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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

[Pork Fried "Rice" from Wheat Belly] No Carb Fried "rice" only with healthy ingredients

It was for this Pork fried "rice" recipe that I bought another Wheat Belly - 30-minute cookbook, recently released. 

I know that I have more than enough cookbooks on my bookshelves. But, unfortunately, it doesn't prevent me from buying a new cookbook. As  I wrote a couple of times before, I'm not following this no gluten, no carb regime. It doesn't sound do-able or totally healthy since a human is supposed to supply about half of his/her energy from carbohydrates.

According to the Institute of Medicine, recommended macronutrient proportions are as below:

Recommended Macronutrient Proportions by Age
Young children (1–3 years)45–65%5–20%30–40%
Older children and adolescents (4–18 years)45–65%10–30%25–35%
Adults (19 years and older)45–65%10–35%20–35%
Source: Institute of Medicine. Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids. Washington (DC): The National Academies Press; 2002.

But, it's also true that I tend to eat more carbs than I need since it's tasty and easiest to find. That's why I find a good carb-less recipe benefits my diet and health in general. In that sense, Wheat Belly cookbooks show me some great cooking recipes with major twists of ingredients.

One thing is guaranteed if you adopt Wheat Belly cookbook recipes. You will be able to consume a pickup truckful of cauliflower in less than a year. It's not a bad thing though, is it? :)

I find this pork fried "rice' excellent. It has a nice texture and taste. If you don't like the coconut flavour, there is no problem substituting olive oil for coconut oil.
Here goes the recipe:(adopted from 
Wheat Belly - 30-minute cookbook, p. 133)
Ingredients1 head cauliflower, broken into large pieces2 tablespoons coconut oil, divided4 scallions, sliced2 eggs, whisked1/2 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 1/2" cubes1/4 cup soy sauce


1. Wash cauliflower. 

Shred the cauliflower with a food processor or a largest holes of a box grater. A box grater does a good job.
2. Place shredded cauliflower in a microwaeable bowl. Cover and microwave on high power for 4 minutes, stirring once. You can microwave another couple of minutes if you find it's too crunchy.

Get all ingredients ready: cubed pork, whisked eggs and sliced scallions.

3. Meanwhile, in a wok or a large skillet over medium, hight heat, heat 1 tablespoon of th oil until hot. Cook the scallions and garlic for 2 minutes.

4. Add the eggs and stir continuously until cooked through and lightly brown.

5. Remove the egg mixture to a bowl and set aside.

6. Reduce the heat to medium. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the skillet. Cook the pork, stirring frequently, until no longer pink.

7. Stir in the soy sauce, steamed cauliflower, and the reserved egg mixture.

8. Cook, stirring, until heated through!

Then it's ready to serve!

Doesn't it look like a bowl of pork fried rice?
But, it's pork fried "rice" without rice, which has only 141 calories per serving!


Pork Fried "Rice" without Rice


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