Chicken Sausage, Cauliflower & Bamboo Rice with Veggie Stir Fry

Everyone loves a good stir fry for dinner. But what you get it out at a restaurant, it tends to not be the healthiest dish to get. They're usually smothered in sauce and oil to get a lot of flavor in a bowl, and well... it's typically fried. Maybe not deep fried, but it's pan fried with a lot of oil nonetheless. A stir fry can easily be made at home, and can be more nutritious (and just as delicious) as takeout. Foregoing the sauce is a key component, on top of not frying. By choosing a tasty grain for your meat and veggies to sit upon, along with spices, herbs, garlic, etc you won't want a sauce anyways. I really like to go with something flavorful like bamboo rice, forbidden (purple) rice, quinoa, or even barley. These all has great flavor on their own, and pair well within a mixed dish. Also, really pile on the veggies along with spices and garlic. These will contribute to some fantastic, flavorful combinations.

What you need...

  • 1 1/2 links chicken sausage (about 100g), cut into coins
  • 1/4 cup bamboo rice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 85g cauliflower rice (about 3/4 cup), thawed from frozen
  • 60g spinach (about 1 cup, packed)
  • 2 tablespoons onions, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped ramps (or garlic)
  • 100g cherry or grape tomatoes, you can either leave whole or slice in half
  • 1 teaspoon ghee or butter
  • Oil spray for the pan
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. In a medium sauce pan, combine the bamboo rice and water. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 15 minutes, until water is absorbed and rice is cooked.
  2. While the rice is cooking, heat up a skillet on medium heat and spray with oil to help keep anything from sticking. Add the sausage coins and stir around until browned and fully cooked. Toss in the cauliflower rice, onion, ramps, spinach and tomatoes and quickly cook until the spinach is wilted. Add some salt and pepper to taste, remove from heat.
  3. Once the rice mixture is finished cooking, remove from heat and stir in the ghee and some salt and pepper. Top with the sausage and vegetable mixture. You can add some hot sauce if you like a little heat. That's it, you're finished! Simple as that, and not as bad for you as a stir-fry from a restaurant, but just as flavorful.

**This recipe serves one. Multiply as needed

Macros: 14g of Fat, 50g of Carbohydrates, 27g of Protein. About 434 calories (these are approximate and may vary due to preparation type, type of food and other factors)