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.


  1. pennylane said,

    Does cauliflower ever taste bitter to you? ‘Cause I used to love it, but now sometimes I find it tastes really, really bitter. I guess I could be what they call a “super-taster” but I know I’ve eaten cauliflower at restaurants where it didn’t taste bitter. Wonder if it’s ’cause they boil it… I never boil vegetables for fear of losing out on valuable nutrients, but maybe that would get rid of the bitterness.

  2. captious said,

    Nope, cauliflower never tastes bitter to me. Dandelion on the other
    hand…. There’s lots of info on the web about how to reduce the
    bitterness of dandelion. I wonder if some of those suggestions would
    work for you for cauliflower?

  3. Emma said,

    Yes! We had a very bitter cauli experience. I’ve been googling and it seems to be down to overcooking.

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