Cauliflower is an amazingly healthy vegetable that mostly young children avoid it, however recently vegans have started to highly appreciate it due to its high nutritional value. It has become a great food ingredient when we want to follow a healthy and balanced diet and has become a great substitute for pizza dough or rice. In this article, we shall present you a magnificent recipe that can easily replace the fried rice version with the chicken.
This veggie is an incredible plant loaded with vital nutrients like vitamins C, B and K, antioxidants, fiber, phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium. These components can greatly improve the overall health and well-being. Here it is what it can offer:
Health Virtues of Cauliflower
It enhances the body’s immunity and thus battles against high cholesterol levels and free radicals, plus it keeps cardiovascular health, and betters the health of the bones. Most importantly is its ability to fight off the harmful effects of the free radicals accountable for the occurrence of many diseases and premature aging.
According to a conducted study on the consumption of Brassicacaea type vegetables, including the cauliflower, can lower the development of certain bacteria and enhance the gastrointestinal health. Other study has revealed that the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of cauliflower can lower oxidative stress and inflammation. This is an amazing plant that can prevent the consequences of oxidative stress such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
As per other related researches cauliflower shows protective effect against certain cancers, including cancer of the lungs, kidneys and ovaries.
Therefore, by all means you need to introduce this veggie into your diet and thus reap all its benefits.
Here is an amazing chicken fried cauliflower rice recipe:
- 1 slice of chicken breast, organic and GMO-free
- 1 large cauliflower
- 2 eggs
- 2 carrots, thinly sliced
- 5 spring onion stems, chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, nicely chopped
- 1 cup of edamame or beans
- 1 tablespoon of peanut paste
- 1 teaspoon of chili paste
- 3 tablespoons of soy sauce
- A pinch of salt and pepper
- Lemon juice
Method of Preparation:
Prepare the chicken in a skillet with a little bit of sesame oil. Previously season the chicken with salt and pepper. Cook it for around 4 minutes on low heat, and after that remove it from heat. Once it is cool enough cut it into pieces and set it aside.
Here it is how to prepare the cauliflower rice:
First you need to grate the cauliflower and cook it over medium heat till it becomes tender. Drizzle a little bit of sesame oil on it.
In a separate pan prepare the carrots with soy sauce, peanut paste and chili paste. Next, include the edamame, garlic and the onion. Stir everything and in the end add the cauliflower rice along with the chicken and mix everything again. Add the eggs by making a small space in the pan. You can as well as prepare the fried or scrambled eggs to include them into the cauliflower rice.
Put the fried cauliflower rice in bowls and sprinkle some chopped young onion on top of it. In the end, season it with lemon juice at your own preference.
People with irritable bowel syndrome should not consume cauliflower. If you are on medications check with your doctor first prior use as it can interfere with certain medications.