Savoury, low carb alternative to fried rice.
I was inspired to make this from Teresa Cutter at The Healthy Chef, with her recipe for Cauliflower Fried Rice With Turmeric, Ginger and Tamari Roasted Almonds.
Here’s my version of Teresa’s recipe, adjusted because I made it in a rush to have something to sustain me through a 3 hour movie at the cinema, and didn’t have all the ingredients. I also adjusted quantities of things, to get a balance of fats and protein to suit my goals.
1/4 head of a large cauliflower, roughly chopped
1/4 head of a large broccoli (I will certainly use other greens here, like kale or Brussels sprouts), roughly chopped
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
1 bunch of coriander, stem and leaves, roughly chopped
a couple of celery stalks including the young leaves
3 shallots, thinly sliced
4 tsp cold pressed organic coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
2 tbsp sesame seeds
30g hulled hemp seeds
2-3 tbsp of vegetable stock
1 tbsp tamari soy sauce
1 tbsp mirin
juice of 1/2 lime
OPTIONAL: 1/4 cup basmati rice, steamed (for days when some extra carbs are required)
How to make it:
Firstly, I blitzed the cauliflower, broccoli (or your choice of greens), ginger, coriander and celery in my food processor until it was finely chopped, about the size of grains of rice.
Then I heated the oil in a pan, and added the shallots and turmeric, until the shallots were softened a bit.
Then in went the “riced” vegetables and I stir-fried them until almost cooked. The hemp seeds, sesame seeds, lime juice, soy sauce, mirin, vegetable stock, and cooked rice (if using) were mixed in next, and I kept stir-frying until the vegetables were just cooked (but not soft and soggy).
This made two serves in my opinion, and I enjoyed one of them at the movie (it was Interstellar, and I really enjoyed it!).