Seafood Cauliflower fried rice should be on every weight watcher’s menu and I’ll tell you why. Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable low in carbohydrates, low in calories and provides 80% of our daily vitamin C and 20% of vitamin K needs, some vitamin B6, folate and smaller amounts of iron, calcium, and magnesium. Check out this quick nutritional breakdown for cauliflower below.
|Basic macronutrients and calories in 1 cup, cooked|
If you are on a low-carb diet like the Keto diet or SUPA, this is one food you must always have on your list. When grated and steamed, it makes a delicious alternative to rice. I even use it to make Jollof or fried rice. Comparing between cauliflower and normal fried rice, cauliflower will win for anyone who wants to lose weight. But in terms of taste, fried rice is unbeatable.
Admittedly, cauliflower fried rice or Jollof/jelloff doesn’t taste the same as or have the chewy consistency of fried or jollof rice (Jollof beat am hands down) BUT, it sure tastes good and serves the purpose of losing weight. So it is definitely worth giving a try. All you need is your regular fried or jollof rice ingredients and a little love for fragile cauliflower. If you give it some TLC, you will enjoy it.
Warning!!!! Be careful not to overcook it, as overcooking will cause it to lose its color, diminish its taste, and will cause the loss of many valuable nutrients.
This my seafood cauliflower fried rice recipe for the win. It is really easy to make and taste great too. For this recipe, I used fresh jumbo (huge) prawns and my favorite ingredients for healthy fried rice. Have you tried cauliflower fried rice already? How did you make it, any tips you would like to share? Please feed me below. Would love to hear from you.
Ready to cook? Let’s do this!!!
- 1/2 head cauliflower
- 2 handful jumbo prawns, fresh
- 1 green bell pepper
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1/2 onion
- 1 tsp. thyme
- 1 tsp. curry powder
- 1 tsp. white pepper
- 2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 scotch bonnet pepper (optional)
- 4 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- Bouillon seasoning cube
- Sea salt to taste
- Season prawns with thyme, white pepper, curry and bouillon cube and set aside.
- Grate or chop your cauliflower into rice-like grains. Then sprinkle some salt and steam in a steamer for a minute. Drain excess water. If you omitt this step, your fried rice will be watery.
- In a pan, heat oil in a pan, glaze onions, add prawns and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add veggies and the rest of the ingredients, stir-fry for 2 more minutes and then add the cauliflower.
- Stir-fry for 2 more minutes and serve hot.
- You can use any sea food of choice, beef or poultry or just go vegetarian and omitt meat.