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Healthy. Easy. Better than take out! Fried Rice gets a makeover with this recipe for Cauliflower Fried Rice with Black Pepper Pork. Comes together in less than 30 minutes! #RealFlavorRealFast
Fried Rice is my go-to dish. Not only is it one of my favorite take-out cravings, I also love making it at home – especially if I have leftover veggies or protein. The only down-side to making it at home is that for the best version of the recipe, it’s recommended that you use leftover rice (or previously cooked and chilled rice). And, I just don’t often have leftover rice.
Which got me to begin thinking about how I might re-work fried rice to make it not only easier to cook, but also healthier. Lately, I’ve been super into spiralizing veggies into noodles and am just as intrigued by cauliflower rice. So, why not cauliflower fried rice. A healthy alternative to white rice and… it doesn’t have to be pre-cooked.
A simple substitution that makes my version of this classic Asian dish a 30 minute (or less!) recipe. Perfect for busy weeknights and even better than take out!
To round out the meal, I added Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork, available at Food Lion. Bringing “Real Flavor Real Fast,” Smithfield Marinated 100% Fresh Pork is an easy meal solution perfect for any night of the week. It can be grilled, roasted or sautéed, but I generally prefer to grill it… even in winter. It makes cooking and clean up so much easier!
Ready to get cooking?
First, you’ll want to cut off the florets from a single head of cauliflower. Toss the stem and add the florets to a food processor. Pulse until the cauliflower has a crumbly, “rice” consistency. Set aside.
Time to heat up the grill and cook some pork! I love the Smithfield Marinated Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper Fresh Pork Tenderloin for this recipe. It’s already marinated and the flavor compliments this recipe perfectly. I cooked the pork on medium high for about 10-12 minutes per side. I like it to have a hot light pink center. Once cooked, remove to a cutting board and let it rest before slicing.
Heat a large skillet or wok up to high heat. Spray with cooking spray and add egg mixture to the skillet. Scramble and remove to a small bowl. Add a splash of oil and toss in the frozen mixed veggies and cook until heated through. Add cauliflower rice and egg back to the skillet along with hoisin sauce and soy sauce. Toss over high heat for 3-4 minutes or until cauliflower is heated through and everything is coated with sauce.
Remove from heat and serve in bowls with pork on top. Sprinkle green onions, sesame seeds and a little Sriracha on for a little extra heat!
Enjoy! Be sure to check out this link for more great recipes from Smithfield!