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Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice

 So I have been wanting to make this for a while.  After my doctor’s appointment today, I came home and made it.  Well, my version of it.

This is Katie Lee’s recipe on Foodnetwork.com:

Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice

  • 1 medium head cauliflower, stem removed
  • 3 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • One 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 cup frozen mixed peas and carrots, thawed
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, plus more for serving, optional
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 cooked chicken breasts, diced (I used a rotisserie chicken)
  • Hot sauce, for serving, optional

Heat a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon of the canola oil. Add the eggs and quickly scramble. Transfer the eggs to a plate and set aside. Heat the remaining 2 teaspoons canola oil. Add the garlic and ginger and cook, stirring constantly, about 1 minute. Add the peas and carrots, scallions and cauliflower. Stir-fry until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.

As the vegetables are cooking, whisk the soy sauce and sesame oil together in a small bowl. Stir the sauce and chicken into the cauliflower mixture. Cook an additional minute or 2. Stir the cooked eggs back into the mixture. Serve with hot sauce and additional soy sauce if desired.

I used minced, frozen cauliflower (super short cut).  I also cooked the chicken (thighs, sauteed with salt and pepper).  And I didn’t have frozen peas or carrots.  I had onion, broccoli, and carrots.  I did blanch them before adding them.  I didn’t have fresh ginger either (ha – I know) but had the paste kind.  But I followed Katie’s instructions.

Even with all of my changes, it turned out really good.  David and Carmen both liked it, and David even said we could have this every week.  Minced cauliflower is now my friend.  Although I think I will keep the shortcut and buy it already minced.

Blessings!

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