Saturday, October 4, 2014

Cauliflower Stir Fry with Peanut Sauce

I was a little skeptical when I tried making this recipe today.  I'm trying to cut back on carbs and eat more vegetables, and I read somewhere that cauliflower can be used in place of rice or to make a pizza crust, etc.  So, I found a "fried rice" recipe that substituted cauliflower for rice and decided to give it a try.

The Results: We really liked it! Now, I did some tweaking of my own to the recipe to make it a little more tasty for us, so that's why I'm posting it here so I won't forget what I did.  I was amazed at how much the cauliflower looked and even tasted like rice.  What a healthy alternative to incorporate more veggies into your diet without even realizing it! Hope you enjoy it as much as our family did!

Cauliflower Stir Fry


  • 1 pound ground turkey (ground beef or chicken would work, or leave it out completely)
  • 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce (omit this if gf or using something in its place)
  • 1 Tbsp Sherry
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 large head of Cauliflower, cut in small chunks
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1 cup carrots, cut into small chunks
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil or butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice

Peanut Sauce:

  • 1-2 Tbsp. peanut butter (depending on how pea-nutty you want it)
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk (regular milk will work)
  • 1/2 squeezed lemon
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar


  • Stir together sherry, soy sauce, minced garlic, cumin and ground turkey and set aside.
  • Place cauliflower in food processor or blender and pulse for one second a few times.  You just want the consistency to be like that of rice, so don't blend it or it will get mushy.  Set aside.
  • Cook peas and carrots on stove until tender and drain.
  • Melt 1 Tbsp. coconut oil in skillet on medium heat and add ground turkey.  Cook all the way through and set aside.
  • Using the same skillet, melt 1 Tbsp of coconut oil and place cauliflower in skillet and brown.  Add orange juice.
  • Make a well in center of skillet and add egg and scramble.  Once it is scrambled, toss with cauliflower.
  • Add peas and carrots and turkey.
  • In microwave safe bowl, mix your sauce ingredients and microwave for 30-45 seconds.  Whisk sauce and pour on top of stir fry.
  • Serve immediately.

Original recipe came from here.

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