Two a Healthy Life

One couple on a mission to become healthy

Faux Rice and Stir-Fry


Nathaniel’s Calorie Counter ap (by FatSecret) on his smart phone gives him healthy recipe suggestions and the other day it suggested making rice with a cauliflower.

The process is very simple:

  1. Grate the cauliflower with a regular cheese grater
  2. Place grated cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl
  3. Microwave till done checking every few minutes  (we microwaved it for about 6 minutes)
  4. Serve!

To go with our faux rice we stir-fried mushrooms, onions, baby corns, zucchini, water chestnuts, green beans and tofu. We only ended up eating half of it but altogether it was 756 calories and 13g of fat because we used a store bought stir-fry sauce.

Per serving: 189 cal., 3.1g fat

AND it was delicious!

Author: Alex Washburn

I am a photo editor living in California.

4 thoughts on “Faux Rice and Stir-Fry

  1. thanks a lot! this is great! i love cauliflower. i knew it tasted like potatoes when lightly steamed, but didn’t know it could taste like rice. any ideas for someone without a microwave?

    • Birdy – Microwaving is really to get the moisture out of the cauliflower (and of course to cook it). The granules it breaks down into after the grating are so small you could easily eat it raw but I would suggest adding a little oil or pam to a skillet and cooking it that way. You could probably skip the oil as long as it was a low heat and a non-stick pan.

      Another idea is spreading out the granules on a baking sheet and cooking it at a low temperature.

      Let us know how it turns out!

  2. Also a general note on the rice recipe, you should not use this as a substitute for rice in any recipe where the rice is meant to soak up additional moisture (think risotto as an extreme example) as you will end up with a soggy mess. Happy Eats!!

  3. this is a cool idea i always like to fing new ways to sneak vegies into meals.

Leave a Reply to AlexWashburn Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s