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Looks and tastes exactly like fried rice! But so much healthier for you! Tastes amazing plain, or would also be great with some ham, chicken or meat added!Cauliflower fried rice in a blue bowl.

I have been dying without ham fried rice. And apparently the rest of the world loves it too because it is one of the most popular recipes on the blog. Sometimes eating clean and healthy can be tough. I miss my big bowl of fried rice and chinese food. I am finding out that you can still have the same kind of foods that you liked before, you just have to change them a little. And actually eating clean can be delicious!

Close up view of cauliflower fried rice.I have been able to make most of the recipes that I love and make here on the blog. I just have to change some of the ingredients around and portion control. This has made it so that it is not as bad eating clean and can be a lifestyle change. Not just a short term goal that I eventually give up on.

As soon as I saw this idea that fried rice can be made with cauliflower, I immediately went to the store and had to make it! What a great way to still enjoy all of the yummy flavors of fried rice but have it be so much healthier for you!

Cauliflower in the food processor.I couldn’t believe how amazing it turned out. The cauliflower put into a food processor made it look just like rice! I couldn’t believe it. And my first bite was amazing. Tasted just like the fried rice that I love! All of the flavors that I love about it and it was so amazing! If you are a fried rice lover like me and want to cut down on the calories, you are going to love this recipe!

Cauliflower fried rice in a blue bowl.

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Cauliflower Fried Rice

4 from 1 vote
By: Alyssa Rivers
Looks and tastes exactly like fried rice! But so much healthier for you! Tastes amazing plain, or would also be great with some ham, chicken or meat added!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings



  • Rinse and chop the cauliflower into florets and put into a food processor. (If you don't have a food processor continue to chop the cauliflower into tiny pieces.) Pulse until the cauliflower until it is small and resembles rice.
  • Preheat a large skillet or wok to medium heat. Pour sesame oil in the bottom. Add white onion and peas and carrots and fry until tender.
  • Slide the onion, peas and carrots to the side, and pour the beaten eggs onto the other side. Using a spatula, scramble the eggs. Once cooked, mix the eggs with the vegetable mix.
  • Add the cauliflower to the veggie and egg mixture. Pour the soy sauce on top. Stir and fry the rice and veggie mixture until heated through and cauliflower is tender. Add chopped green onions if desired.


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Calories: 110kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 5gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 404mgPotassium: 392mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 2315IUVitamin C: 51mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian American
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  1. This was the BEST cauliflower rice recipe my family has ever had!!! My kids (8 & 9) both had double servings! Used Grape Seed Oil for the lack of sesame and it came out perfect. Cut and rinsed cauliflower – then used a salad spinner to drain excess water off cauliflower. Helped to make a really dry “rice” that was amazing! Thank you for such a great recipe!

  2. Great recipe, it turned out delicious! I threw some broccoli in the mix as well. So yummy and clean if you use coconut aminos instead of soy sauce! I will definitely be making this again!

  3. I saw this recipe and I didn’t think it would be that good with cauliflower but you can’t even taste the difference! It was so delicious and healthy! Must make again!

  4. I made this last night for my wife and I. Added some shrimp to it as well. I wound up eating over half of the whole thing it tasted that good. By my calculations with everything put together and eating more than I should have, it was still under 600 calories.

    – George

  5. I printed out this recipe 2 weeks ago and then got sick. I finally felt like cooking today and made this for dinner. I wasn’t sure how my husband would like this cause he’s a carb kinda guy, but, we both loved it! I served it with chicken and it was hearty and satisfying! You would never guess it was cauliflower. Thanks for sharing this one…we will have it again!