Let’s Cook

Knowing what goes into your meals by cooking with whole, unprocessed foods combined with the ritual of the family meal are important to improving your health and that of your family. In our Let’s Cook column, we will provide ideas, recipes, and conversations that we hope will help reinforce lessons of wellness. Lessons we are teaching in the classroom. Lessons we hope will be brought into your home to support our holistic approach to raising healthy children.

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Knowing what goes into your meals by cooking with whole, unprocessed foods combined with the ritual of the family meal are important to improving your health and that of your family. In our Let’s Cook column, we will provide ideas, recipes, and conversations that we hope will help reinforce lessons of wellness. Lessons we are teaching in the classroom. Lessons we hope will be brought into your home to support our holistic approach to raising healthy children.

Cauliflower Fried Rice

This recipe uses “riced” cauliflower instead of rice and has the same delicious taste.

MAKES 4 SERVINGS

INGREDIENTS

2 eggs, whisked

2 carrots, peeled and diced

½ onion, diced

½ cup green peas

3 cloves garlic, minced

4 cups cauliflower, “riced” in a food processor or finely chopped

¼ cup green onions, thinly sliced

3 Tablespoons soy sauce

2 Tablespoons toasted sesame oil

4 Tablespoons olive oil

½ teaspoon salt

¼ cup cilantro, chopped

1 teaspoon ginger, minced

DIRECTIONS

  1. Either finely chop the cauliflower, grate on the large-holed side of a box grater or pulse in a food processor until it resembles the size of rice grains. (Riced cauliflower can be found in the fresh and frozen sections of some grocery stores.)
  2. Heat 1 T of olive oil in saute pan, add eggs and scramble, remove from pan and set aside.
    Alternatively – once all ingredients are combined in pan, create a well in the middle of the pan and add raw egg, scrambling in the center of the well until cooked, then mix in.
  3. In the same pan, add remaining olive oil, onion and salt and cook 1-2 minutes until onions are translucent.
  4. Add carrots and cook 2-3 minutes until soft. Add garlic, ginger, peas and cauliflower, stir to combine and let cook additional 3-4 minutes.
  5. Stir in green onions, soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, cilantro and scrambled eggs until combined. Remove from pan and enjoy!

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