Okay, this healthy cauliflower fried rice recipe with shrimp is one for the books.
I had to see what everyone was talking about! Cauliflower has been a hot ingredient this past year and I had to know if cauliflower fried rice really tastes as good as they say. Full disclosure: I don’t like plain raw cauliflower so I was very hesitant. I love this healthy cauliflower fried rice recipe because it can be a great side dish or an entree. It’s easy, full of veggies and you can add a variety of lean proteins. And not to mention, it really does taste like the real thing! The cauliflower upgrades the dish from a regular stir-fry.
Pro Tips: Highly recommend adding in regular white rice and combing with cauliflower rice to make it more satisfying and better texture.
When I am in a hurry I use microwave jasmine rice.
I prefer to buy the bagged riced cauliflower, it saves time and messy cleanup.
If you haven’t tried fish sauce, it really does complete the recipe! I used extra. Just don’t smell it.
Healthy Cauliflower Fried Rice Nutrition Info:
Cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B6. It’s also low calorie, providing about 14 calories per 1/2 cup. Great low carb option!
Shrimp: Protein-rich and 4 ounces of shrimp provides over 100% of the Daily Value for selenium, over 75% for vitamin B12, over 50% for phosphorous, and over 30% for choline, copper, and iodine.
Selenium is an important antioxidant that helps fight damaging particles called free radicals, which damage cell membranes and DNA. Another antioxidant, called astaxanthin, provides the primary color pigment in shrimp, has been shown to help reduce inflammation, a known trigger of aging and disease.
Ready to some other healthy asian dishes?! Try my coconut red curry or tofu lettuce wraps next!