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Cauliflower Fried Rice with Ham
with mushrooms / fried egg

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min
If this is your first time trying kimchi (fermented Korean cabbage), this revised version of a Cook Smarts classic is the perfect recipe to ease you in and got great reviews when we first introduced it to our meal plan service in 2014. The kimchi provides crunch and the pickling liquid from the kimchi provides just the right level of flavor.


Cauliflower Fried Rice with Hamm:
  • Kimchi - 2 cups , chopped
  • Ham, thick deli-sliced - 8 oz , chopped
  • Mushrooms, any brown - 8 oz , sliced
  • Asparagus - 12 oz , trimmed and chopped into 1” / 2.5cm pieces
  • Green onions - 3 stalks , chopped green and white parts separate
  • Limes - 1 , wedges
  • Cooked cauliflower rice (leftover from Tuesday) - ~2 cups
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
  • Bragg's / coconut aminos - 1 Tbsp
  • Pickling liquid (from jar of kimchi) - 2 Tbsp
  • Eggs - 4
  • Hot sauce (opt) - for serving


  1. Kimchi - Place colander / strainer into a bowl and separate pickling liquid from the cabbage.
  2. Ham / Mushrooms / Asparagus - Prep as directed. Combine mushrooms and asparagus in one container. Store ham separately. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Green onions / Limes - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

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  1. Heat a wok over medium-high heat. Add first part of oil and then white parts of green onions, mushrooms, and asparagus. Saute until any moisture from the mushrooms is cooked off and vegetables are tender, 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. To vegetables, add ham and saute until ham is starting to brown, ~3 minutes more. Pour aminos and pickling liquid over stir-fry and toss to coat.
  3. Add cauliflower rice and cook until cauliflower is warmed through.
  4. Set stir-fry aside (covered so it stays warm) and place a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add second part of cooking oil and then crack eggs in oil. Fry eggs until cooked to your liking (on one side for sunny-side up, or flip to cook on both sides.)
  5. Serve fried cauliflower rice with fried eggs on top. Garnish with green parts of green onions and lime wedges. Season with some more aminos or some hot sauce if you’d like. Enjoy!



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