How to Make Cauliflower Rice, Hawaiian Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe

Jan 12 2016
With this small ingredient change, you'll see a big result: much lower calorie counts on traditionally carb-heavy recipes! We've got the lowdown on how to make cauliflower rice, plus a brand-new healthy recipe that'll rock your face off...

Cauliflower Rice 101

Why cauliflower?

The mild white veggie is the perfect swap for starchy carbs like -- you guessed it -- rice. A cup of cooked rice has around 200 calories and 40g carbs, with only about 4g protein and almost no fiber (SmartPoints® value 6*). Lame. You could have TWO cups of cauliflower rice for only about 60 calories and 13g carbs, plus 5g protein and 6g fiber (SmartPoints® value 0*). We think the choice is clear...

How to make it:

Pulse roughly chopped cauliflower in a blender until reduced to rice-sized pieces. You may need to stop and stir occasionally in order to finish the job; rearrange the cauliflower in the blender, and then resume blending. Lightly cook in a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray until softened. That's it!
Hungry Girl's Healthy Hawaiian Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe

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1/4th of recipe (about 2 cups): 300 calories, 6.5g total fat (1g sat fat), 716mg sodium, 26g carbs, 6g fiber, 13g sugars, 34g protein

SmartPoints®
value 4*

Ready to put your newfound knowledge into action? You won't believe how good this dish tastes...

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

1 lb. raw boneless skinless chicken breast, pounded to an even thickness

1/4 tsp. each salt and black pepper

5 cups roughly chopped cauliflower (about 1 medium head)

1/2 cup (about 4 large) egg whites or fat-free liquid egg substitute

2 cups frozen Asian-style stir-fry vegetables

1 cup bean sprouts

3/4 cup chopped onion

1 tbsp. sesame oil

1 tsp. chopped garlic

1/2 cup chopped pineapple

1/2 cup canned water chestnuts, drained and chopped

1/4 cup thick teriyaki marinade or sauce

1/4 cup chopped scallions

Optional seasonings: additional salt and black pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

Season chicken with salt and pepper, and lay it on the baking sheet.

Bake until cooked through, about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, pulse cauliflower in a blender until reduced to rice-sized pieces, working in batches as needed. Transfer to a medium-large bowl.

Chop cooked chicken into bite-sized pieces. Transfer to a large bowl, and cover to keep warm.

Bring an extra-large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Scramble egg whites/substitute until fully cooked, 3 - 4 minutes, breaking it up into bite-sized pieces. Transfer to the large bowl with the chicken, and re-cover to keep warm.

Remove skillet from heat; clean if needed. Re-spray, and bring to medium-high heat. Add stir-fry veggies, and 1/4 cup water. Cover and cook for 3 minutes, or until thawed.

Add cauliflower rice, bean sprouts, onion, sesame oil, and garlic. Cook and stir until veggies have mostly softened, 6 - 8 minutes.

Add scrambled egg whites/substitute, chicken, pineapple, water chestnuts, and teriyaki sauce. Cook and stir until hot and well mixed, about 2 minutes.

Top with scallions.

MAKES 4 SERVINGS

Clean & Hungry Tip: Into clean eating? In this recipe, use fresh egg whites and a natural teriyaki sauce sweetened with cane sugar or agave nectar… OrganicVille makes some great ones!

Chew on this:

Today's January 12th, National Curried Chicken Day. Is it time for our Curried Away Chicken Salad? It sure is.

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