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Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice

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Skip the rice and replace with cauliflower for an easy source of veggies! This cauliflower rice recipe gives you the perfect excuse to keep your dinner low in the glycemic index and load up on sulforophane-rich vegetables. The recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, grain-free, added sugar-free, and pescatarian.

Shrimp fried rice has been one of my favorite foods for as long as I can remember. When I went gluten-free in high school my parents found a Chinese food restaurant that made fried rice using brown rice and gluten-free tamari sauce instead of the soy sauce! Talk about a progressive restaurant! I’m taking that dish to the next level of nutritious! This recipe is a spin off of your regular rice-based dish but instead of the rice, the base is cauliflower (if you couldn’t tell by the title!).

Cruciferous Vegetables

Cauliflower is in the cruciferous vegetable family, meaning that it is high in a compound called sulforophane. Others in the family include broccoli, cabbage, brussels sprouts, kale, arugula and collard greens. A 2013 animal study found that mice who were given doses of sulforophane were less likely to develop osteoarthritis. Compared to the control group, the mice given the sulforophane had less cartilage damage too. This is only one of many examples of plant-based chemicals working on a cellular level to reduce inflammation and disease progression. Food really is medicine! Enjoy!