Paleo Shrimp Fried Rice

Remember the “incredible edible egg” slogan?  I feel like there needs to be something like that for cauliflower.  For Paleo folks, cauliflower fills in for a number of non-Paleo foods such as rice, pizza crust, mashed potatoes, hummus, and risotto to name a few.  Of course lots of Paleoites do eat white potatoes and white rice, but when you prefer not to, cauliflower is a great substitute.

There is no better example than this Paleo Shrimp Fried Rice from the Paleo Recipes magazine I mentioned recently.  Splashing some coconut aminos on top as a soy sauce substitute makes it even more realistic.  I used a bag of shredded “Superfood Blend” with brussels sprouts, napa cabbage, kohlrabi, broccoli, carrots and kale instead of shredding my own cabbage and carrots.  Feel free to use any bagged shredded combo you like or shred your own.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz fresh or frozen wild caught medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1 package cauliflower rice (or you can make your own)
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, ghee or coconut oil
  • 4 teaspoons grated or minced fresh ginger
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bag shredded veggie blend of your choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • coconut aminos

Directions

  1. Thaw shrimp if frozen, rinse if fresh, pat dry with paper towels and cut each piece into thirds.
  2. In a large skillet heat sesame oil over medium heat.  Add eggs and cook, without stirring, until set turning once. Remove and slice cooked egg.
  3. In same skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.  Add ginger and garlic, cook and stir 30 seconds.  Add shredded veggies; cook and stir a few minutes until they start to soften.  Add cauliflower; cook until tender, stirring occasionally.  I covered the pan so the veggies would get cook faster.
  4. Add shrimp, salt and crushed red pepper; cook and stir until shrimp are opaque.  Add cooked eggs and green onion; heat through.  Sprinkle cilantro over top.
  5. Splash each serving with coconut aminos.
  6. Makes about 4 (1.5 cup) servings

As for that new slogan, there aren’t many synonyms for incredible that start with a “c”… congenial, colossal, cockamamie, cool, courageous.  And for edible we find comestible, consumable, copacetic…  Colossal Consumable Cauliflower??  Congenial Copacetic Cauliflower??  Still needs some work 😉

I am grateful each day for wellness, happiness and the opportunity to share with you.