The past few years have been rife with everything cauliflower, from cauliflower pizza to cauliflower hash browns to cauliflower parmagiana, but the most popular one by far has been cauliflower rice. Low carb, high in nutrients, and SO EASY to make. I’ve started making cauli rice as an alternative to regular, and to make the dish even more nutritious, I topped it with my favourite quick stir-fry veggie, Sesame Ginger Garlic Broccoli. Super-flavourful, super-nutritious, and super-easy! In other words, this Sesame Ginger Garlic Broccoli over Shortcut Cauliflower Rice is the perfect quick dinner dish when you want taste but also nutrition. (Like when you eat way too many Bakery-Style Skor Brownies. Not talking from personal experience here or anything.)
Have you ever bought frozen cauli rice? You never need to again! It is SO EASY to make this cauliflower rice. Seriously, my toddler can be prep it! This is how to make it: grate a cauliflower, then steam it. Done! Easy, n’est pas? I can walk in the door and have dinner ready in 20 minutes when I make this dish, and it’s even faster if I’ve grated and frozen the cauliflower rice beforehand.
Let’s get to making some!
Sesame Garlic Ginger Broccoli with Shortcut Cauliflower Rice
Packed with flavour, this nutritious low-cal vegan dish is perfect for when you want healthy comfort food!
- 1 head cauliflower
- 1 head broccoli
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 inch fresh ginger
- 1 tsp. sesame oil
- 1/8 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 4 tbsp. olive oil
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- pepper to taste
- Grate entire cauliflower except stem. Set aside.
- Cut up broccoli head into florets (whatever size pieces you want).
- Steam broccoli for 5 minutes.
- Chop garlic, zest ginger and saute over medium heat with oil in a frying pan, until golden and fragrant, 1-2 minutes.
- Set cauliflower rice to steam.
- Add in steamed broccoli, hot pepper, salt, and black pepper to the frying pan, and saute (with lid) over medium-high heat until broccoli has reached desired tenderness, about 10 minutes. Then stir in sesame oil.
- Serve stir-fried broccoli over rice, and enjoy!
While I like the dish as is, my mom, dad, and husband like to add in soy sauce on the cauliflower rice. Maybe you'd like that too!
Serving Size:1 1/2 c.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 199Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 205mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 7gSugar: 4gProtein: 5g
As cauli rice has a high water content, this dish is best eaten the same day or the next day, or you risk it becoming soggy. I like to serve it with bbq’d tofu (marinate sliced tofu in bbq sauce and bake in oven), or with chicken for my meat-eater hubby. Or even sans protein; sometimes a bowlful of veggies is just what a body craves!
This Sesame Garlic Ginger Broccoli over Shortcut Cauliflower Rice is the perfect trifecta of dinner time meal attributes: easy to make, nutritious, and full of flavour! Plus, given that you can prep the cauli rice in advance, well, dinnertime just got a whole lot easier!
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Always learn something new on your site. Make your own cauliflower rice by shredding a head of cauliflower! So easy! I am going to give this a try. I tried the store-bought frozen cauliflower rice but it was watery and flavorless. I know both problems were probably due to my cooking mistakes. I will let you know how it goes.
It IS so super-easy! However, learn from my mistake — stir-frying cauliflower rice to make stir-fried rice is tricky, and I wouldn’t recommend it.