Get your chopsticks ready for a healthy and delicious fried rice made with a secret ingredient! Pineapple Cauliflower Fried Rice is what’s for dinner.
As a total food nerd, there is nothing I like more than finding new and inventive ways to eat common ingredients. Some of my favorites lately have been banana ice cream and 4 ingredient pancakes! Both possible with the magic of bananas.
Another totally surprising ingredient that is often underrated is Cauliflower. That’s right, that veggie that you probably rarely eat and basically just roast. Cauliflower for us is normally covered in a cheese sauce gratin-style, or roasted. Until NOW.
Have you heard of this phenomenon? It sounds like a weird gimmick but I actually pretty stinking genius.
Basically you take a whole cauliflower and shred it into a rice like texture. That’s it! Nothing complicated or time consuming. Seriously this takes less time to do than making regular rice! Ha!
So what exactly is cauliflower rice good for. Personally I think it’s the perfect base for quick and yummy fried rice!
And since it’s summer time and thus fruit season, why not add a little fruity twist. The result is my lip smacking pineapple cauliflower fried rice. Loaded with veggies, sweet-tart pineapple and just as satisfying as rice stir fries, this recipe has become a go-to at our house.
Nothing against rice (which I LOVE), but substituting cauliflower rice into this stir fry is a super simple way to feed your family more veggies that they will actually enjoy. Plus a few added benefits…
1. it takes 15 minutes to cook
2. it’s vegetarian/vegan, gluten-free and low carb
3. it’s kid-friendly and kid- approved
Are you intrigued yet? Wanna make a 15 minute dinner recipe loaded with all the good stuff that your family will actually eat? Oh yea, you do! Let’s do this! Ready…set…GO!
Slightly adapted from Get Inspired Everyday