July 28, 2020

Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice

Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice

A great dish, easy to make, not too messy, and a unique flavor


In this episode I share a new episode. I picked this one basically because I have eaten most of the ingredients. It's shrimp with a Chinese tint to it. 

Make your own takeout but swap the white rice for riced cauliflower! This fried “rice” dish is packed with pea pods and carrots for color and water chestnuts for crunch. Plus, shrimp is a quick cooking protein when time is of the essence. Finish each dish with thinly sliced green onion and a sprinkle of sesame seeds for restaurant-style presentation.

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Testing the New Shrimp Cauliflower Dish

I had to be sesame oil (which isn't cheap) and shrimp (also not cheap), and the rest I could find in the produce section (so dicing the garlic and ginger were done).

I bought carrot sticks and just broke them up. Super easy meal prep. You mix the sesame oil and garlic and (more or less) end up cooking everything in it. 

In the DUH! department, upon first eating it - it didn't taste like anything else I had ever eaten. Maybe because I had never eaten this dish...

It didn't take long to cook, and didn't create much of a mess. I bought frozen cauliflower rice (which was about $2 cheaper than the nonfrozen). 

 

I Think There is An Easier Way

I think if I make this again, instead of buying the carrots and peas you can buy frozen cauliflower rice and peas already in it. I might mix in some sesame oil after cooking the rice in the microwave. 

Then cook the egg in the sesame oil and add the salt and pepper. The other thing I would do (as I live alone) is I might not use the full bag of shrimp. It makes a LOT with the rice, veggies, and shrimp.

If I cook this again I'm going to buy the rice with the veggies in it, and only use whatever I feel is "one serving of shrimp." I ate this meal the next day for lunch and the shrimp had turned somewhat gray, and I felt like I was pressing my luck. By only mixing in one serving of shrimp, I lower the cost, and enable myself to eat it again without the worry. If you're feeding more than one, you won't have this issue. 

I feel I could've fed about four people with the full bad of shrimp, cauliflower, veggies, and veggies. The dish also has some "Zip" to it due to the pepper I believe so I might cut back on that as well (if you don't like too much zip in your meal).

All in all I liked this dish. It was easy to make, not too messy, and pretty filling. 

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