Thai Cauliflower Rice (Plant Based & Gluten Free)

I am trying to be less carby lately due to my junk food binges over the holidays. The need to get back on track with my eating led me to a cauliflower fried rice recipe that I found on delishknowledge.com. I changed it up a bit the first time I made it. I added Chinese five spice and some red pepper flakes. It was very good this way but I wanted to make it again with more of a Thai flair. I used the idea of cauliflower and tofu in the original recipe and I added more vegetables and changed the spices. The result was something that I wouldn’t mind eating every day. I would love to share this healthy, low carb, plant based, gluten free recipe with you.

Thai Cauliflower Rice (Plant Based & Gluten Free)

Ingredients

~ 1 head of cauliflower
~ 1 package  (14 oz) of extra firm tofu
~ 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
~ 4 large cloves of garlic (about 2 tablespoons minced)
~ 2 tablespoons minced ginger
~ juice from 1 1/2 limes
~ 6 tablespoons liquid aminos
~ 2 tablespoons brown sugar
~ 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
~ 1 red bell pepper (thin slices)
~ 1 carrot (thin slices)
~ 8 ounces snow peas
~ 1 bunch of cilantro (about 1/2 cup chopped)
~ 1 bunch of basil (about 1/4 cup chopped)
~ 1 bunch of scallions (about 1/2 cup chopped)
~ 1 cup crushed peanuts

Instructions

~ Pulse the cauliflower in a food processor in small batches until the cauliflower is the texture of rice
~ Drain the tofu and blot out the moisture with paper towels
~ Crumble the tofu and sauté it in the toasted sesame oil with the garlic, ginger, juice from 1/2 a lime and 2 tablespoons of the liquid aminos
~ Sauté for 5 minutes
~ Add the cauliflower and sauté for another 5 minutes
~ Stir in the juice from the one remaining lime, the remaining 4 tablespoons of liquid aminos, brown sugar and red pepper flakes
~ Add the red bell pepper, carrots and snow peas and sauté for another 3 minutes
~ Turn off the heat and stir 1/2 cup of the peanuts, cilantro, basil and scallions
~ Use the remaining 1/2 cup of peanuts as a garnish when you serve the dish

Thai Cauliflower Rice (Plant Based & Gluten Free)