Fried rice recipe easy always has eggs and rice. We are going to use the traditional method and most traditional ingredients with only one exception. We use frozen cauliflower rice to replace the regular rice.
Total Time: 20 Minutes
Prep Time: ZERO
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Traditional Cauliflower Fried Rice, never in my imagination that I had ever thought of replacing rice in this traditional and famous Chinese recipe with a different ingredient.
But what made me to change my mind? It was not because of the trend that everybody makes so many things with cauliflower, but carbs makes me tired. I need my energy to be on top of the game everyday.
Ask my 8-year-old, “What is your mom’s favorite food?” “Rice, pasta and noodles”. Yep, I love carbs. Rice, noodles and pasta are my all time favorite. However, as I get older, I get tired easily after eating carbs. With a full-time job, a kid with a very packed schedule and try to run my own business, I can’t sleep my time away. So, any solution? Well, with a lot of reluctance, I finally gave in to try this recipe.
But why did I call “traditional”? Because I use traditional Chinese fried rice cooking method and seasonings to cook it. Everything in this recipe is traditional, except the rice. I didn't use as much oil as the traditional dish either.
Stick to everything traditional will guarantee that I will NOT sacrifice the taste and texture just because I changed the main ingredient to cauliflower rice.
Viola! Little did I expect that it came out exactly how the traditional Chinese fried rice tastes. Even the texture, too. I am super happy.
You will see the traditional Chinese fried rice and American Chinese take-out presentations here. All you need to do is to add the Superior dark soy sauce at the end to give the American-Chinese look.
Please feel free to double, triple or even quadruple the quantity. The rule of thumb is 1 bag of frozen cauliflower rice vs 1 egg. So, if you use 4 bags of frozen cauliflower rice, add 4 eggs.
The traditional recipe is the base of many Chinese dishes. We also serve it as a side dish. So, treat this recipe as the traditional one which will open up a lot of options for you.
Ok, I know you are itching to ask me this question, “Do I still crave for my carbs fix?” Not as much. However, I must admit that a traditional Chinese recipe always makes me feel like home. Enjoy!
2 bags (12 oz each) Frozen Cauliflower Rice
2 Scallion (chopped)
2 Eggs (beaten)
1 tsp Superior Light Soy Sauce
1 tsp Superior Dark Soy Sauce (optional)
2 tsp Sesame Oil
Salt and pepper to taste
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