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Quick Weight Watchers Fried Rice (Cauliflower)

Quick Weight Watchers Fried Rice (Cauliflower) Recipe


Quick Weight Watchers Fried Rice (Cauliflower) Recipe is the solution for anyone who’s is looking for a quick and easy meal option.

This recipe showcases a twist on the Asian classic fried rice by using cauliflower, a popular low-carb substitute for traditional rice.

It’s a great Chinese side dish, lunch, or dinner option when you need something quick and easy.

With a colorful blend of veggies like cabbage, carrots, broccoli, and bell peppers, it’s not just tasty but also packed with nutrients.

What makes this recipe stand out is the use of ginger and garlic, adding a punch of flavor that doesn’t overwhelm.

It’s all about keeping things simple and accessible, using everyday ingredients that you might already have in your kitchen.

Serve it with your favorite protein, be it grilled chicken, tofu, or shrimp, and you’ve got a balanced meal that satisfies without weighing you down.

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Weight Watchers Points


0 Points (2022/2023)

MyWW Plan: 0 Blue Plan and 3 Green Plan

0 WW Freestyle Points and 3 Smart Points

Tips and Tricks

Prepping the Vegetables

Ensure all vegetables are cut to similar sizes for even cooking. You can use a food processor to speed up chopping if desired.

Fresh vs. Frozen Cauliflower Rice

If using frozen cauliflower rice, make sure it’s fully defrosted and drained to avoid excess moisture in the dish. Pat it dry with a paper towel if necessary.

Stir-Frying

Stir-fry the vegetables on medium-high heat to achieve a slight char and enhance the flavors. Continuously stirring helps prevent burning and ensures even cooking.

Enhancing Flavor

For an extra layer of flavor, add a dash of sesame oil just before serving. This will give the dish a rich, nutty aroma.

Adjusting Seasoning

Taste the dish before serving and adjust the seasoning if necessary. You can add more soy sauce or a pinch of salt if needed.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the vegetable and cauliflower rice stir-fry as a main dish or a side. It pairs well with grilled chicken, tofu, or shrimp for added protein.

Adding Protein

For a more filling meal, you can add cooked protein such as diced chicken breast, shrimp, or tofu to the stir-fry. Cook the protein separately and mix it in at the end.

Garnishing

Garnish with extra scallions or a sprinkle of sesame seeds for added texture and flavor. You can also add a squeeze of fresh lime juice for a tangy finish.

Storing Leftovers

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat in a skillet or microwave until warmed through.

Customizing Vegetables

Feel free to customize the vegetable mix based on what you have on hand. Snap peas, mushrooms, or zucchini can be great additions or substitutions.

Making it Spicy

For a spicy kick, add a teaspoon of Sriracha or a pinch of red pepper flakes while cooking the vegetables. Adjust to your spice preference.

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Quick Weight Watchers Fried Rice (Cauliflower)

Nesting Lane
Quick Weight Watchers Fried Rice (Cauliflower) Recipe. A quick and easy Chinese-inspired side dish that's perfect for dinner or lunch.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Servings 3

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups napa cabbage shredded
  • ½ cup carrots matchstick-cut, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup small broccoli florets chopped
  • ¼ cup bell red pepper chopped
  • 2 teaspoon fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup scallions chopped, thinly sliced
  • 16 ounces uncooked cauliflower rice fresh or frozen (defrosted)
  • 3 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar

Instructions
 

  • Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray.
  • Warm the skillet on medium-high heat.
  • Place the cabbage, carrots, broccoli, bell pepper, ginger, and garlic into the skillet.
  • Cook the vegetables, stirring continuously, for 2 minutes.
  • Add the scallions and cauliflower rice to the skillet.
  • Keep cooking and stirring until the vegetables are crisp but tender, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Take the skillet off the heat.
  • Mix in the soy sauce and vinegar.

Notes

Serving size: 1¼ Cups
0 Points (2022/2023)
MyWW Plan: 0 Blue Plan and 3 Green Plan
0 WW Freestyle Points and 3 Smart Points
We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.

Nutrition

Calories: 84kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 6gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 650mgPotassium: 835mgFiber: 6gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 4375IUVitamin C: 121mgCalcium: 110mgIron: 2mg
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