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Irresistible Turkey Fried Rice - Made with Cauliflower "Rice"

Updated on November 29, 2012
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Turkey Fried Rice

Turkey fried rice, delicious!
Turkey fried rice, delicious! | Source
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I made chicken fried rice once before using cauliflower "rice". My husband absolutely loved it and he does not like veggies very much. Last week we had turkey (it was Thanksgiving, after all) and I had lots of leftovers. I decided to make turkey fried "rice" with some of the extra turkey. It turned out totally amazing and we finished it off right away the other night. I found out that cauliflower is a big cancer fighter recently (especially prostate cancer) and I really want to get more of it into our diet. This seems like a sure-fire way to succeed in that mission.

It takes about 20 minutes to roast cauliflower rice ahead of time. I lightly spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray and spread the cauliflower out in a single layer to cook. It only takes a little olive oil, salt and pepper to flavor the cauliflower amazingly. Before, I used to chop up the cauliflower by hand, but I now have an efficient food processor that does the job very quickly. It is easy to throw this dish together once the cauliflower is riced and roasted. Chop your veggies, place them in the skillet and cook slightly. Then add the turkey (or chicken), scrambled egg and "rice" and you are done. If you try this recipe out, let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy it as much as my husband and I do!

Roasting the "riced" cauliflower earlier in the day
Roasting the "riced" cauliflower earlier in the day | Source
What you need
What you need | Source
Place onions and carrots in skillet
Place onions and carrots in skillet | Source
Then place the turkey in the skillet with the vegetables
Then place the turkey in the skillet with the vegetables | Source
Scramble egg in half of the pan, add the cauliflower rice and  heat through
Scramble egg in half of the pan, add the cauliflower rice and heat through | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: Serves two to four

Ingredients

  • 1 cup turkey, pre-cooked and diced
  • 1 cup cauliflower rice, pre-roasted in the oven
  • 1-2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • dash sea salt, freshly ground
  • dash black pepper, freshly ground
  • 4-5 baby carrots, thinly sliced or chopped
  • 4-5 green onions, thinly sliced or chopped
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 egg, scrambled

Instructions

  1. Prepare your oven roasted cauliflower "rice" before you begin dinner. Now that I own a food processor, making the cauliflower into rice is much quicker and easier than by hand. It only takes a minute to rice the cauliflower then about 20 minutes to roast it on a cookie sheet in the oven. This is additional to the cook time I have listed above. I just put a little olive oil, salt and pepper on the cauliflower to roast it, turning it once in the middle of cooking so it does not burn. I'm adding a link to my hub on "ricing" cauliflower later in this hub.
  2. Chop your veggies the way you like them. I thinly sliced baby carrots so they would cook fairly quickly (you could also grate the carrots). Wash the green onions and peel off the outer layer of onion. Then chop or slice the green onions into small pieces.
  3. Heat 2 Tbsp olive oil to medium heat in a skillet on the stove top. I use cast iron skillets for almost all of my cooking and just love them. Once the oil is heated, add the chopped, diced or sliced veggies. Let them cook until the onion gets a little translucent. Then add your diced turkey.
  4. Place egg in a small bowl and scramble it up. Push ingredients to one side of the skillet and add the scrambled egg to the other side to cook, stirring the egg constantly. Mix all ingredients together in the skillet.
  5. Finally, add the "riced" cauliflower to the skillet and soy sauce. Heat all the ingredients through and serve. Enjoy some awesome fried rice!

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    Amber Dahnke 5 years ago from New Glarus, WI

    Even my husband loves this, I bought cauliflower again this week to make chicken fried rice (instead of the turkey), and he got really excited when I said I was making it again! I hope you enjoy this "rice", it's really good.

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    Insightful Tiger 5 years ago

    I love fried rice and I can't wait to try this. Voting up and pinning for later use. Thanks for sharing!

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    Amber Dahnke 5 years ago from New Glarus, WI

    Thank you for checking out my recipe! It truly is delicious! hope you get to try it :)

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    Devika Primić 5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Sounds and looks delicious!!!

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    vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

    I look forward to trying this. My husband is finicky about veggies, too, so I won't tell him it's cauliflower. : )

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    Amber Dahnke 5 years ago from New Glarus, WI

    I really hope you enjoy this! My husband and I were just remarking that we need another head of cauliflower to make this again this week with chicken instead of turkey!

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    Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

    This is an excellent dish recipe. I still have some turkey left over and will have to make use of this recipe. The add of rice is what makes it complete for me.

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    Amber Dahnke 5 years ago from New Glarus, WI

    Thank you for checking out this recipe, I think you will be very happy with the results if you get a chance to try it. My only problem is that I wanted more leftovers!

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    carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

    I am going to get some cauliflower and try this..I have the original recipe. It sounds so good ...so another bookmark and vote UP.

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