Happy Labor Day!
Do you ever just crave takeout? Or more specifically, foods that you really, really should not eat? Or maybe it’s one specific food. For me, I tend to crave fried rice. And not the healthy kind, y’all. The kind that I used to get at Safeway on my lunchbreak-packed with MSG and mystery meat.
Even though I knew it wasn’t great for me, I would find a reason to “forget” to pack a lunch at least once a week-and then I’d wolf down a cup of that fried rice like my life depended on it. It was so delicious.
But I can’t have rice, and I really, really can’t have MSG or even the canola oil that it was almost assuredly cooked in. So I’ve been trying hard to find a recipe that satisfies my craving for “crap” while helping to keep my body healthy.
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And let me tell you, there have been a LOT of failures along the way! I finally found a great “rice” tutorial, but found that using this rice didn’t quite give me the “fried” results I was wanting.
So I kept trying. Ish was less than thrilled when I served up practically raw cauliflower “rice” as a side for dinner one night…and then I got to thinking. When I used to make fried rice, the rice always absorbed the flavors…so why not try the same thing with cauliflower?
And you know what? It worked!
Shrimp Fried Rice