Pulled pork and fried ‘cice’
First things first… I’ve been a major paleo-slacker. My husband and I have been in vacation mode for the past month, with him on summer break from teaching until very recently and me feeling too worn out at the end of the day to cook. So we’ve been eating out a lot — and 99.9% of those meals out haven’t fit paleo. We haven’t consumed massive plates of pasta or anything — but some thin crusted pizza here, some fresh baked bread there… needless to say I’ve put back on the 6 pounds I had previously lost from paleo. In the words of one of my favorite bloggers, ‘paleo-fail-eo‘. Yup, fail is right.
But last week I managed to get back in the swing of things, and came up with a fabulous recipe inspired by a pale girlfriend of mine, Kristen.
I’ve often heard of cauliflower as being a sub for starches – mashed potatoes in particular – but I hadn’t heard of it being processed and turned into ‘rice’ until Kristen told me she had tried that with success. Simply insert frozen/defrosted cauliflower florets into the food processor, turn on ‘shred’, and fry it up with some other veggies and an egg or too, and voila!
Unfortunately, I live in a 450 sq/ft apartment and don’t own a food processor (though I’m totally going to buy one after making this by hand) – so I used a cheese grater to shred the cauliflower. It’s ok, you can laugh. I thought it was funny, too.
My recipe isn’t exact by any means – I more threw things together -and one ingredient that isn’t uh, super paleo (um, soy sauce) – but I feel confident that this recipe would be fab even without those ‘sketchy’ ingredients.
Fried ‘cice’ and pulled pork
2 packages frozen cauliflower florets, shredded
1 package of frozen stir fried veggies, finely chopped
1 carrot, shredded/grated
4 links of non-nitrate sausage (any kind will do) chopped finely
1 cup of smoked pulled pork (I buy this in bulk from Costco – not sure if it’s a Hawaii thing or not – I hope you can get it, too!)
2-4 tbsps soy sauce (so not paleo) – or coconut aminos (I can’t find this anywhere but supposedly it exists)
1/2 tsp chipotle seasoning
1 tbsp garlic
1tbsp ginger (grated)
Scramble eggs. Set aside. Cook sausage with garlic and ginger in large wok – add grated veggies, soy sauce, and chipotle seasoning. Warm pulled pork in another pot with some water and sauce of your choice (any will do). Serve pork over fried ‘cice’ and enjoy!
Posted on August 21, 2011, in Recipes and tagged Barbecue, Cauliflower, cooking, Costco, fried rice, Hawaii, paleo, paleo fried rice, paleo recipes, pork, Pulled pork, Soy sauce. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.