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Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice

July 29, 2018

Let me start with a disclaimer: I'm no food blogger. My photos of food aren't pretty, because more (1) I'm not a photographer, (2) I usually don't think, "I should share this," until I've already eaten some of it, and (3) there's a good chance I'm eating it out of an ugly plastic storage container because I need to do dishes or it was a meal prep (more likely the dirty dishes thing).

 

But tonight I improvised a meal that I think I'll actually like to meal prep for lunches during the work week: Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice. Note: co-workers love it when you microwave shrimp and cauliflower in the break room, almost as much as they love it when you burn popcorn--although, actually, my husband walked in while I was making this and said, "That smells good," so maybe the seasonings overpower the shrimp/cauliflower smell.

 

Here's the recipe:

12 oz. shrimp (I used frozen, peeled, tail off)
3 c. cauliflower rice (I had this in the freezer--the excess from last time I made cauliflower rice for a recipe--EASY)

1 c. mixed vegetables (this was also leftovers in the fridge)

2 eggs

2 cloves minced garlic, divided

1 T. sesame oil, divided

2 T. tamari (or low sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos)

 

Over medium-high heat, saute the shrimp and one clove of garlic in 1/2 T. sesame oil. Because my shrimp was frozen, this got super watery.  Once the shrimp is warmed through, remove it from the skillet and drain any water from the pan. Add another 1/2 T. sesame oil and saute the cauliflower and veggies and the other clove of garlic. Again, because my cauliflower was frozen, it got watery. I just cooked it until the water evaporated. Scoot the veggies around the edges of the skillet, making a hole in the middle in which to scramble the two eggs. Once the eggs are cooked, add the shrimp and tamari and stir until well mixed.

 

I divided this into two servings, threw one in the fridge for lunch tomorrow and at the other for dinner. Before eating the one tonight, I added pepper and a smidge of salt and drizzled it with another 1/2 T. of sesame oil.

 

According to My Fitness Pal, this meal has 331 calories, 12 grams fat, 19 grams carbohydrate, and 55 grams protein. The extra 1/2 T. sesame oil adds 60 calories and 7 grams of fat, so use at your discretion.


 

 

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