Ideal Protein Diet - Colored Peppers & Ham Saute With Sweet Coconut "Rice"




rainbowsmiles
06-21-2012, 09:00 PM
These look seriously YUM rainbow!!!! What else ya cookin up there? Keep the creations coming girl!!

ok...so OMG....this was sooooooooooooooooo good!!
COLORED PEPPERS & HAM SAUTE WITH SWEET COCONUT "RICE"
sometimes the best dishes come from "scrapping the barrel" when there's nothing left at the end of the week to cook!! haha

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i know lots of IPeeps have made the cauliflower rice....however, instead of grating it...which is what i was going to do, as i was getting my box grater out of the drawer, i saw my old cheese grater....you know the kind....like they have at olive garden when they come around asking if you want cheese....with everything!! but i digress....anyway, i thought hmmmm....so i popped in a few small pieces of cauliflower and churned away...and into the bowl dropped the most perfect tiny pieces of cauliflower...very tiny almost grits size....(hmmmm cauliflower grits....another day).....it was like tiny rice!!

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maybe someone else already tried this...but i never knew and love how easy it was!!

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so i heated the pan...and used 1/2 tsp coconut oil....and added all the cauliflower and sauteed until lightly browned in a very dry pan...didn't add any other thing except salt and pepper...and OMWORD.....IT TASTED LIKE COCONUT RICE or toasted coconut vermicelli!!!!!

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i got so excited i forgot to take pics of the ham and peppers sauteing in the other pan!! hahaha but i sauteed some red and orange mini bell peppers sliced and some green onions in a pan with 4 oz. diced ham...once lightly browned i de-glazed the pan with about 1/4 cup 0/0/0 chicken broth. in the end, i plated it on each side, but ate it mixed!! i topped it with some fresh parsley and thyme from my herb garden!! whooop whoooop!!! YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love it when i make something soooo good for me that tastes sooooooo delicious!!!

so i made it again, and took some photos of the ham and peppers and green onions in the pan!! it was just as good as before!! this is a keeper recipe!!!!

ok new photos!!! this is sooooo good!!!
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I LOVE that IP makes me THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX...and cook in ways i never imagined doing!!!

...and THATS....WHAT WAS FOR DINNER!!! :D


JellyMae87
06-21-2012, 09:03 PM
you are very creative... I guess you are replacing FinnSteven :)

joysh
06-21-2012, 09:36 PM
ok...so OMG....this was sooooooooooooooooo good!!

sometimes the best dishes come from "scrapping the barrel" when there's nothing left at the end of the week to cook!! haha


I LOVE that IP makes me THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX...and cook in ways i never imagined doing!!!

...and THATS....WHAT WAS FOR DINNER!!! :D

Whoa! Rainbowsmiles! This looks awesome! Are we really on a diet?

Can't wait to try this! Thanks for the recipe and the beautiful pictures of something we can eat! Red background is lovely, too.
:wave:


Ravenswood2012
06-21-2012, 09:47 PM
ok...so OMG....this was sooooooooooooooooo good!!
COLORED PEPPERS & HAM SAUTE WITH SWEET COCONUT "RICE"
sometimes the best dishes come from "scrapping the barrel" when there's nothing left at the end of the week to cook!! haha



I LOVE that IP makes me THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX...and cook in ways i never imagined doing!!!

...and THATS....WHAT WAS FOR DINNER!!! :D

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That looks FANTASTIC!!! I will now be getting one of those "Graters"

Dakin
06-21-2012, 09:49 PM
Thanks for the idea! I've only done the cauliflower rice a couple of times bc grating it was such a chore, and I don't have a food processor. But I DO have a cheese grater.... Thanks! :):)

GrandmaKiss
06-21-2012, 10:54 PM
Is coconut oil OP phase 1?

Longhorn Energy
06-21-2012, 11:19 PM
Looks pretty darn good. I do mine in the food processor, same blade and wow its fast. I do up a whole head at a time and just keep in the fridge so its not such a pain each time.

As a group we should post more non recipe foods. Thx for the ideas

Thedollylala
06-21-2012, 11:32 PM
I'm not on this diet but Dang that looks good!!!

rainbowsmiles
06-22-2012, 08:36 AM
Is coconut oil OP phase 1?
i don't think it is technically, but sometimes i substitute 1 tsp coconut oil for 1 tsp olive oil....you could just use olive oil instead....only it wouldn't have that delicious coconut taste!! you could probably use olive oil and coconut flavoring???

Looks pretty darn good. I do mine in the food processor, same blade and wow its fast. I do up a whole head at a time and just keep in the fridge so its not such a pain each time.

As a group we should post more non recipe foods. Thx for the ideas

yeah.....envious here...i unfortunately do not have a food processor. how does it keep pre-grated in the fridge???

rainbowsmiles
06-22-2012, 08:36 AM
you are very creative... I guess you are replacing FinnSteven :)

what is finnsteven?

rainbowsmiles
06-22-2012, 12:18 PM
you are very creative... I guess you are replacing FinnSteven :)

what is finnsteven?

nevermind!! i found out WHO finnsteven is haha wow he has a ton of great recipes!!!!!!!!!

IPdivajen
06-22-2012, 01:52 PM
Question - I've never made the cauli rice before so pardon my stoopid question. :)

Do you boil the cauliflower first? Or is the only cooking it gets in the pan after you've grated it?

Thanks!

rainbowsmiles
06-22-2012, 02:02 PM
Question - I've never made the cauli rice before so pardon my stoopid question. :)

Do you boil the cauliflower first? Or is the only cooking it gets in the pan after you've grated it?

Thanks!

for this recipe, the cauliflower is raw, grated and sauteed in the pan :)

Ugh73
06-22-2012, 02:08 PM
for this recipe, the cauliflower is raw, grated and sauteed in the pan :)

Thanks, that was my question too! It looks so good! I wonder if I could grate then pop it in the microwave with a bit of chicken broth or garlic?
I need to get one of those tools today!

Jonsgurl0531
06-22-2012, 02:13 PM
I tried grating before(super messy) or smashing after boiling and I prefer after.. When I make "rice" I just mash it less than when I make them as potatoes. So if you do not like it one way try it the other :).

Fresh also is WAY better than frozen.. my frozen ones came out yucky.

rainbowsmiles
06-22-2012, 02:14 PM
Thanks, that was my question too! It looks so good! I wonder if I could grate then pop it in the microwave with a bit of chicken broth or garlic?
I need to get one of those tools today!

if you want to make something similar to mashed cauliflower, cooking in the microwave with broth is good for that, but if you want to make your cauliflower like rice or cous cous you want to dry cook it in the pan so it doesn't get mushy...but holds its tiny rice like shape, IMHO! :D
you DONT HAVE TO USE COCONUT OIL....you can just use pam spray or a tiny bit of olive oil, but you really are toasting the cauliflower in this recipe....and its yummmy!! i use a coconut oil spray also, in the can like pam spray, hope that helps explain a little :)

Longhorn Energy
06-22-2012, 02:59 PM
yeah.....envious here...i unfortunately do not have a food processor. how does it keep pre-grated in the fridge???

I was lucky, found a real nice one for about 30 bux. They are getting pretty cheap if you look around.

The 'rice' stores not too bad, I can easily store it 5 days or so, after that it gets a bit funny colored, but still tastes and smells normal, but for about $2 a head its a super cheap vegtable. I just use a rubbermaid type dish with lid.

rainbowsmiles
06-22-2012, 03:12 PM
I was lucky, found a real nice one for about 30 bux. They are getting pretty cheap if you look around.

The 'rice' stores not too bad, I can easily store it 5 days or so, after that it gets a bit funny colored, but still tastes and smells normal, but for about $2 a head its a super cheap vegtable. I just use a rubbermaid type dish with lid.

thanks a million!!! using that little grater is much easier now though, to just make it fresh whenever i need it, but before grating it, uggg it got everywhere and i wondered how it would keep if i just did the whole head at one time!! now i know! thanks ever so much!!

IPdivajen
06-22-2012, 03:16 PM
Thanks! I like that you just cook it in the pan - much faster, and one less pot to clean! Will be giving this a whirl tonight as we do have a Parmesan grater at home. :)

Momto2cs
06-22-2012, 03:20 PM
My clinic sells coconut oil for use in phase 1, so it should be fine.

rainbowsmiles
06-22-2012, 03:23 PM
Thanks! I like that you just cook it in the pan - much faster, and one less pot to clean! Will be giving this a whirl tonight as we do have a Parmesan grater at home. :)

the whole meal came together in a matter of minutes. i think i only sauteed the "rice" for about 3-4 mins. i should have paid more attention, but it was one of those things that you just go to the fridge and see whats in there to cook, and your brain just puts things together, and then wa la....you have a meal, so i got all excited and didn't pay real close attention, but i am making it again tonight!! :D thats how good it was!!

the peppers and green onions only sauteed a short time too then the ham is basically heating it up good and getting it a little browned....

you could probably do it in one skillet, peppers and ham on one side and "rice' on the other, i just was winging it for the first try and wanted my "rice" to stay a bit firm and not be mushy, like cous cous!

good luck!!!!!!:D

amandie
06-22-2012, 11:29 PM
Whoaaa, I'm not on this either but that seriously looks delicious, I'm practically drooling over it. Now I am thinking about a lot of "rice" recipes- bet cilantro lime "rice" would be delicious with some shrimp or chicken in it, yes?

rainbowsmiles
06-23-2012, 10:18 AM
Whoaaa, I'm not on this either but that seriously looks delicious, I'm practically drooling over it. Now I am thinking about a lot of "rice" recipes- bet cilantro lime "rice" would be delicious with some shrimp or chicken in it, yes?

oooo that sounds good!!!!

Ugh73
06-26-2012, 04:40 PM
Haha I just tried to make the "rice" I got one of those graters, just like Olive Garden. After cranking forever, my arms were sore and I had less than 1/4 cup. Starving, I ended up cutting off small florettes and steaming over some chicken broth in the microwave, then mashing.
Oh well....

rainbowsmiles
06-26-2012, 04:47 PM
Haha I just tried to make the "rice" I got one of those graters, just like Olive Garden. After cranking forever, my arms were sore and I had less than 1/4 cup. Starving, I ended up cutting off small florettes and steaming over some chicken broth in the microwave, then mashing.
Oh well....

oooh bummer....you must have a "fine" grater....mine has 3 attachment blade wheels and i use the larger one. sorry....don't give up though, try again!! :)

Ugh73
06-26-2012, 05:14 PM
Yeah mine is plastic too, maybe that's the difference? I also think I put too much salt on the cauliflower, and I feel bloated. Drinking water....

rainbowsmiles
06-26-2012, 05:16 PM
Yeah mine is plastic too, maybe that's the difference? I also think I put too much salt on the cauliflower, and I feel bloated. Drinking water....

mine is plastic too, it just has 3 inserts with fine, medium and large grater holes.

cauliflower definitely fills you up!!! :D

Ugh73
06-26-2012, 05:21 PM
Just more proof that I'm no cook, lol!

robin532
06-26-2012, 05:35 PM
Wow, I can't wait to try this! Thanks!

rainbowsmiles
06-26-2012, 05:37 PM
Just more proof that I'm no cook, lol!

nah not at all, just proof that you are willing to look outside your comfort zone of cooking and try new things!!!!!!!!!! way to go!!!!!!!!!!!

rainbowsmiles
06-26-2012, 05:38 PM
Wow, I can't wait to try this! Thanks!

robin....its delicious!!

paulimapi
06-26-2012, 09:28 PM
Your recipes make me happy! Keem 'em coming! :D

MrsPookie
06-26-2012, 10:06 PM
Hi Everyone

I tried the rice tonight.....oh it was soooo good.
I sauteed the cauliflower in 2 tsp of coconut oil....and sprinkled Mrs Dash's Table blend......it was better than I thought it would be. I think I found my new favorite vegetable
Thanks for the idea

Sharon

FinnSteven
06-27-2012, 03:13 AM
what a FANTASTIC recipe! I also loved your summer cucumber/celery/mint/parsley. Brilliant! xo

rainbowsmiles
10-03-2012, 04:29 PM
what a FANTASTIC recipe! I also loved your summer cucumber/celery/mint/parsley. Brilliant! xo

thank you Finn....i LOVE LOVE LOVE ALL of your recipes!!!
THANK YOU for all that you do to inspire so many people!!:hug:

Samkatmom
10-03-2012, 05:14 PM
Thanks for the idea! I've only done the cauliflower rice a couple of times bc grating it was such a chore, and I don't have a food processor. But I DO have a cheese grater.... Thanks! :):)

I have a ninja blender and it did a great job of "ricing" the cauliflower.