• 1 10-12 oz. frozen bag riced cauliflower
  • or 1 head cauliflower riced
  • 4 large scallions shoots
  • 1/2 tsp. pink Himalayan sea salt
  • 3 tsp. dried onion flakes
  • *I like Simply Organic Spices
  • 3 tbsp. avocado oil

With the looming reports that rice is high in arsenic and not approved by most popular diets including our own FreeDiet™, it was only a matter of time before someone {genius} created a un-riced version!  I have used riced cauliflower in many of my soups but never {kicking myself} used it as a side kick on my dinner plate.

We have known for years rice {organic or not, white or brown} is really not the best friend to our health for many reasons from oxalates to arsenic.  We often see in our Natural Medicine Clinic patients with high levels of arsenic or other heavy metals and can be traced back to the over zealous amounts of rice products, especially if one eats the gluttonous gluten-free boxed items.

Eating gluten-free products is not, let me repeat, is NOT good for your health contrary to popular belief.  Most gluten-free crackers, pasta and breads use rice that may be genetically modified, full of pesticides {rice patty fields are notorious for heavy spraying}and uses other tricky “flavor” enhancing ingredients.

Something else to consider is the common practice of feeding our babies rice cereal in such formative years. Feeding rice cereal to infants can raise many concerns but it also has fewer nutrients than other healthy first foods.  If you would like more information you can google it to find some hefty reading.

I found that using the onion flakes in this recipe really gave it that Fried Rice flavor but not just any dried onion will do.  Most store bought onion flakes are full of icky ingredients so be sure to buy pure onion flakes like my favorite Simply Organic Minced Onion Flakes. Whole Foods is sure to have it on their shelves but let me suggest you to buy 2 bottles because it adds so much flavor to fish and dressings like my favorite Creamy Chive Garlic Dressing that I make weekly.  Honestly, it is my most used spice other then pink Himalayan sea salt!  So trust me on this one, it is the best kept secret in the market……not for long!

Oh and don’t get your feathers in a up roar about cauliflower and it’s compound called glucosinolates.  Yes this cruciferous vegetable may have a dark side because eating to many vegetables in this family is known to suppress the thyroid hormones.  I like to use moderation here not fear unless you have a known thyroid gone rouge then one should limit these. Just think about how many amazing nutrients the cauliflower has compared to the void grain of rice.  Let me remind you of it’s stellar line up; tons of vitamin C, K, magnesium, potassium, maganese, fiber, B6, folate and pantothenic acid to name just a few!

 

 

Cauliflower Fried Rice
 
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Serves: 4

Ingredients
  • 1 10-12 oz. frozen bag riced cauliflower
  • or 1 head cauliflower riced
  • 4 large scallions shoots
  • ½ tsp. pink Himalayan sea salt
  • 3 tsp. dried onion flakes
  • *I like Simply Organic Spices
  • 3 tbsp. avocado oil

Instructions
  1. Chop green onion shoots.
  2. In a large bowl add riced cauliflower, scallions and spices.
  3. In a large frying pan add oil and heat to low-medium.
  4. When pan sizzles when drop of water hits pan add cauliflower rice to pan.
  5. cover and cook for 5-8 minutes until golden brown.
  6. With a large spatula flip rice so other side can brown slightly and cook 5-8 min.
  7. Serve warm or store in fridge to reheat.

Notes
Most markets carry frozen riced cauliflower but you can make your own by chopping it into chunks and pulsing it in a food processor. I often make double a batch for leftovers. Also, if eggs are not a problem for you adding one to this recipe gives it that authentic Fried Rice flare! Just crack it in the middle of your pan with the riced cauliflower and stir. You can use another safe high heat temperature oil like coconut for a sweeter flavor. Please use organic when you can.

With a Spoonful of Health,