Cauliflower Fried Rice with Kale
Holiday entertaining? Get creative ~ add your own culinary touch to everyone’s favorite fried rice, this version brought to you by Kale and Chocolate’s Elise Museles.
This recipe is filled with all the flavors of traditional fried rice but with a nutritional twist—cauliflower “rice” pieces combined with kale, carrots, green onion, cilantro, sesame seeds and spices! Serve this as a side along with your protein of choice for a quick and tasty way to add in more veggies, or make it more of a complete meal by scrambling in an egg or tossing in some tofu. Use this recipe as inspiration and come up with different combinations of vegetables, spices, and flavors. Enjoy!
1 medium-sized head of cauliflower
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 large carrots, shredded
1 head curly kale, sliced and stems removed
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1-2 tablespoons gluten-free soy sauce or tamari
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
sea salt to taste
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Prepare the cauliflower into little “rice” pieces by pulsing in a food processor or using a coarse box grater. Heat one tablespoon of coconut oil in a large fry pan over medium heat. Add the carrots and kale to the pan and cook until soft, about 2-3 minutes. Add the cauliflower pieces and sesame oil to the pan and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, until the cauliflower is cooked but not too soft. Toss in the green onion, cilantro, and soy sauce for the last 1-2 minutes and stir well. Top with sesame seeds, crushed red pepper flakes, and sea salt to taste. Serve immediately!
Elise Museles is an attorney turned Certified Eating Psychology & Nutrition Expert and creator of Kale & Chocolate. A writer, speaker, teacher and healthy lifestyle advocate, she empowers people to reset their relationship with food & their bodies—by creating a happy, healthy, and ridiculously delicious Food Story. Elise is also the author of the newly released book, Whole Food Energy, (Barron’s Educational Series, January 2016) and shares daily inspiration (and mouth-watering photos!) on FaceBook and Instagram.