Cauliflower is my new best friend

Yep, I love the stuff. Like, truly LOVE it. I've always enjoyed most veggies, and do eat a lot of them.... but within the past couple of months I have been introduced to the magical cauliflower powers. I've become addicted to this cookbook and plan to try every variation of cauliflower they offer ;) We've been making Cauliflower Soup quite often the past few months... it tastes just like potato soup, without all the carbs!!

Which brings me to my next recipe to share... Japanese Style "Rice" using cauliflower! I loooove that fried rice you get at hibachi grills and I was determined to get this recipe right and serve my rice craving! It turned out delicious- but I will say, it doesn't really taste quite like the stuff they make in the restaurants. It's delicious, don't get me wrong... but I'm still assuming they put a little bit of crack in their's to make it so good ;)

Japanese Style "Rice"
1/2 head cauliflower, shredded
2 eggs
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup diced onion
2 tablespoons shredded carrot
3 tablespoons soy sauce
Salt & pepper
  • Put the shredded cauliflower in a microwaveable casserole dish with a lid, add a couple tablespoons of water, cover and microwave for 6 minutes.
  • While that's hapening, whisk the eggs, pour them into a skillet you've sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, and cook at medium-high heat. As you're cooking them use a spatula to break them up into pea-sized bits. Remove from skillet- set aside.
  • As soon as the microwave goes off take the lid off your cauliflower or it will turn into mush, fast! And you don't want that- trust me!
  • Melt the butter in the skillet and saute the onion and carrot for 2-3 minutes. Add the cauliflower "rice" and stir everything together well. Stir in the soy sauce and cook the whole thing, stirring/mixing often for another 5-6 minutes. Add the eggs in for  the last minute or so; Add salt and pepper to taste and SERVE! :)


This makes about 5 servings and each serving has just 5 carbs!!! Next time we'll probably do more onions- maybe a whole cup, and less soy sauce for Jared's tastebuds. Me? I would drink soy sauce if I could!

Have you made anything with cauliflower before? I'd love to try your recipes! Next up is going to be a pizza crust I think ;)

18 comments

  1. I LOVE Cauliflower! I'm definitely going to have to try this!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. I can't wait to try this one!! I definitely agree they slip a little crack in the real hibachi fried rice, because I'm entirely addicted to it! But a healthy substitute? You KNOW I'm game for that any day!

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  3. Ummm...this sounds amazing!! I MUST make it ASAP!!!

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  4. sounds yum! I'm going to have to try this!!

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  5. Trying this next week! You HAVE to make the cauliflower breadsticks I made last week. TO DIE FOR.

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  6. Can't wait to tryyyyy ;) you still need to make that soup for me!!

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  7. I can't wait to try that! I've been meaning to make the pizza crust too!

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  8. i must try this, it looks soooo yummy!!

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  9. OK - not pregnant, I really like cauliflower. Still not sure that I can get behind this. :)

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  10. That sounds sooo good! I pinned it, of course :) Definitely want to try this! And I made twice-baked cauliflower a couple of times, and it tastes like loaded mashed potatoes. Sooo yummy. Here's a link to my post: http://penguinspastapolkadots.blogspot.com/2012/11/proud-of-my-cooking.html

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  11. this sounds good, i will have to pin it and try it sometime!

    i like to make pizza crust with cauliflower... and "mashed potatoes"... yum!

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  12. That looks delicious! Definitely going to have to try this one!

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  13. This looks amazing! I'm addicted to twice baked cauliflower right now. I actually just gobbled up a big helping for lunch!

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  14. I'm not the biggest fan of cauliflower but this looks really good!

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  15. I'm pretty sure you JUST said you don't take appetizing food pictures, but this looks good!!

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  16. I wish I liked cauliflower because it's such a great healthy substitute, but I just don't.

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  17. Love the recipe.. I will share mine! It's called BRAIN :) hehe
    Steam your cauliflower and set it aside. Pre-heat your oven to 350. In a side dish, mix mayo (I use hellmans) umm probably about one and a half cups.. then maybe two tablespoons of mustard (I use yellow mustard) together. Once mixed, placed cauliflower in an oven safe dish and spread mixture over cauliflower. Then you want to shred cheddar cheese over the mixture, covering all of it and bake until cheese is melted. Don't let it get too brown but you want it to brown a little. It kind of looks like a brain and it's super delish (and not real healthy!)

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    If you like broccoli-- you can steam your broccoli and mix hummus (I like the garlic or spinach kind) with a little margarine and lemon juice, then pour that over your warm broccoli. It's not as fattening and super yummy!

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