Cauliflower Fried Rice

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Prep time:

10 mins

Cook time:

15 mins

Total time:

25 mins

Serves:

3-4


Ingredients

2 free range chicken thighs, cut into small pieces

1 head cauliflower (approx. 475 g), cut into florets

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 head broccoli, chopped into small florets

1 red capsicum, diced

1 large garlic clove, minced

cube fresh ginger, grated

1 leek, chopped finely

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 tablespoon tamari

1 teaspoon fresh chili

1 cup raw cashews

Method

  1. Pulse the cauliflower in a food processor until it resembles rice. Transfer to a tea towel and gently squeeze out any moisture. When done put into a bowl.
  2. Place a pan over medium heat, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and chicken pieces. Heat until cooked through and transfer chicken to a bowl.
  3. Keep the pan on and add 2 tablespoons olive oil. Combine the broccoli, capsicum, garlic, ginger, leek, sesame oil, tamari and fresh chili. Stir ingredients around to coat them in the sauces. Cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add in cauliflower rice to pan, mixing ingredients thoroughly. Cover the pan with a lid, lower the heat and cook until the cauliflower rice is tender (around 5 minutes). Taste and add more tamari if needed. Add chicken back to the pan along with the cashews, mix through.
  5. Serve immediately.

You are tasked with making dinner for the flat, it has to be budget friendly (you don't want to spend your weekend Rosé fund on your flatties, do you?), it has to be simple, ingredients that you possibly have a home, someone is coeliac so dinner can't contain gluten and another flat mate just got back from a stint in Sydney's eastern beaches and has embraced the Paleo-dairy-free lifestyle like all good Bondi hipsters do, so hold the cheese! If that sounds like your household, this is the recipe for you.  Oozing flavour, enough protein to keep you satiated and loads of vegetables.  As this recipe is cost effective, double the ingredients and you have lunch sorted for a week.  This also freezes well so it's perfect for those days when you are pressed for time and don't want to end up in the McDonald's drive thru.  Hope you love this recipe as much as I do! Jx

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