Cauliflower Fried Rice

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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.

Cauliflower Fried Rice

4 from 1 vote
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
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 6 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 head cauliflower (about 2 ½ cups chopped in a food processor)
  • 2 Tbs sesame oil
  • 1 small white onion chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots thawed
  • 2-3 Tablespoons soy sauce more or less to taste
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 Tbsp chopped green onions chopped, optional

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

Alyssa Also Recommends:
Want to make this even easier? Here are a few products that I LOVE:
•Cuisinart Food Processor
•Utopia Kitchen Cooking Knives
•Staub Cast Iron Skillet

Nutrition

Serves: 6

Calories110kcal (6%)Carbohydrates10g (3%)Protein5g (10%)Fat6g (9%)Saturated Fat1g (5%)Cholesterol55mg (18%)Sodium404mg (17%)Potassium392mg (11%)Fiber3g (12%)Sugar3g (3%)Vitamin A2315IU (46%)Vitamin C51mg (62%)Calcium40mg (4%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian American
Keyword cauliflower fried rice, fried rice, fried rice recipe
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. 4 stars
    Good easy recipe but it was fairly tasteless even with ginger added. I had to add a lot of oyster sauce to get any flavor but I will make it again and will also add Asian 5 spice to it.

  2. This was a hit with my finicky husband & son! They said it tasted just like real rice! I used frozen riced cauliflower & thawed it a bit before mixing into pan.

  3. Delicious. Love it! Will make this again & likely add more onion and use a little olive or vegetable oil less sesame oil.

  4. This recipe turned out excellent. Was worried it would’ve too much onion, but it wasn’t. I added a quarter cup red quinoa because a bit short on the cauliflower and it was great.

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