Monday, July 31, 2017

Spicy Grilled Chicken Thighs w/ Stir-Fry Veggie Cauli Fried Rice

This evening I was so excited to be able to grill because it wasn't raining for a change or it wasn't so miserably hot and humid like it has been recently. I love to grill boneless skinless chicken thighs on the grill. I simply spritz both sides with olive oil spray and season them with one of McCormick's Grill Mates Seasoning. Tonight I used their Spicy Montreal Seasoning. I grilled them about 4 to 5 minutes per side at about 400 degrees and then turned the grill off and let them "bake" in the covered grill for another few minutes with the flames off.

To go along with our chicken, I wanted to make Stir-Fry Veggie Cauli Fried Rice (cauli-rice) and try a package of frozen Cascadian's Organic Cauliflower Rice that I picked up at Costco. You can rice cauliflower yourself in a food processor or blender but this was super convenient and quick. It took about 10-12 minutes to prepare and cook and it was delicious along with our chicken. I included a few photos below and the easy peasy recipe as well. Enjoy!

Stir-Fry Veggie Cauli-Rice


1 tablespoon olive oil
3 sliced green spring onions, divided
1 12-ounce bag of frozen cauliflower rice (I used Cascadian organic)
1 cup lightly steamed broccoli florets
1 small grated organic carrot
1/2 cup halved grape tomatoes
1 tablespoon butter
Salt and black pepper, to taste


In a nonstick wok or large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Saute half of the onions for 2 to 3 minutes. Add cauliflower rice, stir and cover pan. Continue to cook over medium-high heat for approximately 6-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover and continue stir-frying for about 3 minutes. Add steamed broccoli, grated carrots and tomatoes. Stir fry for an additional 2 minutes until heated through. Add butter and season with salt and pepper; stir. 



Unknown said...

Looks very tasty, a nice side dish that would go with most anything. I haven't seen the frozen cauli rice here in Canada yet and I wonder - does it taste just like home made? I noticed sometimes, buying a veggie frozen it has an off taste...?

Charlotte Moore said...

This looks so delicious!! I haven't had breakfast yet and if I had this I think I could eat it now. HA!!

BarbP said...

Unknown, re the cauliflower rice. I am on the west coast of Canada and we do have pre-shredded cauliflower rice at Costco out here, it just isn't frozen

Gourmet Girl Cooks said...

Thanks Charlotte! :-)

BarbP -- Wow, I've never seen the fresh cauli-rice at Costco. I'd love that!!! :-)