I’ve shared our family favorite recipe for Ham & Egg Stir Fried Rice before; recently I made basically the same recipe using cauliflower instead of rice. It was so good and quite honestly I didn’t even miss the rice! Apparently you can buy cauliflower rice in the store but I made my own using my food processor. I just cut the cauliflower into small pieces and put the pieces in the food processor. I then pulsed the cauliflower until it resembled rice. I’ve made this recipe twice in the last few weeks, the first time I made it I did not add diced ham the second time I did. Increase the seasonings if you want more taste.
Cauliflower Fried Rice
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 – 4 scallions, chopped
8 cups of cauliflower rice (approx. One head of cauliflower)
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup diced ham
1 cup frozen peas (op)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
4 tsp. sesame oil
4 tsp. soy sauce
Heat large nonstick skillet, lightly coated with oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook stirring frequently for one minute. Add the cauliflower, carrots and peas (if using), stirring frequently for 6-8 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender-crisp. Reduce heat to medium low.
Make a well in the center of the cauliflower mixture. Add the egg and cook, stirring frequently to scramble the egg. Stir into the cauliflower mixture when the egg has started to set. Add the sesame oil and the soy sauce, cook, stirring frequently for another 2-3 minutes or until well mixed and heated through. Add more seasonings is desired. Garnish with the remaining scallions.
This recipe makes 2 servings. Leftovers are good for a couple of days in the refrigerator.