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Cauliflower fried rice with bacon

August 31, 2015

If any of you know me well from my Instagram profile, then you know I don’t have the best relationship with veggies 😉 In all my life I have never been a big veggie eater, and I have tried to like them I promise! I do eat some, but it’s pretty limited.. I kept seeing cauliflower rice popping up on my Instagram account and while I was skeptical I thought I would give it a go. I am not a fan of cauliflower on it’s own but I do thoroughly enjoy it in a blended soup. When I was in my 20’s I had a roommate that would make me the best bacon fried rice and I swear I could eat bowl after bowl of it. So I thought if I am going to try this cauliflower version out then I might as well make the most of it, and one way to get me to eat a vegetable would be adding bacon 😉 Now I am not going to lie to you, to me it does not taste like rice, however to my surprise and delight it was amazing! I gobbled up a huge bowl and I will definitely be making more versions of this! 🙂

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4.0 from 2 reviews
Cauliflower fried rice with bacon
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Serves: 4
 
1 sp or 1pp/serving
Ingredients
  • Fresh cauliflower
  • 6 slices cooked low point bacon (I use Oscar Mayer center cut, 2 slices=1pp)
  • Pepper
Instructions
  1. Cook your bacon, keep a little of the bacon grease aside.
  2. Wash your cauliflower and break up into small pieces. Add to your food processor and blend til a small rice texture forms, should only take a few seconds.
  3. I made 4 cups worth of "cauliflower rice" and only used ⅓ of my head of cauliflower.
  4. Add a small spoonful of your bacon grease to your frying pan or skillet and heat on medium. Add cauliflower rice and pepper (to liking).
  5. Crumble your bacon pieces up and add to pan. Cook on stove for 10-15 minutes turning often.
  6. Serve immediately, makes 4-1 cup servings at 1sp or 1pp each.
  7. Nutritional info (not including cauliflower, as with smart points you do not need to include the veggies in recipe builder) per 1 cup serving.. Calories 45... Fat 2.6g... Saturated fat 1.1g... Carbs 0g... Fiber 0g... Sugars 0g... Protein 4g..

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9 Comments

  • Reply Jen September 8, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    I have never tried cauliflower, but recently have seen so many different recipes with using cauliflower as a substitute for many different things. I really have been wanting to try it, but I am a little scared. I am very picky. How is the texture? I’ve heard that it takes on any flavor you add to it. Have you found this to be true?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle September 10, 2015 at 3:26 am

      Ok so I am not a veggie eater lol.. I too was VERY skeptical.. I was like “ok really this is going to taste like rice”?? I won’t say it tasted exactly like rice but none the less it was awesome.. and that is coming from a very picky eater!!! 😉

  • Reply Terri October 5, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    I am rating this a 5-star because I made this yesterday from memory (I’m not as young as I used to be) and only used 2 slices of the Oscar Meyer center-cut bacon. I ate the entire pan of it over the course of the afternoon and evening. I can just imagine how good it will be with the correct number of slices of BACON. haha!

    Also, I love veggies.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle October 5, 2015 at 6:35 pm

      Hi Terri.. I am so glad you like it 🙂 And yes you can eat the whole bowl guilt free.. I am not a big veggie eater but I loved this.. and more bacon is awesome 🙂

  • Reply Terry D March 12, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    So you used 4 cups of the cauliflower rice? I’m asking because I will probably be buying the cauliflower already “riced”.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 12, 2016 at 11:59 pm

      Yes 4 cups 🙂

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  • Reply Patricia Forbes September 5, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    How much bacon grease? 1Tbls or tsp?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle September 6, 2016 at 9:50 am

      HI Patricia, I did not really measure, just a spoonful and enough to cover a bit of your frying pan 🙂

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