Our Cauliflower Fried Rice looks and tastes just like fried rice! Perfect for a low carb diet or if you are trying to get your kids to eat their vegetables! Great side dish or add in Chicken, Shrimp or beef to make it a meal!
Cauliflower fried rice is the perfect side dish (or dinner) if you are looking for a low carb diet or gluten-free recipe (or trying to sneak vegetables into your families dinner!)
Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe
Cauliflower Fried Rice is my new favorite side dish and quick dinner!
I am a carb addict – so I am always looking for carb substitutes that will meet my carb needs. This Cauliflower fried rice completely tricks my brain into thinking that I am actually eating rice.
If you love fried rice but are trying to watch your carbs, gluten-free or paleo, you will love this recipe. It is super easy and takes no time at all to make!
Our Cauliflower Mac and Cheese recipe is another great cauliflower recipe that will satisfy your pasta cravings!
My friend Sally, is an amazing cook. She always has great recipes and has yet to fail me on a single one. She is the mastermind behind my incredibly successful No-Bake Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars.
When we were together the other day and we were talking about what to make for dinner, Sally told me about this and I couldn’t wait to give it a try.
Make a cauliflower fried rice stir fry!! I served the cauliflower fried rice with an easy to make beef stir fry and it was a huge hit, even my kids loved it! They didn’t even realize they were eating cauliflower!
- Frozen riced cauliflower or a head of cauliflower
- Sesame oil (substitute option: canola oil)
- Frozen peas and carrots
- Soy sauce
- Garlic Salt
How to make Cauliflower Fried Rice
- Either rice your cauliflower (see below instructions) or, even easier, grab frozen riced cauliflower. Let the cauliflower and frozen vegetables thaw slightly. (They don’t need to be totally defrosted, just enough so that you can break up the chunks. This will make it easier to cook.)
- Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Saute onions until soft and add in the frozen vegetables and cook until soft.
- Add in the cauliflower rice and cook stirring often, until heated. Add the soy sauce and mix well.
- Slide the cauliflower mixture over to one side of the pan and add the eggs on the other side of the pan and scramble. Break the scrambled eggs into small pieces and once cooked, mix with the rest of the mixture and add additional soy sauce.
- Add the salt, pepper, and garlic salt to preference.
- Optional: add in protein like chicken, tofu, steak, or shrimp.
- Serve immediately.
More Healthy Recipes
- Baked Chicken Tenders
- Cauliflower Bread Sticks
- What to Cook in an Air Fryer (my favorite way to make healthy recipes taste amazing!
- Cauliflower Pizza
- Easy Grilled Tilapia
- 3-Ingredient Breakfast Cookie
- Air Fryer Fried Chicken
FAQ About Cauliflower Fried Rice
How to Make Riced Cauliflower
Trim off the florets off of a head of cauliflower, cut off as much of the stem as possible. Put the florets in the food processor and pulse until the cauliflower resembles a grain similar to couscous. (be careful not to over-process it)
Does Cauliflower Rice Freeze Well?
Uncooked riced cauliflower is good in the freezer for up to 4-6 months. When you are ready to cook the cauliflower just remove it from the freezer and let it thaw overnight in the fridge.
Now that we went all healthy with our dinner, we have some extra room for dessert – LOL!
Cauliflower Fried Rice
- 1 Bag Bag of frozen Trader Joes Riced Cauliflower or a head of cauliflower chopped up and "riced" in a food processor (let it sit on counter for a few minutes so that it is slightly thawed...bang it a little to break up the chunks, you will need about 1½ cups chopped)
- 2 Tablespoons sesame oil (you can use canola if you don't have sesame)
- 1 Small onion (chopped)
- 1 Cup frozen peas and carrots (thawed)
- 1/4 cup broccoli (chopped)
- 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
- Salt and pepper
- Garlic salt (optional)
- 1 Egg
- Heat oil in a large skillet on medium/high heat.
- Saute onions until tender. Add peas, carrots, and broccoli and cook until soft.
- Add frozen cauliflower (or fresh riced cauliflower) to the pan. Mix with vegetables and continue to saute until the cauliflower is no longer frozen.
- Add approximately 2 tablespoons of soy sauce and mix well.
- Slide the rice to one side of the pan and scramble the egg on the other side of the pan.
- Once the egg is cooked, mix in with the rice and add additional soy sauce (to taste preference)
- Add salt, pepper and garlic salt to preference.
- Serve immediately.
Nutrition per serving
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Originally posted: June 15, 2016
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