Thai Peanut Cauliflower Fried Rice

That is a mouthful to say, right? But seriously. I hate cauliflower. I hate it so much. It is one of the only vegetables I won’t touch. So when I tell you I am suspicious of all these cauliflower replacement recipes, I mean it. Cauliflower mashed potatoes? Get that shit away from me. I was at Trader Joe’s awhile back and for whatever reason, when I am shopping in there…everything sounds good. Isn’t that weird? I picked up a bag of frozen riced cauliflower and then it sat in my fridge for a few months.

I was home with a sick Zoe Monday and Tuesday this week. Desperate times call for desperate measures. and I was hungry. I have been wanting thai food for awhile now, specifically something with peanut sauce. I thought…well I can try out the cauliflower rice since it is just for me. That way if it is gross, I didn’t try to pawn that shit off on Chris too. You know? I started whipping out some random stuff in the pantry to make a Weight Watchers friendly version of my peanut sauce. Normally I use coconut milk and it is DELICIOUS!!! But that adds a lot of calories so I replaced it with some chicken broth instead. This came together so quick and easy and was amazing!!!!

Now, I didn’t have any chicken on hand. I threw in some frozen peas and carrots. I think you can toss in some other veggies, or add some chicken and really make this your own. Also, I had some leftovers and took it for lunch the next day. Just as delicious as the first day!!! Maybe even better.

What You Need

riced cauliflower (I used one package from Trader Joes)

olive oil

frozen veggies – I used about half a bag of frozen peas and a half bag of frozen carrots

Peanut Sauce:

1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth

1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

3-4 tablespoons chunky peanut butter

1 tablespoon lime juice

2 tsp minced garlic

1 tsp ground ginger

1/4 – 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (depending on how much kick you want to it)

What You Do

–Cook the cauliflower rice in a skillet with some olive oil. While that is cooking, heat up some olive oil in a wok and also start cooking the carrots and peas.

–Combine all the ingredients for the peanut sauce in a bowl with a whisk. Heat in microwave for 1 minutes, or warm in sauce pan on the stove for several minutes.

–Combine cauliflower rice in the wok with the veggies, pour peanut sauce over and cook for about 2-3 minutes.

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  • Reply Kay R. August 10, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    I love cauliflower rice so Ill definitely add this into my regime esp since I’m basically obsessed with thai food.

  • Reply StephTheBookworm August 10, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    I should try the cauliflower rice. I hate most veggies and think it could get me to eat more… if I pretend it’s rice!

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer August 10, 2018 at 4:01 pm

    I need to make this! Trader Joe’s and all of their cauliflower products get me every time.

  • Reply cara August 11, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    I need to try this. I made cauliflower pizza one time years ago and although it tasted decent it made me SO sick. Ever since I’ve been leery of all these cauliflower recipes, but I trust your judgement here lol.

  • Reply Andrea Nine August 11, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    A mouthful of deliciousness alright! Just put Ingredients on grocery list for dinner rotation next week!!

  • Reply ShootingStarsMag August 11, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    Oh yum, I’m glad to hear you liked this. I’ve tried cauliflower mashed potatoes but nope, didn’t work for me. I like cauliflower on its own though but I am curious about some of these other versions.


  • Reply Akaleistar August 12, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    That does look yummy!

  • Reply Emelia A Lawrence August 13, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Wow this sounds amazing. And easy to make. I llve Thai- need to try this! Yummmm

  • Reply Sam @ Sharing Inspired Kreations August 15, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    That looks and sounds so good! I have yet to try cauliflower rice, but I keep meaning to!

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