I never dreamed I could find a Paleo stand-in for fried rice that left nothing to be desired ¡ª until I tasted the Asian cauliflower fried rice from popular blogger Michelle Tam’s book Nom Nom Paleo: Food For Humans ($35). Unlike the greasy Chinese takeout typical of most restaurants, this veggie-packed dish skips the food coma and leaves you feeling satisfied and energized at the end of your meal.
The combination of textures and flavors in this comforting Asian-inspired recipe is spot-on, but this versatile “rice” goes far past classic fried rice. The blitzed cauliflower can easily sub in for the grains in a warm couscous or rice salad to dramatically cut back on carbs and up the amount of vitamin C in your favorite recipes. High in protein and low in carbs, it’s truly a Paleo eater’s dream come true.
According to the cookbook, this recipe serves six. However, if you’re looking to enjoy it on its own for a meal, this recipe will feed four healthy appetites.