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Stir fried “rice”…

I get so excited when I find something new I love and after eating this for lunch the past few days, I think I love it even more now. I hope you will too! Growing up going to Chinese food restaurants, I use to love stir fried rice (who didn’t?), so this was a real treat for me. My friend Jenn shared this recipe with me from which is a beautiful paleo blog. Anyway, I made a few adjustments, and it was a little work with a few more directions than normal, but not hard at all, and well worth it! It’s great as a meal, side or whatever. Next time I might try to add some chicken. Mix it up and use whatever your family enjoys!

Here’s what you need:

  • 1  head of cauliflower, separated in florets
  • 1 can water chestnuts, slivered (optional)
  • 3 slices of uncured bacon, cut into small dice (I used Trader Joe’s no nitrate)
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 pack 8 oz mushrooms, chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1-2 tbsp kerrygold butter
  • 1-2 tablespoons of coconut aminos or Tamari gluten free soy (both at Whole foods)
  • 1 tsp celtic salt
  • dash of ground black pepper
  • Splash of coconut or rice wine vinegar (optional)

Hereโ€™s how I made it:

I cooked the bacon and then set it aside.  Then scramble 3 eggs, omlete style so it’s easy to cut, and set aside.

Now, cut up the carrots, small onion, scallions, and cilantro and set aside.

Next, cut the cauliflower into chunks and then blend in the food processor until it resembles rice.

Now that the eggs and bacon have cooled off, go back and cut them into small pieces and set aside again.

Last step in the prep is to grate the ginger. I keep mine in the freezer since it’s keeps so well and makes it easy to use. I’ll just use a knife and sort of shave the garlic until I have what I need. Fresh garlic add such an amazing flavor.

Now you’re ready to mix it all together…

Get a large pan and turn in on med high. Add some butter, mushrooms and let cook for 5 minutes. Then add in onions and carrots and let cook another 5 or until they start to get soft. Now add in all the rest of the ingredients except for the bacon and eggs. Let the cauliflower get soft but not too soft. Keep stirring it all together. Lastly, add in the cut up bacon and egg, and enjoy!

For garnish, you’re just going to have to trust me on this one but it made the dish, I promise! I had some homemade guacamole (avacado, cilantro, lime and salt) around and topped it with that. It was awesome!

Let me know what you think!


  • Jenn Godfrey - The avocado really does make it extra good! But why does yours look so much better than mine??!ReplyCancel

    • landriav - If it’s any consolation, I thought yours actually tasted better than mine. Maybe because I didn’t cook it??ReplyCancel

  • erin - my husband and i both enjoyed this…topped it with chicken and frozen stir fry veges!ReplyCancel

    • landriav - Oh Erin, I need to try that next time, So glad y’all like it!!! Thanks for posting! ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • tutti - i’m making this tonight and i’m adding some zucchini “noodles” to the mix. thanks!ReplyCancel

    • landriav - Oh good idea! Let me know how it turns out! I’ve been craving it so need to make it again soon. I need to try it with the zucchini. Thanks for posting Tutti!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad to “see you” here!ReplyCancel

  • Wilson - Yum! This was absolutely delicious. ( : I did most of the veggies in the cuisinart so the kids couldn’t really tell what they were eating. I will definitely make again. The guacamole & lime gives it just the right kick!!ReplyCancel

    • landriav - That’s so great to hear Wilson!! I’m so happy y’all loved it. ๐Ÿ™‚ It is good, isn’t it? I’ve been craving this and need to make it this week!ReplyCancel

    • landriav - Oh I love hearing that Wilson!! What a great idea. Thanks for posting!!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah - We love this dish…ate it again tonight. It’s Olivia’s favorite.ReplyCancel

    • landriav - Awesome Hannah!! Love that your daughter loves it too! I just made it again last week too. I am still loving it. Hope to see you at the pool tomorrow. ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • michelle - it was delicious! i added a little yellow pepper when it was almost finished for a little extra color and crunch. thanks for posting!ReplyCancel

    • landriav - Yum that sounds good Michelle!! So glad you liked it! ๐Ÿ™‚ReplyCancel

  • karle - Wow this was amazing! I added zucchini and squash. SoOOoOOOOooo good! Thanks!ReplyCancel

    • landriav - Awesome Karle!! So glad you liked it!!!ReplyCancel

  • amanda fraraccio - yum, yum, yum; fantastic and easy dish. where can I find rice wine vinegar?ReplyCancel

    • landriav - Hey Amanada! You can get it at Whole Foods. Publix may have some too.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Schiess - I can’t tell you enough how much both my husband and 2 year old love this!! We add chicken it just the best flavors:) Thank you so much for all you do!!ReplyCancel

    • landriav - SO great to hear Michelle!!! Thank you so much for your notes of encouragement!ReplyCancel

  • Ania - Beautiful meal! Loved it!ReplyCancel

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