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Foodnista Soul Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe

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Spontaneous Ideas

An idea sparked this week while I was at the grocery store. I saw a bag of cauliflower rice staring at me. I instantly thought of making cauliflower fried rice. I picked up a bag and made the dish that evening. It was so yummy! Let’s get to the recipe.

Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe

Yields: 3-4 servings

  • 6 tablespoons (total) organic extra virgin olive oil (set aside 3 and 3)
  • 2 organic, cage-free large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup organic scallions, chopped
  • 5 organic garlic cloves, peeled, minced
  • ½ organic onion, peeled, medium diced
  • 1 drop of CPTG® dōTERRA® ginger essential oil OR 1 tablespoon of fresh organic ginger, peeled, minced
  • 1 pound organic cauliflower rice
  • 1 cup organic snow peas
  • 1 cup organic carrot chips
  • 1 cup organic firm tofu, large diced
  • 4 tablespoons organic soy sauce
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of organic raw cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • Kosher salt and organic black pepper, as needed
  • Garlic salt, as needed
  • Scallions, for garnishing

Kitchen Equipment

  • Mixing bowls/cups/spoons for mise en place ingredients
  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Cutting board
  • Chef knife
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Colander
  • Saucepot
  • Wooden spoon
  • Bowls
  • Spoons
  • Forks

Cooking Instructions

  1. Sanitize the kitchen (sink, faucets, countertops, stovetop/oven, cupboard handles, smart devices, computer, etc.).
  2. Rinse scallions and chop.
  3. Peel and mince garlic.
  4. Peel and dice onions.
  5. Peel and mince ginger (if using fresh).
  6. Mise en place ingredients.
  7. Add 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil over medium heat in a medium-sized sauce pot.
  8. Add eggs with a dash of seasoning and scramble until the eggs are cooked.
  9. Transfer eggs to a bowl and set aside.
  10. Clean the pot or use another.
  11. Add 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil over medium heat.
  12. Add onions, garlic, and ginger (or one drop of ginger essential oil).
  13. Sweat the ingredients until they are soft but not browned.
  14. Add the cauliflower rice, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, sugar, and seasonings.
  15. Mix the ingredients often for about 5-10 minutes.
  16. Add the peas and carrots.
  17. Cook until they are soft.
  18. Add the rice vinegar, sesame oil, scallions, and eggs.
  19. Taste the dish and add more seasoning if needed.
  20. Serve immediately.

Cooking with Ginger Essential Oil (EO)

Ginger is a featured ingredient in many Asian dishes. It has a hot, fragrant, spiced flavor. This oil can be a substitute for ginger root. I would not advise using both in the same dish, as the root and the oil are very potent. 

In the Western tradition, ginger is used in desserts, such as gingerbread and ginger snaps. 

The internal benefits of ginger EO are best known as a digestive aid and for helping to ease occasional indigestion and nausea. Ginger essential oil can also be applied topically or diffused aromatically.

In a previous post, I discussed how some EOs are considered “warm” oils, and if applied topically, they should be diluted with a carrier oil. Ginger EO is one of those oils. Please use it with caution.

Happy cooking,

FS x

References

dōTERRA (2023). Ginger oil uses and benefits: Essential oil spotlight. Retrieved from: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/blog/spotlight-ginger-oil

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