 35 m

  • Ready In 35 m

  1. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large flat-bottomed carbon-steel wok or large heavy skillet over high heat. Add eggs and cook, without stirring, until fully cooked on one side, about 30 seconds. Flip and cook until just cooked through, about 15 seconds. Transfer to a cutting board and cut into ½-inch pieces.

  2. Add 1 tablespoon oil to the pan along with scallion whites, ginger and garlic; cook, stirring, until the scallions have softened, about 30 seconds. Add chicken and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add bell pepper and snow peas; cook, stirring, until just tender, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer everything to a large plate.

  3. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan; add cauliflower rice and stir until beginning to soften, about 2 minutes.

  4. Return the chicken mixture and eggs to the pan; add tamari (or soy sauce) and sesame oil (if using) and stir until well combined. Garnish with scallion greens.

    Look for prepared cauliflower rice (or cauliflower crumbles) with other prepared vegetables in some supermarkets. To make your own, place cauliflower florets in a food processor and pulse until broken down into rice-size granules. One 2-pound head of cauliflower yields about 4 cups of cauliflower rice.

    People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled “gluten-free,” as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.




Comments (3)
  1. Harold Burton Reply

    Here is a variation which keeps the chicken really moist. grill on pan for the time suggested, then move to a roasting pan. pour a little chicken stock over to coat and cover bottom of pan, then bake 8-10 minutes. The chicken will be very moist while still cooking thoroughly.

  2. Ashley Jones Reply

    hanks! My fiancé is an amazing cook but me, not so much! I made this today for dinner so he didn’t have to cook. It was great! Easy enough for this inexperienced cook and tasty enough for his experienced taste buds! I added A super reduced balasmic on top since we use it for Caprese salad and it baked onto The chicken really well. This recipe is a keeper! Any idea for a balsamic Like sauce to go with it.

  3. Ashley Jones Reply

    These meatballs are special! I am the biggest fan of meatballs so I can tell when one is amazing.


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