Oh, the hecticness of the this past weekend. And it’s not as if this week was going to get any better.
So. Much. To. Study.
And so little time to cook, photograph, write and read blogs… Aaah, I’m so upset now. I really miss blogging!
I’d like to apologize for the fact that I haven’t been replying to my lovely readers these days. I’ll try to catch up on it as soon as thinks get calmer around here, ok? Ok.
Meanwhile, a quick and healthy dinner like this one is all I can offer to you. But oh yes, this one is so tasty that it might be worth the fact that I’ve been (and I’ll probably will) MIA for the last days.
If you like tasty dinners that you can put together in minutes and are friendly to your waistline, look no further: this one is for you! This version of the traditional fried rice is much better for your health than the real thing. And do I dare say tastier too?
I’m not saying that cauliflower looks and tastes 100% like rice, but it’s just as delicious as it, if not more. Actually, my brothers didn’t realize it wasn’t white rice, and that’s a lot to say since they’re such picky eaters.
In order to make it even healthier, I also cut down on the amount of oil, and I used heart-healthy olive oil instead of that hideous vegetable oil.
Throw in some more veggies, a little bit of protein and a pinch of soy/tamari sauce, and you’re good to go. Dinner in less than 30 minutes, a busy student’s favorite kind of dinner… and I’m sure it’s yours too, right?
- 1 head of cauliflower
- 150 grams peas
- 100 grams corn
- 1 carrot
- 1/2 a red bell pepper
- 1 onion
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 180 grams cubed ham
- 250 grams shrimp
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons tamari sauce (or soy sauce)
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (divided)
- Chop cauliflower in a food processor until it resembles rice. If your food processor isn't very big, you may want to do this in batches, or else the cauliflower will be chopped too small.
- Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan and when it's hot, add onion, garlic, peas, chopped carrot, peppers, shrimp, ham and corn and sautee until all of it is cooked to your preference.
- Add the cauliflower, the remaining tablespoon of oil and the soy/tamari sauce and sautee for 5 minutes more. Add salt and pepper to your liking.
- Make an omelette out of the egg (or scramble it if you prefer), cut it into pieces and add it to the rice.
- If you're using frozen shrimp, sautee them before the veggies or it release lots of water in the pan!
- This reheats like wonders.
- This recipe is gluten free, low carb and paleo if you avoid the corn and tamari sauce.
If any of you guys is curious, I’ll tell you that my race didn’t go as well as expected. I don’t think I can write a race recap due to lack of time, but, if you want to hear more or something, don’t hesitate to email me. I’m always willing to have a chat!
I hope you guys have a better week than mine!