Kimchi Cauliflower Fried Rice

I made kimchi cauliflower fried rice once (sometimes twice) a week last summer. Damn you, Gwyneth.

It was delicious, and satisfying, and healthy. It also made a huge mess and required frequent trips to the grocery store.

Thankfully, frozen riced cauliflower became easy to find. And I got reacquainted with the frozen mixed vegetable bags that my mother always has on hand.

And kimchi? Well, it’s been a constant staple in our fridge since last summer.

This express version of Gwyneth’s original recipe has become my favorite meal to whip up after traveling (the kimchi goes a long way in rebalancing your system). It’s also become a solid backup meal, given that we always have the ingredients on hand.

And while it’s not quite as good as the original, it’s pretty damn close.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups (or 1 packet) of frozen riced cauliflower
  • 2 cups of frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 cup of kimchi
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of Sriracha
  • High-temperature cooking oil

DIRECTIONS

  • Cook cauliflower (in a large nonstick skillet) and vegetables according to package instructions.
  • While vegetables are cooking, finely chop the kimchi and set aside
  • Add vegetables to cauliflower and increase heat to medium-high. Drizzle oil on top and mix together.
  • Add kimchi and Sriracha and mix until well combined. Make a space in the pan and drizzle some more oil. Crack both eggs in the oil, and cover the pan until eggs are cooked.
  • Remove and plate the fried rice, topping with a fried egg.

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  • Where do you find your riced cauliflower? I saw it at Trader Joe’s but would love a frozen version! Will try this :)

    • hithaonthego

      I got mine from Whole Foods! Their 365 brand is great. I also found one by Green Giant at a supermarket in the ‘burbs, which was a happy surprise.

  • Michelle Zapalski

    yum!

    • Michelle Zapalski

      what’s your preferred brand of kimchi?

      • hithaonthego

        I like Mrs. Kim’s (from Whole Foods).

  • Yes! So excited to try and make this

    • hithaonthego

      Let me know how it turns out for you!

  • Kim

    I was just thinking of what to cook and I wanted something healthy. Thanks for this!

    • hithaonthego

      You’re very welcome!

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