We Tried It: Gwyneth Paltrow's Cauliflower Fried Rice
Despite the season's cold and dreary weather that makes us want to stay curled up under our comforters, we look to January as a time to kick off a healthy start to our regimes. And what better way to do that than a little #inspo from our go-to health and wellness guru, Gwyneth Paltrow.
What caught our eye? GP's recipe for cauliflower fried rice, a grain-free version of a hearty comfort food dish, sans all the carbs. Although we were hesitant about swapping rice with pulsed cauliflower florets, this dish was actually a winner. The texture was good, the flavor was strong, and it actually felt indulgent—minus the guilt of downing an entire plate of traditional fried rice. We give it two thumbs up. Get the recipe below, and see more of her annual detox recipes on Goop.
Ingredients:1 small head cauliflower, cleaned and broken into large florets1 tsp grapeseed (or any neutral) oil2 tsp toasted sesame oil1 cup diced zucchini2 tsp very finely chopped ginger1 garlic clove, finely chopped2 tbsp sliced scallions, about 2 small scallions1 packed cup cleaned and shredded kale1 tbsp coconut aminos1 tbsp wheat free tamari
Directions:1. To make cauliflower rice, pulse the cauliflower florets in a food processor about 10-15 times for 1 second each time. You want the cauliflower to look like fairly uniform pieces of couscous or quinoa.
2. In a large sauté pan, heat grapeseed oil and toasted sesame oil over medium high heat. Add zucchini and a pinch of salt, and cook until beginning to brown, about 2 minutes.
3. Add 2 cups pulsed cauliflower, kale, ginger, garlic and scallions, and sauté for another 2 or 3 minutes. Off the heat, add coconut aminos and tamari.