Peppered Cauliflower Rice with Vegetable Stir Fry


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This rice is not rice at all, it’s cauliflower! Pulsing raw cauliflower in a food processor transforms it into a rice-like dish that’s perfect for packing an extra serving of veggies into your meal. This recipe comes to us from Nancy of Spicie Foodie.

Serves 2

For the Cauliflower Rice:

  • 1 small head of cauliflower
  • boiled water
  • a bit of oil
  • black pepper and sea salt to taste

For the Stir Fry:

  • 2 portobello mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, cut into ¼s
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • handful of fresh basil leaves
  • olive oil or vegetable oil of choice
  • soy sauce, to taste

Fir the Cauliflower Rice:

Thoroughly clean the head of cauliflower and pat dry. Cut into florets and discard thick stalks.

In a food processor, pulse until you achieve small granules that resemble rice. Or, using a box grater, grate the florets into rice like granules.

Pour the riced cauliflower into a large bowl, then pour over enough boiled water to cover. Allow to sit for 4 minutes or until softened, then drain. Try to make sure nearly all of the liquid has drained off.

Add a bit of oil to a pan and saute the drained cauliflower for a few minutes. Gently mix in some ground black pepper and sea salt, then set aside.

For the Stir Fry:

Heat the oil, and once warm cook onions until soft and translucent. Add the peppers, mushrooms and garlic, cook until the vegetables begin to soften or to desired tenderness. Add a splash or as much soy sauce as desired, then add the basil leaves. Cook for another few minutes.

To Serve:

Serve the stir fried vegetables over the rice and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information

Peppered Cauliflower Rice with Vegetable Stir Fry

Servings per Recipe: 2

Amount per Serving

Calories:  258

Calories from Fat:  88

Total Fat:  10g

Saturated Fat:  2g

Cholesterol:  0mg

Sodium:  186mg

Potassium:  749mg

Carbohydrates:  35g

Dietary Fiber:  12g

Protein:  11g

Sugars:  15g

Vitamin A:  103%

Vitamin C:  667%

Calcium:  8%

Iron:  13%

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