Let’s be real with each other. What do your lunches usually look like? Before I went on maternity leave, I strategically packed lunches for work so I could devour them whenever the hunger monster struck. (Except those days where I forgot my lunch and regretfully grabbed a bagel from Tim Hortons instead… my coworkers know what I’m talking about.) Now lunches usually consist of a hodgepodge of finger foods… you know—fresh-cut veggies and hummus, cheese and crackers, yogurt and berry parfaits, peanut butter sandwiches… or leftovers. Basically whatever my preschooler eats, I eat. But other days, when I’m feeling especially motivated (or my kids are in an especially good mood), I love to whip up something that’s not only good-for-you but oh-so-satisfying as well. This vegetable and fried cauliflower rice topped with eggs is just that.
Once you try this recipe at home, you’ll see what I mean. The caramelized onions and soft sweet potatoes pairs perfectly with the al dente texture of the spicy cauliflower rice. The zucchini adds some seasonal freshness to the recipe, however, you can use whatever vegetable you have on hand as well. Served with the creamy over-medium eggs, or “dippy eggs” as my husband calls them, this recipe is a win in the texture department. To make this dish even more satisfying, I like to mix cauliflower rice with brown rice for the added carbohydrate. However, if you wanted to make this dish grain-free and lower carbohydrate, go ahead and use only cauliflower rice.
So before you get too hungry… here’s the recipe!
Vegetable and Fried Cauliflower Rice with “Dippy” Eggs
Total Time: about 30 minutes
Yield: 2 Servings
1/2 large sweet potato, chopped
1/2 cup hot water
Extra virgin olive oil
1/4 large white onion, chopped
1 to 2 garlic cloves, minced
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper (optional)
1 small or medium green zucchini, chopped
1 1/2 cup cauliflower rice
1 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
Salt, pepper, and spices to taste (e.g. paprika, turmeric, or whatever you like)
Sprinkle of fresh or dried parsley
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