You Can’t Go Wrong With Cauliflower Fried Rice
The Insatiable Vegan
Growing up as a vegetarian during the late 1980s and early 1990s was a challenge for native New Jersey vegan chef, Breck Oxford. At a time when vegetarian options meant pizza, bread, and pasta, Breck struggled to find healthy, plant-based options to complement her lifestyle.
It was once Breck moved to Brooklyn that she was introduced to the many flavors of a vegetarian menu. Her passion for food led her into the restaurant industry and soon she was managing some of the top vegan restaurants throughout New York. It was here that Breck’s love for veganism began.
As a traveling private chef, for some of the top names in the entertainment industry, Breck takes pride in developing high-quality, mouth-watering, plant-based menus for the soul, sourcing the best local ingredients nature has on offer.
Breck is currently a single mother residing in New Jersey with her determined and fearless son, Noble (who is also a huge fan of his mama’s rockin’ vegan creations). Be sure to stop by her website to learn more.
Why Cauliflower Fried Rice Instead of Regular Fried Rice?
Cauliflower Fried Rice is delicious and far lower in carbs than regular Fried Rice. Not to say that regular rice is bad for you, but some people prefer the added veggie nutrients and lower carbs in this dish. Cauliflower makes for a great rice replacement when it is finely chopped and cooked. I use it all the time in my stir fry dishes. It is super yummy and gives you that same great texture as rice. And Breck uses the infamous Just Egg in her Fried Rice, making it just like the kind you’d order at any restaurant. So much Yum!
Cauliflower Fried Rice
- 1 cauliflower rice or whole
- 1 inch of fresh minced ginger
- 1 medium yellow chopped onion
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- 2 cups of destemed kale
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbps sesame oil
- 2 tbsp tamari
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 1/4 cup golden raisins
- 1/4 cup shredded carrots
- 1/2 cup bean sprouts
- 1/2 cup fresh corn
- 1/2 cup scallions
- *just egg optional
- 1 tsp vegan butter
- salt to pepper taste
- Pulse cauliflower florets in food processor into "rice"
- Add vegan butter to small pan, add just egg. Once scrambled, set aside.
- Add olive oil to large pan on medium high heat, add onion, garlic and ginger. Cook until onions soften 5-8 minutes
- Stir in cauliflower rice
- Add tamari and sesame oil, cook down for 2-3 minutes
- Stir in kale, cook for another 2-3 minutes
- Add carrots, corn, bean sprouts, raisins, scallions and just egg and continue to cook for another 5 minutes
- Add salt and pepper to taste
- Plate and enjoy!
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I love simple recipes like this Fried “Rice”. It’s easy to make yet doesn’t lack in taste. And it is also full of plant-based nutrition! We have so many other vegan recipes for you to try, so be sure to check those out on the #LunchBreakLIVE page. Until next time…keep cookin’!
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