food: paleo fried rice

another day, another paleo cooking adventure…
today, i tackled the giant piece of cauliflower in my fridge.
no, it’s literally over 2kgs.  i got it at costco.  it’s a monster.

in the paleo cookbook world, i often see cauliflower “rice” mentioned.
apparently ricing or grating cauliflower makes for a decent rice substitute.
or so they tell me.
and i like cauliflower, and i miss rice… so i’m game.

but, a big old bowl of cauliflower isn’t much of a balanced meal (although, in truth i used to happily eat bowls of rice with butter, salt & pepper for dinner in my radio poor days and call that dinner, but i digress…)
anyways, in addition to the cauliflower monster, i also have to clean out my fridge… so i made myself some paleo fried rice.
basically i made it exactly how i would have made regular fried rice… which, let’s face it, is definitely a “cleaning out the fridge” recipe.

Paleo Fried Rice for 1

  • 2 cups of cauliflower, raw, grated
  • 1 – 2 cups of mixed chopped vegetables (i used broccoli & peas)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of leftover meat (i used chopped roast from dinner last night)
  • wheat free soy sauce
  • sesame oil
  • garlic, crushed
  • green onions, chopped
  • hot sauce to taste
  1. saute grated cauliflower & garlic (i used a little butter for this) until lightly brown over medium heat (5-7 minutes)
  2. add veggies and cook as desired (i like mine almost raw)
  3. add meat, heat through
  4. add beaten egg, mix well
  5. season with soy sauce, sesame oil & hot sauce
  6. finish with green onions




you know what?
this was GOOD.
like, really really good.

my husband wouldn’t touch it with a 10 foot pole, as his mortal enemies include cauliflower, broccoli and peas… but i thought it was awesome.
quick, easy and achieved the goal of cleaning out the fridge and not leaving the house for groceries.

i shall be trying more of this cauliflower rice… although it was a bitch to grate.  i’m getting myself a food processor very soon.


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