Secret Ingredient Asian Stir-Fry – fool me once, fool me rice…

Secret Ingredient Asian Stir-Fry – link to recipe in post

Back in June (really? It’s August already?) I had the honor of receiving The Food Stories Award for Excellence In Storytelling from the lovely and talented C.J. Her, along with her team of foodie judges (including Jen from Juanita’s Cocina, Kim from Treats and Trinkets, Jennie The Messy Baker, Uru from Go Bake Yourself, & Heidi the Young Grasshopper) selected me from over 25 other nominees. Wow! I can’t thank you each enough. And a special thanks to Abby of Seaweed and Sassafras for nominating me for the award.

(Check out the announcement post about me, here: June Award Winner)

As stoked as I was to have won, you all know I’m a bit of a procrastinator. Around mid July I was finally getting around to making my acceptance, when the dreaded blue-screen of death came and claimed my computer. After an entire week without my laptop, my data in mid-backup-limbo, and two days straight of scans, anti-virus downloads, and reboots, things finally began to look normal again. Computer problems that jeopardize my data are possibly the most stressful thing I’ve ever encountered… am I the only one who suffers from (nearly) my entire livelihood being kept in cyberspace?

But I digress… at last, my computer boots, my data is safe, and all is right with the world. Onward!

This may look like a simple rice stir-fry, but there’s something a little different this time. Can you see what it is? There isn’t any rice in it! That’s right, this dish is entirely grain free. I know it, I know… it looks like rice… but really, it’s a vegetable in disguise. I recently discovered that cauliflower can make quite a convincing substitute to grains… and while I don’t have a grudge against good ol’ rice, I’m quite taken with it!

This dish falls into the category of a one-pan wonder… quick to throw together, tasty, nutritious (though I suggest adding a protein if you want to make a meal out of it), and cooks up in one pan for easy clean up. Plus, for those with any dietary restrictions, it’s entirely grain-free, gluten-free, and vegan.

For the recipe, and the rest of my acceptance post, click here:

>>Food Stories Blog – Secret Ingredient Asian Stir-Fry<<

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14 Responses to Secret Ingredient Asian Stir-Fry – fool me once, fool me rice…

  1. Foodie Stuntman August 9, 2012 at 5:06 pm #

    Looks delicious!

  2. mjskit August 10, 2012 at 2:30 pm #

    Congratulations! Great recipe! Just left a comment at C.J.’s and come over to check out your blog. Very nice!

  3. Courtney J August 10, 2012 at 8:13 pm #

    Yum! I’ve been wanting to try using cauliflower like this. Awesome recipe! :)

  4. CJ - Food Stories August 11, 2012 at 3:21 pm #

    I use cauliflower like this all the time and it is tasty. Thanks for guest posting at Food Stories and for just being yourself …. Major Congrats !

  5. Abby August 11, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

    Ah! So glad everything was fixed. This looks so good! And congratulations again :D

  6. August 11, 2012 at 7:55 pm #

    congrats on your award! so exciting! You definitely deserve it:)

  7. Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes August 12, 2012 at 1:03 am #

    Congrats Willow, I can’t thinkof anyone more deserving of this award than you! and lets talk about this riceless masterpiece- so freaking genius!

  8. Lisa Dawn August 13, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

    The hubby and I made this last night. FANtastic. Really, really great. Thanks for such a great idea!

  9. Elana @ The Inventive Vegetarian August 14, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

    Congrats! This dish is genius – I’ll definitely be trying out cauliflower “rice” soon!

  10. Dawnye7 August 18, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

    Congratulations. BTW – the dish looks really good.

  11. Donna November 23, 2016 at 1:35 pm #

    the recipe link doesn’t work. I keep getting a 404 (faultly link or page not found) error. I would really like this recipe

  12. Adele April 8, 2018 at 3:22 am #

    Hey Willow still can’t get the link for the recipe!!!

  13. Adam February 2, 2020 at 3:25 am #

    Hi Willow. Would love to try this recipe but the link to your other website doesn’t work.

    Same goes for the one shared to Donna.

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