A delicious accompaniment to any meal, our cauliflower egg fried rice makes a perfect side dish that is loaded with flavour.
Cauliflower makes a great alternative to rice, making this dish grain free and lower in carbs. It is filled with vegetables such as broccoli, green string beans, carrots and onion, as well as healing spices like garlic and ginger.
This dish is also loaded with foods that are natural antihistamines, so if you suffer with seasonal allergies and hay fever this dish as well as consuming foods similar to the ones found in it, will help ease those sniffles. You can read more about this in our 16 Natural Antihistamine Foods (Plus Benefits!) Article.
The fun part about this dish is you can change up the ingredients to your specific needs. Asian greens, spinach and kale would also work really well.
When it comes to herbs we used fresh coriander, basil also works really well. A touch of lemongrass would also be delicious.
We made this dish a side, that will go well with almost any meal - a grass-fed steak, grilled chicken piece, or a delicious fillet of your favourite sustainable fish.
However, you can definitely serve this as a main dish. Simply add in your high-quality protein of choice, and serve with a side of crunchy salad greens (baby spinach leaves, crunchy mung bean sprouts, fresh coriander) or some slices of avocado.
Why is Coriander Beneficial?
Coriander is also known as Cilantro and ‘Dhaniya’ in the Indian Subcontinent. It has a beautiful fresh, aromatic flavour.
It is a great source of dietary fiber, manganese, iron and magnesium.
This fragrant herb is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K and protein and also contains smaller amounts of calcium, phosphorous, potassium, thiamin, niacin and carotene.
With a plant being so rich in nutrients you may wonder what are the benefits you get from consuming coriander?
Here are 4 benefits of Coriander:
- Treats Skin Problems - Coriander is known to have d , detoxifying, antiseptic, anti-fungal, and antioxidant properties. It is especially good in helping clear eczema, fungal infections and skin dryness. Using coriander oil is also known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.
- Treats Diarrhoea - Properties found in Coriander such as borneol and linalool are known to aid in digestion, proper functioning of the liver, and bonding of bowels, while also helping treat diarrhoea. A study showed that components like borneol have effects that can help in curing diarrhoea. Coriander is also really good at settling the stomach and can prevent nausea, vomiting, stomach disorders.
- Anti-Allergy - Research points to coriander having anti-histamine properties that are able to reduce seasonal allergies and hay fever. Coriander oil is even able to reduce the allergic reactions caused by plants, insects, and foods.
- Aids Digestive Health - Interestingly, the aroma of coriander helps to stimulate the secretion of digestive enzymes and juices in the stomach as well as the minerals contained in this herb also have stimulatory qualities. A study concluded that regularly adding coriander to your diet can in fact reduce dyspepsia.
As we can see, this much-loved herb that is predominately found in Asian and Indian cuisine is so much more than just an added flavour, it is loaded with some incredible benefits. We just touched on a few.
I have to admit, I LOVE coriander. Like a semi-obsessed kind of love. But interestingly as much as I love it some others LOATHE it.
This is due to genetic difference, with those who can not stand claiming it has a bitter soapy taste. Imagine that!
Coriander is just one aspect of this nutrient-rich meal. It is also a great source of fibre our to the cauliflower and broccoli. You can read more about these wonder vegetable in our '27 High Fibre, Low Carb Foods' article.
We hope you enjoy this Cauliflower Egg Fried Rice recipe.
There is nothing greater than a recipe that is loaded with goodness, that leaves you feeling great but also tastes delicious.
1 head of cauliflower chopped up and "riced" in a food processor (1½ cups chopped)
2 tablespoons sesame oil or coconut oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped
¼ cup carrots, chopped
¼ cup broccoli, chopped
¼ cup string beans, chopped (optional)
3 tablespoons coconut aminos
Himalayan salt and pepper, to taste
2 free range eggs
- Heat the oil in a large skillet on a medium/high heat.
- Saute onions, garlic and ginger until tender. Add carrots, broccoli, and string beans, and cook until soft.
- Add the riced cauliflower to the pan. Mix with vegetables and continue to saute until the cauliflower is cooked.
- Add approximately 2 tablespoons of coconut aminos and mix well.
- Slide the rice to one side of the pan and scramble the eggs on the other side of the pan.
- Once the egg is cooked, mix in with the rice and add additional seasoning to tase.
- Serve immediately.
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