This cauliflower fried rice is a delicious and simple way to get a comfort meal and pack in some extra veggies.
Made with riced cauliflower, eggs, carrots, and peas, this keto-fried rice is a great side for any Asian meal.
You are going to love this riced cauliflower fried rice! Not only is it a healthy option for lunch or dinner but it’s incredibly easy to throw together too! Enjoy this low carb Chinese cauliflower rice in about 30 minutes from start to finish. This dish comes together so quickly you’ll be amazed!
The BEST Cauliflower Fried Rice
This egg fried cauliflower rice tastes just like regular fried rice but better. This Asian cauliflower rice is one you won’t soon forget. Instead of using white rice, we use a cauliflower head that has been pureed into small rice grain sized pieces and with that, we get the base of the dish. Addin in soy sauce, veggies, and scrambled eggs we get an incredible side dish that’s as easy to prepare as it is tasty!
Ingredients you’ll need for cauliflower fried rice
- Cauliflower head
- Large carrot
- Garlic cloves
- Green onions
- Frozen green peas
- Yellow onion
- Sesame oil
- Soy sauce
For the exact amounts needed, please see the recipe card below.
How to Make Cauliflower Fried Rice
To make the riced cauliflower, remove the stalk and the leaves from the cauliflower head.
Chop the cauliflower into floret sized pieces and then place them into your food processor.
Pulse for a few times until it looks about the size of grains of rice. Set it aside.
Chop your onion and carrot into small pieces and slice up the white part of the green onion.
Add two tablespoons of sesame oil to a large skillet or pot and place it over the stovetop on medium heat.
Saute the carrot, onion, and green onion in the oil until soft.
Add in the cauliflower rice and stir together until golden and tender.
Add in the frozen peas, stir together to thaw.
Finally, add in two beaten eggs and stir together until well combined.
Keep the pot over the stove for 2 minutes, while stirring together occasionally until the egg is cooked.
Season the dish with soy sauce and sliced green onion.
Serve warm and enjoy!
Make sure that you scramble the eggs together in a separate bowl BEFORE adding them to this cauliflower fried rice recipe. This is because there won’t be much room to scramble the eggs in the pot. Another way that you can do this is to scramble and cook the eggs in a completely different skillet and then stir them into the pot when they are finished.
If desired, add some lemon juice and chili flakes for additional seasoning. Yum!
Is cauliflower fried rice Keto?
This riced cauliflower fried rice is a keto-friendly option due to the low carb nature of the recipe. This recipe makes 2 large serving-sized portions at about 38 carbs per serving. But keep in mind that those serving sizes are truly meant for this to be a meal of its own and not a side dish. to make smaller portions you can easily get 4-6 good side dish sized portions from this one recipe which means far fewer carbs per serving.
Can I make riced cauliflower fried rice with frozen riced cauliflower?
Yes, in your grocery store’s freezer section you should be able to find a bag of frozen riced cauliflower. You can use this instead of a freshly chopped head of cauliflower.
This not only helps to cut down on time spent prepping but also helps to cut down on the number of dirty dishes to clean up afterward. I recommend thawing the cauliflower before use as it will reduce the cooking time needed to thaw and turn golden.
Why is my cauliflower fried rice soggy?
While making this easy cauliflower fried rice you should note that you do not want to overcook the dish. Cauliflower will sweat and release moisture as it cooks, and to leave it in the pot means it will continue to do this and soften as it goes.
To avoid a soggy “rice” dish, you want to cook it just until the “rice” is golden in color and then follow through with the recipe before removing the pot from the heat. Do not overcook the fried rice with cauliflower rice unless you are okay with a softer texture.
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- Jamaican Jerk Roasted Cauliflower
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