Make It Healthy: Cauliflower Fried "Rice" / by Anthony Michael Contrino

Well, it's a new year and you know what that means.  Diet time.  I, like everyone else, am trying to eat healthier, but I refuse to live off salad and grilled chicken.  Throughout the year I will be sharing some recipes that are under 400 calories.  (Don't worry, the treat-yo-self stuff is coming, too!)  I'm sure this isn't the first cauliflower fried rice you've seen, but it's my version - and it's delicious.  While I've included the nutritional information below, keep in mind that I'm no nutritionist.  I used an app to calculate the calories, so hopefully they are accurate.  I sure hope they are; I logged them in my diary!

Cauliflower Fried "Rice"

Serves 1 *

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

3/4 cup red onion, chopped

3/4 cup carrot, chopped

2 large cloves garlic, minced

1 large egg

1/3 cup edamame beans, cooked and removed from pod

10 ounces riced cauliflower

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 cups baby spinach, chopped

In a wok or large high-sided skillet, warm the oil over medium-high heat.  Add the onion and carrots and sautè until they begin to caramelize, about 4 minutes.  Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.  Using a wooden spoon, create a well in the center of the wok.  Add the egg and scramble with the spoon.  Mix the egg into the vegetables and stir until the egg is fully cooked.  Add the edamame and cauliflower.  Toss to combine.  Add the soy sauce; stir to combine.  Add the spinach and cook until it wilts, about 2 minutes.  Serve immediately. 

*The nutritional information provided is based on 1 serving, but it can definitely be divided into two, as it's a lot of food!

Calories / 396

Protein / 19g

Carbohydrates / 40g

Sugar / 17g

Fat / 19g

Fiber / 13g

Good source of Potassium, Vitamins A and C.