Monday, November 18, 2013

Cauliflower Fried "Rice" with Balsamic Sauce




I love vegetables. I eat them everyday and could not imagine a meal without veggies. What about a bowl full of vegetables which is reminiscent of our beloved fried rice but three times healthier? Yes, you can feel good after eating it, no matter how much you ate. 

But do you want to know what's the best about this recipe? It's balsamic sauce! Oh my, it's REALLY amazing. It took some time for me to develop the recipe and finally I'm completely satisfied with the result! I mostly use it for sushi instead of soy sauce but it's also great with salads or anything you can think of. 

Cauliflower Fried "Rice" with Balsamic Sauce

1 small head cauliflower
2 tbsp olive oil, divided
2 eggs
1 onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
200g of frozen cubed carrots
200g of frozen peas
1 small head broccoli, chopped into small florets
1 cup frozen green beans, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt, to taste
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp sesame seeds, lightly toasted
Balsamic Sauce (recipe follows)

1) In a pot, bring some water to boil. Add green beans and cook for about 5-10 minutes or until softened. When they finish cooking, remove from the water and drain. Do not turn off the heat. Add frozen peas and carrots to the same water and bring to boil. Cook for about 4-5minutes or until thawed and slightly softened. Remove from water and set aside.

2) Grate cauliflower into rice sized pieces. Set aside.

3) Lightly beat the eggs. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet over medium heat and add the eggs. Scramble the eggs and set aside.

4) Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes.

5) Add bell pepper, garlic and broccoli and cook, covered, for another 10 minutes until a little bit softened. Stir frequently. Add more olive oil if needed.

6) Stir in cauliflower, carrots, green beans and peas. Cover and cook for another few minutes. 

7) Stir in scrambled eggs and sesame seeds. Drizzle with 1 tbsp of olive oil and balsamic sauce. Serve immediately.

Balsamic Sauce:
120ml/1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
120ml/1/2 cup water
2/3 tsp Ginger
1/2 tsp mustard powder
2 tsp honey
1 tsp Salt
Pinch Pepper

1) In a saucepan, combine all the ingredients and cook on low heat to about 2/3 of its original volume. Let cool a bit before mixing with vegetables.

Recipe by collecting memories

4 comments:

  1. *swoon* balsalmic is my favorite dressing and I bet it's amazing with this "rice." I have always wanted to try cauliflower rice and now I have no excuses! This dish is lovely and flavor packed, definitely a keeper!

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    1. It took so much time for me to finally make this cauliflower rice. I've no idea what I was waiting for!

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  2. wow! cauliflower fried rice with balsamic sauce looks yummy,,,I can't wait any more time to taste this delicious food..You've shared really a simple recipe,,I'll try it at my home tonight...I think my kids must love them to eat...As my kids are bored with eating same meals everyday,,If they get something different they must be happy...Thanks

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