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Cauliflower Fried Rice

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Cauliflower Fried Rice

Looking for a tasty and healthy main course? Cauliflower fried rice is your best bet. It’s a great twist on traditional fried rice, thanks to its low-carb nature. You still get all the yummy flavors and bright veggies from Chinese fried rice but with less carbs.

It’s easy to make. You can either chop the cauliflower finely or use a food processor for quick rice-like bits. Then, stir-fry it with things like eggs, scallions, ginger, and garlic. This easy cauliflower rice stir-fry is ideal for any meal. It’s good for those avoiding gluten, has less calories, and offers more veggies in your diet.

What to see how it’s done? Watch the videos below to learn how to make your own Chinese-style cauliflower recipe.

Exact Ingredients (+ Possible Substitutes)

To start, get the main cauliflower rice ingredients. You can use a whole fresh cauliflower or already-grated from the store. It’s a tasty and healthy choice for dinner.

Then, use a vegetable oil substitute like avocado or coconut oil. Eggs add flavor and more protein. Don’t forget scallions, garlic, and ginger for taste.

For those who can’t have gluten, add gluten-free soy sauce. It keeps the dish savory. For extra taste, mix in red pepper flakes and a bit of sugar. Peas, carrots, and nuts like cashews add texture and nutrients.

It’s easy to adjust the recipe for different diets. You can skip the nuts or eggs as needed. This dish remains yummy and ready for anyone.

  1. Cauliflower or pre-grated cauliflower rice
  2. Vegetable oil or substitute like avocado oil
  3. Eggs
  4. Scallions, garlic, and ginger
  5. Gluten-free soy sauce
  6. Red pepper flakes and sugar
  7. Peas and carrots
  8. Optional: Cashews or peanuts


Making cauliflower fried rice is fun and easy. Follow our guide to make a yummy, nutritious meal.

First, get all your ingredients ready. Shred or chop the cauliflower. Beat some eggs with a bit of salt. Cook them until they’re soft. Set them aside for now.

The secret to an excellent cauliflower fried rice is balancing flavors and textures. Use fresh ingredients for the best results.

Get a big pan and heat some oil in it. Toss in the scallions, ginger, and garlic. Let them smell nice. These make your stir-fry tasty.

Now, add the cauliflower. Mix it with the other stuff well. Add soy sauce, your favorite spices, and a little sugar. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring now and then.

Put in the peas and carrots for crunch and color. Add salt and pepper as needed. Mix in the eggs. Give it a good stir.

Your cauliflower fried rice is ready. This quick recipe makes a delicious, healthy dish. Enjoy!

Tips, Tricks & Storing

To make great cauliflower fried rice, follow some key tips and tricks. Start by prepping all your ingredients. Stir-frying is fast, so it’s important to be ready. And using a nonstick skillet makes everything better, stopping the rice from sticking.

Getting creative with cauliflower rice is fun. Try adding different veggies and proteins. This makes the dish your own and spices up meal prep.

For great meal prep, how you store the rice is important. It’s best fresh but keeps well for 4-5 days in the fridge. Just use an airtight container. When reheating, be gentle to keep the flavor and texture.

Remember, preparation is key to mastering any stir-fried dish!

Recipe Variations & Serving Suggestions

Cauliflower Fried Rice is a dish that suits many tastes and diets. One fun way to enjoy it is by adding a mix of colorful veggies. You could mix in some red and yellow peppers, edamame beans, or soft tofu. This makes the dish not only more nutritious but also adds different textures and flavors.

Looking to add more protein? Try sautéing some shrimp to give it a tasty twist. You can also use chicken or steak for a more filling meal. For egg lovers, adding eggs keeps the dish classic and tasty.

Try using traditional soy sauce instead of gluten-free Tamari for a change. This swap keeps the umami flavor but makes it more classic. These tweaks aim to make your meal just how you like it, catering to your tastes and diet.

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Jenny has always been passionate about cooking, and she uses her platform to share her joy of food with others. Her recipes are easy to follow, and she loves giving tips and tricks to help others create their own unique culinary creations.