Texas Style Stirfry Cauliflower Rice

April 06, 2018
Hello folks and greetings from my kitchen to yours! I haven't shared a recipe in awhile and the one I am sharing today is a new style of cooking for me. I guess I must be on a health kick right now or just plain stubborn, because look at this recipe. Seriously where did I ever get the idea to make Texas Style Stir-fry Cauliflower Rice? I mean the hubby looked me right in the eye and said "cauliflower tastes like dirt." Did I care? Well I guess not! Because here is the recipe and I actually think it tastes great!

Truly we are watching our waist lines and looking forward to some trips to the Mountains this Summer. Naturally a trip to the mountains means hiking. I absolutely refuse to be huffing and puffing and gasping for oxygen while someone ten years older or for that matter twenty years younger than me nonchalantly hikes by without a single wheezing sound.

We are flatlanders and this actually happened to me one year. I clearly remember hiking in the Rockies and with each turn up the trail I was gasping for air. There was no other choice but to sit down on a nearby boulder to catch my breath. As I was sitting there this spry, fit and vivacious 80 year old woman hiked right past me without so much as an exhale. She sort of looked at me with disdain. ( I can't blame her!) I mean to tell you, that is just about as bad of feeling as one can have when they are hiking. Humiliation!

I am going to be prepared this year, who knows I might even have the right hiking shoes and hat. I suppose if I look the part, maybe I can fake it. Anyway this recipe is helping us to achieve some healthier and trimmer goals. It is flavorful, colorful and does a nice job of filling in as a carb replacement.

Well, naturally I just had to add jalapenos to this recipe because we do live in Texas and we do love our Tex-Mex! I have pretty much acquired a palette that everything needs to be a bit sassy, spicy and hot in order to taste good. This is certainly a big change from a farm girl who was raised on nothing Spicer than garlic salt! I was even able to use the green onions from my garden and if it had been jalapeno season I could have used them as well.

Well there you have it friends, Texas Cauliflower Stir-fry! Thanks so much for joining me today I hope you enjoy this healthy side dish as much as I do. If you happen to give it a whirl, please tell me the truth.

Does cauliflower really taste like dirt?

Happy Cooking Friends!


Next week is Ten On The Tenth where a group of us will be sharing some creative and thrifty container garden ideas just in time for Mother's Day.

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  1. I haven't tried cauliflower rice yet but I'm intrigued! Truly, if you give a little Tex Mex umph to just about anything it's great.

    We love cauliflower by the way. :)

  2. Don't you hate it when a sprightly 80-year-old shows you up? I'm used to it but I still hate it!

    I'm sort of with your husband in theory -- I'm not big on cauliflower either. But with all the flavorings you added it does sound enticing! Tex Mex makes everything taste good!

  3. Oh, wow! I would never have thought to substitute cauliflower for rice! We, too, are watching carbs in our household, so this is just the right time for me to find this. I have been seeing a lot about cauliflower these days, even to use for pizza crust! I haven't tried it yet, but I plan to. I also found the neatest Weight Watchers list online. I didn't actually join their program, but I printed out this is 200 FREE foods you can eat as much as you want of without gaining weight! So, I am trying to eat the foods on that list, then keep a close eye on the grams of carbs I eat along with them, and it is working out great. Just thought I would share. :) So thankful for you and your always make my day, sweet friend! God bless you!

  4. Great idea. Substituting cauliflower makes perfect sense. I love cauliflower, especially fixed differently like you are showing. Have a wonderful weekend Jemma. xo

  5. I just bought a huge head of cauliflower at the public market and wasn't sure what to do with it I know! Sounds so good. Keep eating like this and you will be in great shape for your hike.

  6. We make cauliflower rice pretty often, with soy sauce & it’s like a stir fry! I think it is yum & doesn’t take like dirt at all! Btw- how does he know what dirt tastes like? 😉

  7. I love cauliflower and wish I could do spicy. Enjoy.
    Proud of you aspiring to conquer the hiking. Great inspiration.

  8. This is a new to me recipe, Jemma, but it looks so good!

  9. Good morning Jemma! I LOVE CAULIFLOWER! I really can't taste "dirt" when I eat it, but I suppose that's because a large portion of my diet is vegetables, and I enjoy the textures and tastes! I especially love roasted cauliflower with olive oil and garlic, and you can even put some parmesan cheese! I've never riced cauliflower before, but I've seen it used as an alternative pizza "dough" and that has intrigued me! When I have more time during summer break, I must try your recipe. Happy hugs to you! Anita

  10. Gosh, this looks so good - pinned, and thank you! I'd been meaning to get back to this post since first seeing it, and left it in my inbox for that reason!

  11. lowcarbdiabeticJanApril 12, 2018 at 10:41 AM

    We love cauliflower ...
    This looks a very nice recipe - thanks for sharing it.

    All the best Jan


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