This faux egg fried “rice” dish is such a good way to sneak some cauliflower into your meals while at the same time reducing your intake of white rice/refined white carbs in favour of a higher fibre option.
The spices, creamy avocado and eggs really add flavour to this dish so don’t worry about any weird cauliflower taste (because let’s face it who likes bland cauliflower?), honestly, this is one of my favourite ways to consume cauli (and it’s one of my most hated veg!)
Cauli haters just try this dish ONCE just to see how tasty it can be, then thank me after lol!
I cannot stress enough how important the spices are here, plus a good hot sauce really lifts it, don’t leave them out, especially the ginger as it’s what adds flavour, the tamari/soy sauce adds lovely salty umami flavours too so I urge you to follow the recipe closely as if you don’t it’s basically plain cauliflower. The avocado really compliments this well too and bulks out the meal so please also have a ripe one handy if you plan to make this.
Recipe (serves 2)
-1/2 a large head of cauliflower-riced (use a food processor/grater)*
-1 medium avocado
-4 free range eggs
-2 rings of chopped red onion**
-1 Tbsp tamari/soy sauce (use coconut aminos for soy free option)
-1/2 tsp ginger powder (can also use fresh grated ginger)
-sprinkling of chilli flakes and some hot sauce
-oil for frying
optional: 1 clove minced garlic, sliced baby tomatoes
*For a cheat, you can use frozen pre riced cauli, l like The Green Isle brand
**If you don’t digest onion well you can switch it for spring onions/shallots
1- Using a course grater or food processor rice the cauliflower into really small bits (or microwave cheat version for 90 secs)
2- Heat some oil in a pan and begin frying off the chopped onion until they soften slightly then add the tamari/soy sauce, hot sauce and ginger powder (and garlic if using) and give it a quick stir
3- Add in the cauli “rice” and stir again making sure it’s all combined, allow this to cook for another 3-4 mins with the occasional stir
4- Crack the eggs into the pan stirring thoroughly to combine then every few seconds until the eggs have cooked through
5- Serve up then top with sliced avocado, chilli flakes and a dash of your favourite hot sauce for a kick!