28 Day Reset Fried Rice!

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Yay! It is the second day of the #28DayReset Challenge and I am feeling so good! Started my day with a workout at 7:15am and then made some fried rice for breakfast!

Wait, fried rice?

Yes, my parents used to make me and my sis fried rice for breakfast, so this is a normal thing :)

It was so delish and so fast to make! And get this…the rice wasn’t even traditional rice at all…it was cauliflower “rice”! Bet you couldn’t even tell from the picture huh? Many of you guys were asking for guidance on what to cook while on your #28DayReset Challenge, so I thought I’d show you what I was having.

Remember, while on the Reset, you will be eliminating the following from your diet for 28 days only:

  1. No dairy
  2. No gluten
  3. No added sugars
  4. No processed foods
  5. No alcohol

This will allow you to clean out your body. Then after the 28 days, you will slowly introduce one thing back in at a time to see what food sensitivities you may have. It is such a valuable thing to know your body, so I suggest you take the time to experiment and figure out your intolerances for yourself. If you want to download the free PDF guidelines, click here.

So if you’re not sure what creative things you can cook, here’s a lil inspiration!

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28 DAY RESET FRIED RICE

Makes ~ 6-7 portions

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag of Trader Joe’s Riced Cauliflower
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup shelled edamame
  • 1 cup boiled carrots, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp of olive oil or sesame oil
  • pepper to taste
  • soy sauce or coconut aminos to taste

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This is what the riced cauliflower looks like. Thank you Trader Joes! SUCH A TIME SAVER!!!!

Directions:

  1. Peel carrots, then boil carrots until soft. If you don’t want to peel them then buy baby carrots! After cooked, chop in small cubes.
  2. Also boil the chicken breast until cooked. Chop in small pieces.
  3. In a wok or big pan, set heat on high, and add the oil. Throw the chopped onion in.
  4. In another smaller pan, scramble your eggs.
  5. Once onions are slightly golden, add the cauli rice into the wok and sautee.
  6. Then add in the carrots, chicken, edmamame (ok if frozen at this point), and eggs.
  7. Sautee around and add in soy sauce and pepper to taste.

Then…you get this beauty!

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Totally ate it with some habanero sauce and nearly burned my tongue off this morning. Hahaha. I like kick. A lot of kick. It was good. Oh yah, and if you have green onions lying around, definitely top your fried rice with this. I didn’t have any on hand, but it’s something I usually always add!

Hope this helps with your #28DayReset Challenge! If you want more recipes, check out the official 28 Day Reset meal plan with over 150+ recipes! There’s also a very good plant based vegan version too.

How are you doing on the Reset so far?

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  • Angie F.

    Just made this for dinner but with spicy shrimp and it was so good! Even my mom tasted some and said it was good. Now I have leftovers for a couple of days and can mix up my protein. :)

  • Maita

    Hello! Does anyone have the proportions of this recipe for one cauliflower bouquet/head? Our supermarkets here in the Philippines don’t sell riced cauliflower so I’m going to try making it from scratch. Thanks!

    • Maita

      I tried it today and found out that for one cauliflower bouquet, you’ll just need to half all of the other indredients :D Tastes much better than I expected!!

  • Nguyet Nguyen

    Hi Cassey, is it possible to swap the cauliflower rice with brown rice?
    Thank you, Cassey!

  • zNiTcHz

    I just started http://www.elitetrainingbkk.com/ , would it be possible if I can borrow some text and ill just point it to your website? nice article by the way.

  • Sinibini1611

    Which clean soy sauce are you using cassey? Isn’t that full of stuff we don’t want in the challenge? I started one week later than you guys and so far i am doing very good ?

    • Abbigail

      You can use tamari. It’s usually gluten free but you’ll have to check the label to be sure.

      Liquid aminos are also a good option.

  • Oh, I LOVE using Trader Joe’s Riced Cauliflower! It’s the best to make grain free fried rice, cauliflower pizza and cauliflower “porridge”!

  • Rayne

    Wow this recipe is amazing! I made it for my step-father and myself, even he thought it was great and he hates vegetables! It was my first time using rices cauliflower so I was a bit hesitant, but in the end it was fantastic and tasted just like rice (coming from a person who eats rice at least three times a week). Thanks Casey for giving us this great recipe! I don’t know you you do it!

  • Shelby Benfield

    Just letting you know, there is gluten in soy sauce. Use tamari or another gluten-free substitute

  • Erin

    Just a heads up, soy sauce has gluten so make sure to use Tamari, which is gluten free soy sauce! :)

  • Kylie

    Off topic here but has anyone else not received the password for January calendar?

    • Christina

      I haven’t either! :/

      • Zhane Briggs

        Yes it was in my junk mail

  • Mary

    This was the best! Thanks for introduction to Cauli Rice!

  • Hannah Straub

    Hi Cassey! When I eat my tuna can I use a little light mayonaise? I’ve been researching and it seems to only contain eggs and some sunflower oil!

  • Andrea Damian

    This looks delicious! Unfortunately all I have nearby is Krogers and Walmart. They don’t carry that. :( But my husband and I have been doing surprisingly okay so far on the #28dayreset :)
    And I have my planner coming in soon :)

  • this dish sounds so delicious, i’m saving it for hungry me later!
    jen | velvet spring

  • Hala

    Cassie is white rice ok or i should only have brown rice ?

    • blogilates

      On the reset, brown rice.

  • Zehra

    I needed this reset and so I’m super happy to have started it but it’s a bit difficult to find anything that doesn’t have some sort of added sugar, even if it is organic coconut sugar. I work full time and have two little kids so I don’t have a ton of time to prepare breakfast in the morning or dinner on weeknights, but so far I’ve managed to stick with the reset! :) I also made steel cut oats for breakfast to take to work but would like to sweeten them up just a bit or sweeten my coffee or tea? It’s just too unpalatable to have it unsweetened. Any suggestions?

    • Auntie-Aku

      Could you sweeten the oats with berries? My weekday breakfast is always oatmeal with berries, no other sweeteners. :)

    • Tula Momma

      Precut veggies at night, throw them in a bowl with eggs in the morning, and make omelets in a waffle maker! Its basically, set and forget for 3 minutes each. Set the timer! ?

      • Tula Momma

        You can also make this ahead of time and microwave in the morning.

  • helenslight

    I have to comment here about something that is bothering me. I looked for a place I could send this via an email addie but did not find any. I wanted to do this plan. I have done it for 2 days. I have had an eating disorder for most of my life. I don’t eat very much. To make a long story short, I developed Breast Cancer and had to take the medication they give women. I took it for almost 5 years and it made me gain 50 lbs. I had been in recover for many years but this made me relapse. Finally about 3 years ago I started recovery again and started to eat again. The problem is I still have 30 of the 50 lbs to lose. I thought this would be a great idea to do this eating program. However. all the don’t eat this and don’t eat that has made me relapse. Yes in just 2 days. I wish that you, Cassie, would alert your die hard followers that if they have had an eating disorder there is a possibility that they might relapse so caution should be taken. I now have to try and stop the obsession again. It just feels so good to restrict the things I eat. I like the idea of getting clean by eliminating all things that are not always great for me. I want to do it till I lose so much weight that I will never have to worry about obesity again because I am so low in weight. Please use me as a cautionary tale and caution people to be aware. And please understand…I don’t blame anyone for my relapse. I decided to do this. No one forced me.

    • muffin_poppin

      I think I can understand how you feel, Helen. I have a history of ED myself and even though I would consider myself recovered, I still struggle from time to time. This is why I decided to take the 28dayreset as an inspiration to improve on my diet, but not necessarily cutting things out completely.

      If you’re looking for some things to help, this is what helps me every day: Yoga, POP Pilates (practicing and teaching), loving-kindness meditation, and studying to become a nutritionist. I also love the adore the talks of Ajahn Brahm on youtube. Of course, different things help different people, but maybe you like one of the things listed above.

      In my opinion, you make a very valid point and I’m sure Cassey will take it to heart for her next projects.

      I’m wishing you a strong mind, self-love and the grit you need to overcome once more. I know you can do it! We ladies stand strong <3 <3 <3.

      • helenslight

        Hi Muffin,
        You are very kind to reach out to me. I still want to use the program Cassie recommends but I am not going to be so controlling with all the “don’ts listed”. I can really get into that if I am not careful. Your compassion shows that you will be a great nutritionist. I will look into your suggestions. In fact I am going to save your post so that I can refer back to it. We all need all the encouragement we can get.

        I never say I am recovered from this beast we call an Eating Disorder. I think I will always be in recovery. I am glad you think Cassie will take notice of my comments. I wish you well also.

    • Erin

      Hi!
      We really appreciate you sharing your heart and soul on this serious topic. We in no way could have imagined this affecting anyone negatively with our omission lists. Many cleanses, diets, resets, and omission/allergy plans must exclude unhealthy items, or items that are highly sensitive for some people, in order to get the desired result. I presume it’s the “don’t” or “off limits” nature of this that triggers some of the habits or tendencies you mentioned. There’s not much we can do about the phrasing of the don’t list, because there are things we just plain have to exclude, but perhaps focusing on all the “do” foods would be a more optimistic approach, and we can certainly work on that. I often prefer to think of all the GLORIOUS and healthy things I can have vs the things I can’t.
      We will certainly use your story as we create new content in order to be aware and sensitive at all times. Our goal is always to help. My advice would be to perhaps list out the vast array of “yes” foods and get excited about those, and/or just start with one of the omission foods at a time as you see fit. Like maybe steer clear of just dairy for a week and feel that out. If it’s good, try one more thing, or if not, don’t. Your mental and physical health are really important to us, and we always like to tell people- baby steps are ok. Be proud of doing 10% instead of 0%. Many people don’t try at all because they can’t go in 100%. But 50% is better than nothing. And it’s a baby step way to reach bigger goals.
      Bless you for caring enough to share and comment! Xoxo

      • helenslight

        Hi Erin,
        I like your idea of focusing on the foods that I can have and listing them out. I also like the idea of eliminating one thing at a time. You are very helpful. I will be proud that I do whatever percent that I do. Thank you.

    • Tula Momma

      You may want to follow @xogingy on Instagram for inspiration and ideas. She’s had food issues in the past as well and is super muscular and healthy now. She’s #inspo for a lot of people.

      • helenslight

        Thanks, Tula :-)

  • Michelle

    Not a fan of soy as its very unhealthy especially for women but this looks so good! I will have to give this a show.. Made spaghetti squash chow mein last night, so good!

  • Kitty

    Hi Cassey! This recipe looks amazing!
    I was wondering if I could substitute the cauliflower rice with brown rice? Thank you so much :)

    • blogilates

      Yes that is reset friendly!

  • Hannah

    Hi, I was just curious if tofu was an acceptable vegan source of protein on the 28 Day Reset? And/or what other vegan protein sources are approved? I need more protein than is typical for others due to a medical issue, aiming for ~100g a day or so. I am hoping to start following the 28 Day Reset soon (though I can’t afford to purchase the full version, or the PIIT28 workouts, sadly). Thanks!

    • Michelle

      Not to start a fight but if you need that much protein, a vegan lifestyle is probably not ideal for you as plant proteins are really incomplete and unless the soy is fermented, it’s really toxic to your health, especially women since it mimics estrogen.

    • Breanna

      I really like lentils and quinoa, and I can’t think of any reason why those wouldn’t be acceptable on the Reset, as long as you prepare them in a reset-friendly manner. Quinoa is really good for salads or side dishes (also really good with a bit of coconut oil) and lentils can be made in a ton of different ways. I believe quinoa is also a complete protein

      • Tula Momma

        They’re both on the list.

  • Haniah Shaik

    looks reallyyy good and i love fried rice <3 but just wondering if you could make the cauliflower rice at home or if you could substitute it with brown rice and it would still taste good?

    • just buy a head of cauliflower or a frozen bag of cauliflower florets and put it in the food processor to chop it up like rice. It’s what I do and it’s much cheaper than buying it from Trader Joe’s.

  • Jona

    This dish looks wonderful. But I personally do not have any opportunities to buy all the “fancy stuff” that belongs in a lot of these dishes because I live in Europe and our supermarkets are different from those in America. Mostly I can not find the foods there or they are very expensive. Thats why I already struggle with my breakfasts while giving my best to do the challenge.

    • Kat

      Riced cauliflower is just grated cauliflower if that was difficult to find.

    • Kristina Marie Margaret

      I live in northern Wisconsin in a tiny town. I feel you. I just use my food processor to make cauli rice. And I leave out the edimame because I’m not doing soy or legumes right now.

    • Sille

      you could just but the cauliflower in a blender for a few seconds, that has the same results. I struggled with the breakfast as well at first. But now I am mixing frozen fruit with oats and chia seed and almond milk and it keeps me easily full till lunch and it tastes amazing!

  • Hey Cassey, I was wondering if you’d make a workout calender for ADVANCED popsters out there since you’ve been making so much for beginners! I want something challenging for myself again!

    • blogilates

      Have you tried the PIIT28 program yet?

      • I haven’t yet; it is good for advanced popsters? I don’t purchase workout programs at the moment so that’s probably what’s holding me back :/

  • how many portions does this make?

    • blogilates

      oopsies! just added that! It makes 6-7 portions for the entire week!

  • Eva

    Soy sauce is okay on the 28 day reset? Is sesame oil ok too?

    • blogilates

      Yes sesame oil is ok. Soy sauce is fine but if you want to stay away from soy, you can use coconut aminos.

      • Michelle

        Edamame is soy as well.