Stir Fry to Keep You Sexy!

 

You’ll need…

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon garlic
One head cauliflower
Broccoli (steamed or cut into small pieces)
One large onion – cut into big pieces
Reg green yellow orange peppers -cut into long pieces
Bean sprouts
* any other veggies you like
Soy sauce
Red pepper flakes
Toasted sesame seeds

 

This is a great idea for meatless Monday but I wanted to get this post up in case anyone is going grocery shopping today. I love stir fry but all of that rice leaves me bloated and just adds calories that do nothing for you. So my favorite thing to do now is to use cauliflower that is ground up in a food processor.  It’s rice for low-carb people!

A couple of people have asked about this recipe and I will do my best to describe how I make it. It’s kind of something I do a little differently each time so feel free to go with your gut as you make it.The only way to mess it up is by letting it get too much liquid in it. This recipe takes about 12-15 minutes on the stove, depending on how well you like your veggies cooked.

I usually use about one head of cauliflower cut into florets.  But you can adjust that depending on how much you need.  Some recipes will say to soften it in the microwave before you grind it up but I think that makes it too mushy, especially for this dish.
Fill your processor with cauliflower and pulse it until it has a rice consistency. You can see the consistency of it in the picture. It is better to do this slowly. Do not turn on the processor and just let it go on its own.  This can quickly turn from rice consistency to a mashed potato consistency if you’re not careful! There are some good videos that demonstrate how to do this online.  Once it is done just set it aside.

 

In in a nonstick pan heat up some olive oil and garlic. After a minute add  peppers.  I like to use multiple colors because it looks pretty and it tastes better. Peppers take the longest to cook so put them in first and let them cook for a few minutes by themselves. I also like to add broccoli that I already steamed ahead of time (love those microwave steam bags!). Throw in your onions and beans sprouts and any other vegetables you like as well.  Coat veggies with soy sauce. Place a piece of foil over the pan to help the vegetables get a little softer but watch closely as you don’t want them to lose their crunch.

 

 

I also like to add some red pepper flakes which is something you can adjust to your own taste.  Once your vegetables are almost finished you can fold in the cauliflower rice and cook uncovered for another couple minutes.  At this point you can also add more soy sauce so that everything is evenly coated.  You have to be careful with this because the caulilower can easily turn soggy if you have too much liquid.  So just add it in slowly, with enough to absorb into the food but not so much that it’s just sitting in the pan. Once everything is mixed and hot you’re done.

 

Place in a bowl and there you have dinner! I love to sprinkle mine with toasted sesame seeds which you can usually find at your grocery store. You can eat two big bowls of this and still put on your jeans tomorrow morning 🙂