Cauliflower fried rice … with yeast

May 15, 2007 at 8:44 pm (Cruciferous rich, My brain, Quick weeknight recipe, unrated, Vegetable dishes)

I always seem to come home from work desperately hungry…too hungry to do more than throw whatever I first spot into a pan. The first thing I saw tonight was the cauliflower I cut up yesterday, and the brown rice I accidentally left out when going to bed last night (and didn’t notice this morning either). So I made what I dub cauliflower fried rice. I turned up the heat under my cast iron pan up, threw in maybe 2 cups of cauliflower florets and a tsp. of oil until it the florets started to brown, then added a few Tbs. of water and covered to steam. When the cauliflower started to get soft I pushed it to the side and cracked an egg into the pan, and scrambled it up. I then added 1/2 cup of short grain brown rice and let it all fry up a bit while I cut up some scallions. I would have added more veggies if I had had them. I topped the dish with a heaping tablespoon of nutritional yeast, a drizzle of soy sauce, the scallions, and another tsp. of olive oil. It made a huge and very filling dinner. Not gourmet, but pretty tasty. Then again, I was very hungry.  Maybe anything would have tasted good.

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