I have been on a cauliflower kick lately. Since I totally indulged during the holidays, I have been counting my calories and trying to watch what I eat, get to the gym, yadda, yadda, yadda. You know the drill. Since cauliflower is a healthy vegetable that fills you up a little more than most veggies, it has been my food of choice. When I learned that Sunday Supper would be displaying healthy rice recipes, I knew I must make one of my cauliflower rice creations. So I present to you these Asian Cauliflower Rice Shrimp Bowls.
My grocery store sells bags of already riced cauliflower both in the freezer section and produce section. It's very convenient. But you can also get a head of cauliflower and rice it yourself. It can be put into a food processor or you can use a box grater with large holes to turn it into cauliflower rice.
Asian Cauliflower Rice Shrimp Bowls are low- carb and healthy. The thing about cauliflower is that it takes on the flavor of the sauce or spices that are in it. Asian flavors work well in this dish. It's almost as satisfying as Chinese take out with only a fraction of the calories.
The recipe serves two and they are pretty large portions if this is your whole meal. It is enough for four if you are serving other things for dinner. When making Asian food, I like to make a few different recipes for dinner just like I order from a Chinese restaurant. But this can easily be doubled to serve four to six people. Just make sure to double all ingredients and use a bigger pan. A few minutes cooking time will need to be added also because a large quantity takes a little longer to cook.
Check out the other Sunday Supper healthy rice bowl recipes below. I am not the only one that loves cauliflower rice. I sure will be making some more rice bowls this week.
Asian Cauliflower Rice Shrimp Bowls
- Cauliflower Rice:
- 1 Tablespoon grapeseed oil
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 2 cups riced cauliflower
- 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 Tablespoon grapeseed oil
- 1 Tablespoon ginger paste or minced ginger
- 1 cup chopped sweet red or yellow peppers
- 1 cup shelled frozen or fresh edamame
- 1 Tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- the juice of half a lime
- 2 Tablespoons sweet Asian chili sauce
- 3 Tablespoon soy sauce plus extra for serving
- 8 ounces large shrimp cleaned and deveined
- 1 Tablespoon chopped cilantro plus extra for garnish
- green onions chopped, for garnish
- Heat oil on medium high heat in a large frying pan. Add garlic and cauliflower. Saute for about 5 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender. Mix in the soy sauce. Put in a bowl and keep warm.
- Add the remaining grapeseed oil and ginger paste to the pan. Add the peppers and saute for about 3 minutes. Add the edamame and saute for another 3 minutes or until defrosted if using frozen.
- Add the vinegar, lime juice, chili sauce and soy sauce. Bring to a simmer and add shrimp. Cook for about 4 minutes or until shrimp are pink. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro.
- Serve shrimp over cauliflower rice. Garnish with green onions and extra cilantro.
Healthy Rice Bowls
- Asian Cauliflower Rice and Shrimp Bowls by Jersey Girl Cooks
- Chicken Fajita Quinoa Bowl by Pies and Plots
- Chickpea Tikka Masala by What Smells So Good?
- Cuban Style Pork Taco Bowl by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
- Greek Cauliflower Rice Bowl (Low Carb) by My Life Cookbook
- Healthy Crockpot Pulled Beef Rice Bowl by Hardly A Goddess
- Mediterranean Chicken Black Rice Bowl by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Quinoa Breakfast Bowl by Wholistic Woman
- Taco Rice Bowl by Life Tastes Good
- Teriyaki Shrimp Rice Bowl with Bok Choy by The Bitter Side of Sweet
- Tex Mex Caulirice Bowl by Our Good Life
- Thai Vegetable Quinoa Bowl by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Tuna Rice Bowl with Yum Yum Sauce by Sunday Supper Movement
- Vegetarian Bibimbap by Caroline’s Cooking
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