Cauliflower Fried Rice

Fried rice is easily one of my favorite dishes. I think you will love this spin on it. Using cauliflower as a substitute for rice is a great way to cut down on carbs. This recipe is also Whole 30/Paleo compliant.

It’s easy to make your own cauliflower rice, although they do sell it in most grocery stores in the produce section now. I much prefer the fresh made. Just cut your head of cauliflower into manageable pieces and toss them into your immersion blender and pulse it a few times until it resembles rice. Be sure not to mix it up too much so you don’t end up with cauliflower mush. Let’s jump into the recipe.

Cauliflower Fried Rice


Difficulty: Medium
Feeds: 4 people
Time: Dinner


  • 1 cauliflower head
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 large egg
  • salt and pepper for taste
  • cooking spray
  • 1/2 onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen peas and carrots mix
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 5 scallions, diced, whites and greens separated
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce, or more to taste (Use Coconut Aminos for Paleo/Whole30)


  • Chop the cauliflower into florets, then put half of the cauliflower in a food processor and pulse until the cauliflower is small and resembles rice – now set that aside and do the same thing with remaining cauliflower.
  • Combine egg and egg whites in a small bowl and whip with a fork. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Heat a large saute pan or wok over medium heat and spray with oil.
  • Toss your eggs into the pan and cook until done. Sat aside
  • Add the sesame oil and saute onions, scallion whites, peas and carrots and garlic about 3 to 4 minutes, or until soft. Raise the heat to medium-high.
  • Add the cauliflower “rice” to the saute pan along with soy sauce. Mix, cover and cook approximately 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until the cauliflower is slightly crispy on the outside but tender on the inside.
  •  Add the egg then remove from heat and mix in green scallions.

Have you tried this recipe? Let us know what you think in the comments!


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