Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Chinese "Fried Rice"

We have enjoyed reading a book called, FIT2FAT2FIT
by Drew Manning and within this book are some amazingly delicious and clean recipes. Also, it's a book that describes Drew Manning's experience of being a fit, very lean trainer, to overweight and unhealthy, back to being fit again. It's quite an amazing story! Great book Drew!

We decided to try out some of the recipes from his book.
This one was a HIT! It honestly tasted like an indulgent and rich Chinese dish.
But, YOU be the judge.... I think it was a spectacular knock off dish.

Chinese "Fried Rice"
10 ounces fresh cauliflower (about 1/2 medium head)
cooking oil, (we used coconut oil)
3 green onions, sliced (and roughly separated into green and white)
1 clove garlic, minced
dash of ginger, optional
3 Tbsp. soy sauce
Few drops of sesame oil, to taste
16oz. raw chicken, cut into 1 in. pieces
3 eggs beaten

(makes 4 to 6 servings)
Grate the cauliflower using either the largest holes on a hand grater or the grating blade in a food processor. The results should resemble cooked white rice--hence the recipe's name.
Weigh out 10 ounces of the grated cauliflower.
On medium high heat, heat enough oil to cover the wok or skillet.
Quickly stir fry the garlic and the WHITES of the onions. (Watch closely so as NOT to burn)
Add the cauliflower; fry about 4-5 minutes, stirring constantly, until it begins to color a bit. (Don't overcook or it will get mushy)
Stir in the Ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, onion greens and shrimp. Stir fry chicken until cooked through.
Push the "rice" mixture to one side of the wok.
Pour the eggs into the other side; scramble and cook until moist.
Mix the eggs into the "rice", breaking up any large chunks of egg.

Tip: This dish stores and reheats well.

Recipe courtesy of: FIT2FAT2FIT by Drew Manning p.140 (but we changed the protein to chicken, the original recipe calls for shrimp)

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