Missing your favorite rice dishes in your weight-loss program? Cauliflower could be the answer!

Missing your favorite rice dishes in your weight-loss program? Cauliflower could be the answer!

This cruciferous vegetable, when finely chopped, has a texture similar to rice with a great, mild flavor. Cauliflower is a good source of the antioxidant, vitamin C, as well as folate. It can be used uncooked in a cold dish, or it can be steamed or sautéed for hot dishes, as seen in this pork stir-fry recipe. A food processor is helpful, but not essential in creating your delicious cauliflower rice dishes. Stay tuned for more cauliflower rice recipes.

Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry

Metabolic Reset Lunch Recipe

Serves: 1

Carbohydrates: 10 grams

Protein: 1 Portion

 

Ingredients:

30 grams frozen peas (4 CHO)

½ cup water

2 tsp sesame oil, divided

60 grams cubed pork loin

20 grams green onion, sliced (1 CHO)

50 grams carrot, cubed (2 CHO)

1 small clove garlic, minced (0.5 CHO)

50 grams shredded cauliflower (2.5 CHO)

1 tablespoons soy sauce

 

Directions:

1. Stir peas and water together in a saucepan; bring to a boil, reduce heat to

medium-low, and cook and stir until peas are tender and heated through (5

minutes). Drain and discard water. Set peas aside for later.

2. Heat 1 tsp sesame oil in wok or deep pan over medium-high heat. Cook and

stir pork in hot oil until lightly browned on all sides and cooked through (7-10

minutes). Transfer meat to a plate.

3. Heat 1 tsp sesame oil in the wok or pan. Sautee green onions, carrots, and

garlic in hot oil until slightly softened (5 minutes). Add cauliflower; cook and stir

until cauliflower has a tender, yet firm feel (5 minutes).

4. Stir pork, peas and soy sauce into cauliflower mixture and stir-fry until mixture

is hot and slightly browned (3-5 minutes).

 

*Recipe adapted by Metabolic Reset Intern, Leigh Osborne, from John Melinte’s version found at http://allrecipes.com/recipe/cauliflower-fried-rice/


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