Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pork-Fried Rice (well...cauliflower, actually)

Makes 2-4 Servings

2 lbs. Cauliflower, cored and cut/broken into florets
6 Slices Bacon, sliced into 1/2" pieces
1/2 Small Yellow Onion, finely minced
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
1 tsp. minced Fresh Ginger
1 Small Jalapeno, minced
3 Eggs
1 T. Coconut Aminos
1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
1 T. thinly sliced (julienned) Fresh Cilantro (optional)
3 Green Onions, thinly sliced
  1. Steam cauliflower until fork tender (don't let it get mushy). I used a pot and about 1" of water and cooked for about 10 minutes.
  2. Drain water from cauliflower and transfer to a bowl (or back to drained pot). Mash with a fork or chop in a food processor (and then transfer to bowl), until it is rice-like in consistency. 
  3. Add onions, garlic, ginger, jalapeno, eggs, aminos, and sea salt to the cauliflower and mix to combine. 
  4. Add bacon to a hot saute pan and cook until browned and crisp, about 5 minutes. Do not drain.
  5. Once the bacon is browned, add the cauliflower mixture and stir to coat with bacon*.
  6. Continue to cook the "rice" mixture over medium-high without stirring for about 5 minutes, until browned.
  7. Stir the mixture and then continue to cook for another 5-10 minutes, until browned. 
  8. When you're ready to serve, stir in green onions and garnish with cilantro.
  9. Enjoy!
*You can add 1 T. coconut oil if you want a more crispy texture. The flavor is really good and will give you a more authentic texture. 

Steaming Cauliflower:
 Chopped Onions, Garlic, and Ginger:
 Chopped Cauliflower (using my mini chopper):
 Chopped Cauliflower:
 The Mixture:
 Cutting Bacon:
 Cooking Bacon:
 Cooking the Pork-Fried "Rice":
Served with Buffalo Sirloin

This recipe is really easy and so tasty! What a great way to eat your veggies. This would also be really great with shrimp and is so good eaten the next day, as leftovers.

DISCLAIMER: Scott would've liked a little less ginger flavor, but...I loved it! So...if you like ginger, add it, if not...don't. 


MidniteScrapper said...

That looks ridiculously delicious!! A for sure keeper. =)

Susan said...

looks good!

Carina said...

Where do you find Coconut Aminos? Sprouts?

jencereghino said...

I got coconut amminos at Natural Gricer, but I think I remember seeing them at Whole Foods as well.

jencereghino said...

*Natural Grocer* :)

mwbronson said...

I'd like to try this, but cant use the coconut as we have a nut allergy. Is it necessary, or is there a substitute?

jencereghino said...

You could try:
-a little Fish Sauce (most brands have a little and you'll want to add a drop at a time, as it can be potent)
-Wheat-Free Tamari (contains soy)

Or, just omit it...there is plenty of good flavor in this recipe, without.

I hope that helps! Let me know if you end up trying it!

Sweet Assassin said...

Holy crap, I just stumbled upon this recipe... I cannot wait to give it try!