Asian Cauliflower Fried Rice

Ingredients

1 small head cauliflower, separated in florets or 16 oz. riced cauliflower
3 bacon slices, cut into small pieces
2 large eggs
Celtic Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 small onion, minced
4 oz. crimini mushrooms, stemmed and thinly sliced
1-inch ginger knob, peeled and grated with a microplaner
2 T. coconut aminos
2 scallions, thinly sliced
2 T. chopped cilantro leaves
2 T. chopped basil
1 T. chopped mint
Splash of coconut vinegar or rice vinegar (optional)
Splash of Red Boat Fish Sauce

Instructions

  1. Pulse the cauliflower florets in the food processor until the pieces resemble rice or couscous.
  2. Place diced bacon into a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat and fry until the bits are crispy.
  3. While bacon is cooking, whisk two eggs in a small bowl with salt and pepper.
  4. When bacon is done, remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  5. Pour the whisked eggs into the hot bacon grease and fry a thin egg omelet, about 2 minutes on one side and then 30 seconds on the other side. Transfer the egg omelet to a cutting board and slice it thinly. Set it aside.
  6. Turn cast iron skillet to medium-high heat and add the chopped onion and a dash of salt and pepper. Once the onions are soft, add sliced mushrooms, another sprinkle of salt and pepper and stir-fry until mushroom liquid has evaporated and the mushrooms are gently browned.
  7. While mushrooms are cooking, peel ginger with a vegetable peeler and microplane it.
  8. Once mushrooms are cooked, add ginger and stir for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Toss in the cauliflower and sprinkle with more salt and pepper.
  9. Place lid on the skillet and reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes. When the cauliflower is tender but not too mushy, add coconut aminos, herbs, and sliced egg omelet. You can also add a little coconut vinegar to add a bit of tang to the dish.
  10. Finish with a splash of fish sauce for good measure! Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary.
  11. Sprinkle with reserved crispy bacon before serving.

Serves 4

Inspired by nomnompaleo.com

Kyla Boles