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BN TV: Here’s How to Make “Fried Rice” without Rice on Bukie’s Kitchen Muse



You’re probably wondering just HOW on earth can you make Fried Rice without the Rice? Well, Bukie of Bukie’s Kitchen Muse has the perfect alternative for you, Cauliflower! Here’s what she told us

One of the most popular questions I get from fans about eating healthy in Nigeria centers how plausible it is especially when the average meal is already in itself high in carbs and calories. It’s tough, however, one of the reasons that I feel so passionate about my Alternative Food series is the fact that there are alternative ways of cooking and enjoying African food without being condemned to a life of salads, fruits and smoothies to stay healthy. One of such alternatives is the Cauliflower – which I think is my perfect alternative to rice. First and foremost, it is low in calories when compared to rice at about a ratio of 1:8 (Cauliflower: 25 Calories per cup; Brown Rice: 218 Calories per cup). It also tastes great and responds well under light seasoning.

On this episode, I cover how to use Cauliflower as a substitute for rice in this Cauliflower “Fried Rice” recipe. Hope y’all try this sometime. Bon appetit!!

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  1. omo-iya

    August 17, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Madame. this title is a bit misleading, no? Why not just call it fried cauliflower or stir fry? How does a vegetable become an alternative to rice?

    • Fifi

      August 17, 2016 at 8:26 pm

      Give her break bikonu,

  2. Madam

    August 17, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Hey boo you’re dealing with intelligent individuals. …. Pls it’s cauliflower stir fry and not fried rice…

  3. Amina

    August 17, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Actually it is called cauliflower couscous

  4. ngozi

    August 17, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    very nice dish and interesting recipe. i will try this. goodluck

  5. NA YAM

    August 17, 2016 at 5:01 pm


    • Bodunade

      August 17, 2016 at 5:44 pm

      You have like a million monikers lol.

    • lol

      August 18, 2016 at 9:13 pm

      Oh, so you notice too? She is deceitful.

  6. Big Tee

    August 17, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    If there is no rice in it, it should be called “fried something”, but not fried rice…..all this efiko people….that was how someone gave eba a very strange name……I rebuked the devil trying to feed me strange food, in my mind I ate eba and stew…I don’t care what you call it.

  7. S!

    August 17, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Maybe she grew up abroad, but I found it funny when she talks of her mom feeding her cauliflower when she was young. When I first had cauliflower was in Mr. Biggs fried rice & that was circa 2000/1

    • Fifi

      August 17, 2016 at 8:22 pm

      I grew up in Yabaun the 80s and we ate cauliflower, broccoli, peas, cabbage in my house especially with rice(white, jollof n fried) my mum used to bring those bags of frozen veg from iceland uk, trust i hated cauliflower n still do because as she said always soggy n bland but wud try this recipe

    • The Kitchen Muse

      October 11, 2016 at 1:45 pm


  8. Fifi

    August 17, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    *yaba in

  9. Fifi

    August 17, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Still want to know where she bought her pots abi she doesnt read comments nii?

    • Anon

      August 17, 2016 at 8:52 pm

      I buy coloured pots from John Lewis and M&S.

  10. cara

    August 18, 2016 at 1:15 am

    Konjak rice or noodles is the best alternative in dishes like this.

  11. bibi

    August 18, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Will try this. Hay market here I come!

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