Special 'No' Egg Fried Rice

I absolutely LOVE egg fried / special fried rice!  A total indulgent comfort food it is a staple part of our home and a great way to use left over rice.  Recently I have not been eating rice and grains and so been looking for an alternative to fill that stodgy fried craving.  I finally found it, a bag of cauliflower rice in Trader Joe screamed at me and I thought I would give it a go.  It turned out delicious and is seriously super easy!  I cheat and get the vegetables in a bag, however, if you have patience you could just grate the cauliflower yourself :)

This dish is filling, satisfying and totally grain, gluten free.  You can throw anything into this dish, whatever you have left over or laying around.  I have fallen in love with frozen petit pois for freshness and a selection of nuts to add texture.  The absolute secret to this being a success is to make the egg before hand, like you would a scrambelled egg, set it aside and just pop it in at the end.  

You will need:

  • 1 onion chopped or sliced - as per personal preference
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 1/2 a bag of sliced white cabbage
  • approx. 1 cup of frozen petit pois
  • 1/2 bag of broccoli slaw
  • 1 bag of cauliflower rice
  • toasted sesame oil
  • amino acids / soy sauce
  • cashew nuts / toasted almond slices / sesame seeds (personal choice)
  • approx. 3 eggs beaten and then scrambled - no need to add any milk or anything else.
  • Tablespoon of coconut oil

Beat 3 eggs together and scramble in a pan until cooked I use coconut oil, set aside in a bowl.  In the same pan, sauté the onion and garlic till golden, add the broccoli slaw and cabbage and cook all until soft.   Throw in the cauliflower rice, add a dash of amino acids to help steam the cauliflower, if you find it a little dry you can pop the lid on top to allow it to steam for a couple of minutes, otherwise just keep it moving so it doesn't burn on the pan.  Once nicely brown and all the veggies soft, throw in the cooked egg to warm it up and combine the flavours, throw in nuts of your choice, personally cashew nuts are my fav.  Pour a little toasted sesame oil to add taste.  Last minute put a rinsed cup of frozen petit pois into the dish once off the heat, this is enough to defrost the peas but keep them fresh and bright green.

Add additional toasted sesame oil and amino acid just to your taste preference.  Top with sesame seeds.  It's yummy with some fresh lime and coriander too!

Enjoy! it's one of my fav's