Weeknight dinners are often all about the bowl – some type of whole grain, bean or lentils, roasted veggies, and a delicious dressing. I never get sick of this BUT sometimes I forgot just how easy (and quick!) it is to whip up a stir fry recipe like this one. The key is cooking the grain – or in this case cauliflower rice – on Sunday so all you have to do is throw broccoli and a few other veggies in a pan. But don’t worry if you didn’t plan ahead, unlike regular rice, cauli rice only takes a few minutes to cook!
Crazy for Cruciferous
Did you know broccoli has more vitamin C than some citrus fruits?! Next time you feel that cold coming on you may just want to reach for that head of broccoli instead.. or cauliflower, Brussel sprouts, kale, bok choy, and cabbage for some other pretty amazing nutritional benefits. They’re rich in vitamins C, K, folate, and fiber, making them anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting, cancer-fighting, skin-protecting, and anti-aging. They also contain a compound called indole-3-carbinol that promotes the breakdown of estrogen and can help counteract or protect against some hormonal imbalances.
Basically, they are super good for you and promote your body’s natural detox processes. This bowl is loaded full of them with a triple punch from the broccoli, cauliflower, and bok choy. The cauliflower stores well in the fridge so it can be made in advance – and used in place of any grain all week. Feel free to add in any of your favorite veggies to this stir fry!