Chicken Fried Faux-Rice
Posted March 11, 2011 by 4hourrecipes

Submitted by: Lisa W

Posted in :, Cuisines :
  • Prep Time :
    10 min
  • Cook Time :
    20 min
  • Ready Time :
    30 min

Servings

2

Ingredients

  • 1 med head white cauliflower
  • 1 large boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon olive or favorite oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (low sodium preferred)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 green onion, chopped including the green part
  • 1 teaspoon 5 spice powder
  • 1 cup water or more or less as needed

Directions

1. Clean and discard the thick stems of cauliflower, chop into “rice” sized pieces, whatever that is to you. 1/4” is good and stays al dente.
2. Combine soy, ginger and heat oil in large non-stick sauté pan, pour in beaten egg, swirl to thin the egg layer. This only takes about 1 minute to cook. Remove from pan and chop for inclusion at the end.
3. Over med-high heat (same pan) add the chicken breast, sear on one side do not attempt to turn, add 1/2 cup of water wait until water is reduced to almost nothing, flip chicken breast, allow to sear on other side. Repeat with 1/2 cup of water, flip as needed until the chicken is cooked through, this also deglazes the pan.
4. When the chicken is cooked, remove to be chopped for addition at the end. There should be a glaze from the chicken, oil, egg left in the pan, add the cauliflower. The natural juice from the vegetable will deglaze the pan as the veg cooks. Stir for 1 minute and sprinkle the 5 spice powder into the veg still on med high heat. Stir for 1 minute then add the soy mixture.
5. Add chicken and egg, stir to warm and serve.

5 Responses to Chicken Fried Faux-Rice

  1. 4hourrecipes says:

    “Glad you posted this! I have been making fried rice with cauliflower too. I usually grill the chicken and I saute yellow onion and bell pepper before adding the cauliflower. Small bits of broccoli can be nice too.” -Angela

  2. 4hourrecipes says:

    “Thanks, I occasionally add sweet onion right in with the cauliflower and then a few frozen baby peas at the end….additions are always good!” -Lisa W.

  3. Frances says:

    It was really yummy

  4. Sameer says:

    I found the recipe a little hard to follow, so I made a few modifications, which I thought I would share below. (It seemed like there were some steps missing / unclear to me, and I found some shortcuts for sauteing the chicken and making the “rice.” I also increased quantities to increase the number of servings, since I like to cook twice a week in large batches.) It is delicious!

    Servings
    4
    Ingredients
    • 2 med head white cauliflower
    • (Frozen Asian stir fry vegetables)
    • 3 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
    • 3 eggs, beaten
    • 1 teaspoon olive or favorite oil
    • 3 tablespoons soy sauce (low sodium preferred)
    • 3 tablespoons fresh grated ginger
    • 2-3 green onion, chopped including the green part
    • 1 teaspoon 5 spice powder
    Directions

    1. Chop and marinate chicken in a soy / ginger mixture per the proportions above (2 tbsp soy sauce to 1 tbsp ginger] for at least 20 min
    2. Combine 1 tbsp soy max, 1 tbsp ginger and oil in large non-stick sauté pan, pour in beaten eggs, swirl to thin the egg layer. This only takes about 1 minute to cook. Remove from pan and chop for inclusion at the end.
    3. Saute chicken until cooked through. When the chicken is cooked, remove for addition at the end.
    4. Chop the onions. Try adding frozen stir fry veggies (microwave first to avoid screwing up the cauliflower w/extra water). Saute in same pan.
    5. Grate the cauliflower into “rice” sized pieces while those saute.
    6. Prepare same quantity of soy mixture as in step 2.
    7. Add the cauliflower. Stir for 1 minute and sprinkle the 5 spice powder (use this very sparingly) into the veg still on med high heat. Stir for 1 minute then add the soy mixture.

    5. Add chicken and egg, stir to warm and serve

  5. Liam says:

    Just made this for me and my missus – lovely! Works really well for her Slimming World diet too (her diet is carb heavy – just low fat and sugar).

    Def be making again.

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