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How to Make Cauliflower Fried Rice

Skeptical about trying cauliflower fried rice? I certainly was. I’ve tried spaghetti squash, which supposedly tastes just like real spaghetti, but I was left feeling rather confused – really, spaghetti? Well, I assumed cauliflower rice would follow in the same vain, but I am so happy to report that I was wrong – it’s amazing! The texture is shockingly similar to couscous or even short grain rice and truthfully, it’s easier for me than cooking actual rice!

How to Make Cauliflower Fried Rice

How to Make Cauliflower Fried Rice – Ingredient List

For the rice:
1 head of cauliflower
1/2 cup frozen peas

For the dressing:
1 clove garlic {minced}
1 tsp peeled/chopped fresh ginger
1 tsp chopped green onion
1 tsp rice wine vinegar
1 tsp low sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp honey
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

How to Make Cauliflower Fried Rice

The first step to making cauliflower fried rice is to cut the head of cauliflower, first into quarters then into small florets. I use a Vitamix blender to finely chop the cauliflower, so I cut the florets pretty small {smaller than in the photo above}. I pulse about 1/2 cup of cauliflower florets at a time to avoid clogging the blender since there is no liquid added; it’s normally done in about 4 batches. Also, I’ve found a fork to be the best tool for removing stubborn cauliflower from around the blade.

How to Make Cauliflower Fried Rice

Once the cauliflower is completely pulsed, with a rice-like consistency, it’s time to make the dressing. After cleaning out the blender, I mince both the garlic and ginger, chop the green onion {on a cutting board} and throw everything except the olive oil back in. Next, blend all the ingredients while streaming in the olive oil.

How to Make Cauliflower Fried Rice

Heat the “rice” in a deep sauté pan, on medium-high heat. Pour the dressing over the rice, add the frozen peas and stir occasionally until the cauliflower is light golden brown, approximately 10-12 minutes.

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How to Make Cauliflower Fried Rice

Bon appétit!
Anna

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Healthy Carrot Zucchini Apple Muffins

I am always on the lookout for new muffin recipes, one of my favorite breakfast items and the perfect portable toddler snack. I’ve written about this before on the blog, muffins can be deceptively healthy-looking but loaded with fat and sugar – don’t be fooled by the added fruits and vegetables. I previously created a recipe for Zucchini Apple muffins, and now I’m back from the test kitchen with Healthy Carrot Zucchini Apple muffins – an entirely new and fresh recipe. Oh, and my fiercest food critic, my two-year-old daughter, loves them.

Healthy Carrot Zucchini Apple Muffins

Healthy Carrot Zucchini Apple Muffins – Ingredient List

1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
1/2 cup organic cane sugar
1/4 tsp kosher salt
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup milk {2 %}
1 egg
1/3 cup coconut oil {or a coconut/canola oil blend}
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup shredded zucchini
1/2 cup shredded apple
1 tbsp coconut flakes

Healthy Carrot Zucchini Apple Muffins

I’ve seen a lot of carrot muffin recipes floating around the internet lately and was inspired to create a new spin on my go-to muffin recipe, Blueberry Oat Muffins.

I really enjoy baking with white whole wheat flour – it has essentially the same nutritional value as whole wheat flour, just with a lighter taste. For this particular recipe, I rotate between using a coconut and canola oil blend, and just plain coconut oil. The blend is easier because it doesn’t require melting and I think it produces a moister muffin. Additionally, if you don’t have white whole wheat flour, substitute that for 1 cup whole wheat with 1/2 cup all purpose flour – it won’t taste exactly the same of course, but it works. One last note, I’ve also made these muffins with just 1/3 cup sugar instead of 1/2 cup and while they taste totally fine, I’m sticking with 1/2 cup – I’m only mentioning it incase you are cutting back on sugar, you can modify this recipe to work!

Healthy Carrot Zucchini Apple Muffins

Healthy Carrot Zucchini Apple Muffins

Enjoy,
Anna

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