Do you ever just want to eat a big bowl of rice for dinner but feel way too guilty just eating carbs? Well, now you’re in luck because this sneaky veggie fried rice feels like you’re eating a big bowl of take-out, but really you're eating a ton of veggies without even knowing it.
So as of the past 6 months, we have been in love with cauliflower rice. At first, I was sceptical, but once trying it I was 100% sold. To be honest, we do generally mix half and half with brown rice and cauliflower rice, and with that combo, you actually can’t even find the cauliflower in the bowl. It’s like magic - seriously, I don’t know where the cauliflower goes! The key to making your fried rice take like take out is to use cold or left over rice. If you try to use freshly cooked warm rice you will end up with mushy, non-crispy rice, which isn’t what anyone wants.
I also really love the addition of sambal oelek because it makes it really nice and spicy, but if spice isn't your thing you can certainly leave this out, or even cut back and just add half the amount. The other great thing about this recipe is that you can use any veggies you love or have leftover in your fridge.
So go ahead and eat a big bowl of fried rice for dinner - it’s guilt-free indulgent eating!
prep time 10 minutes
cook time 20 minutes + rice coking + cooling
total time 30 minutes
1 cup brown rice (uncooked)
3 cloves of garlic
1 inch piece of ginger
3 baby bok choy
1 red pepper
2 green onions
1/2 cup frozen corn
1/2 cup frozen peas
1 tbsp sesame oil
12 oz bag cauliflower rice
1 tbsp sambal oelek (optional)
1/4 cup soya sauce
Cook brown rice according to package. Place in a bowl and cool in the refrigerator for a minimum of 1 hour.
In a large wok place sesame oil and heat over medium/high. To the hot pan add in red pepper that has been chopped into 1/4 inch pieces and cook for 1-2 minutes. To the pan add in baby bok choy that has been thinly sliced, finely chopped garlic and grated ginger and cook another 30 seconds. To the pan add in frozen cauliflower rice and cook another 2 minutes or until cauliflower is warmed through.
In a small bowl crack both eggs and whisk. Push the vegetables to the sides of the pan then add in eggs and allow to quickly cook - stirring often.
Mix the eggs with the vegetables and add in the cold rice, frozen corn, peas and green onions. Stir well then add in samba oelek and soya sauce. Continue to fry over high heat until rice is crispy and everything is hot then serve immediately.