Most of my recipes are inspired by traditional recipes that I think can be made healthier. Like this recipe for shiitake stir fried rice. I saw a stunning photo of a fried rice recipe using these veggies that made my mouth water. Then I remembered how heavy and bloated I feel after eating traditional fried rice. Sure, it tastes really good, but the overload of grain wouldn’t be worth the dip in energy and subsequent weight gain.
Rather than eat a plate of steamed veggies when I’m craving fried rice, I came up with this recipe that has the look, feel, and flavor of traditional stir-fried rice. Try it for yourself! Your taste buds won’t believe that you’re simply eating vegetables and egg.
Note: How amazing will you feel when you reach your goal weight? How elated will you be when your doctor tells you that your health has improved? How exciting will it be when your significant other notices how extra attractive you’re getting? How satisfying will it be when your coworkers, friends, and family ask you what you’re doing differently to look so energetic and lean? How confident will you feel when you look in the mirror and not only love what you see but also feel a sense of pride and accomplishment for the responsible, health- conscious person that you’ve become? Keep going, one bite of cauliflower rice at a time. You’ve got this!
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 yellow onion
1 red bell pepper
1 cup fresh shiitake mushrooms
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
2 teaspoons fresh garlic, minced
½ cup snow peas
3 tablespoons coconut aminos
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 head cauliflower, shredded
Beat the eggs in a bowl. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet. Add the beaten eggs, and swirl them to coat the bottom of the pan. Don’t stir. Cook for 2 minutes until set. Transfer the egg to a cutting board and slice into strips.
Chop the onion. Thinly slice the carrots into matchsticks. Seed and thinly slice the bell pepper. Remove the mushroom stems and slice. Remove the stems and strings from the snow peas and slice diagonally.
Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet. Add the onions and cook until soft. Add the carrots and red peppers to the skillet. Add the mushrooms to the skillet. Add the ginger, garlic, and snow peas to the skillet. Add the shredded cauliflower to the skillet. Add the coconut aminos and vinegar. Stir often and cook for 5 minutes. Fold in the sliced egg. Enjoy!