Quick & Easy Cauliflower Fried Rice

Quick, easy cauliflower fried rice – delicious, healthy, and low in carbs!

This cauliflower fried rice is quick and easy to make! It's healthy, paleo, low carbs, low calories and grain-free

Who knew cauliflower rice could be so tasty! Cauliflower is a great substitute for rice when you’re looking for something a little healthier, lower in carbs, and grain-free. It’s perfect especially for those following a Paleo diet.

This cauliflower fried rice is so quick and easy to make! In 20 minutes, you can have a totally delicious main or side dish that everyone will love.

All you need to do is wash a head of cauliflower, remove the florets from the stem, and pulse it in the food processor until it has the consistency of rice. You can also use the shredding blade of your food processor or a box grater. Then, simply stir fry the grated cauliflower with the rest of the ingredients. The final result is pretty amazing!

Feel free to add chicken, shrimp, or other proteins to make it a complete meal.

Once the cauliflower is riced, cook what you need, and store the rest, uncooked, in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw on the counter for a few minutes before using.

Even if you aren’t a fan of cauliflower, I recommend you trying this quick and easy cauliflower fried rice. You won’t be disappointed! 🙂

Try out this quick and easy cauliflower rice and let me know what you think. Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to take a picture and share it on my Facebook page or tag it #aseasyasapplepie on Instagram! I love seeing what you come up with!

This cauliflower fried rice is quick and easy to make! It's healthy, paleo, low carbs, low calories and grain-free
5 from 5 votes
Quick & Easy Cauliflower Fried Rice
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Author: As Easy As Apple Pie
Course: Side Dish

This cauliflower fried rice is quick and easy to make! It's healthy, Paleo, low-carb, low-calorie, and grain-free!

Leftovers will keep refrigerated for about a week.

  • 1 medium cauliflower head cut into florets
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 160 grams (1 cup) frozen peas and carrots thawed
  • 2 large eggs whisked
  • 2-3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce (Tamari for gluten-free, Coconut Aminos for Paleo)
  • 2 spring onions thinly sliced
  • sea salt and ground pepper to taste
  1. Rinse and chop the cauliflower into florets and put into a food processor. Pulse until the cauliflower resembles rice.
  2. Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sautee the garlic, ginger and onion, until the onion soften (about 2-3 minutes).
  3. Add the peas and carrots, and cook until they are heated through (about 3 minutes).
  4. Slide the vegetables to the side, and pour the beaten eggs onto the other side. Using a spatula, scramble the eggs.
  5. Once cooked, mix the eggs with the vegetables.
  6. Add the cauliflower rice, soy sauce, salt, and pepper. Stir and cook for 4-5 minutes until tender and a bit crispy.
  7. Remove from heat, add the chopped spring onions, and serve.
  8. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information
Amount per serving (253g) — Calories: 141, Fat: 6.3g, Saturated Fat: 1.3g, Cholesterol: 93mg, Sodium: 558mg, Carbohydrates: 16g, Fiber: 5.6g, Sugar: 6.6g, Protein: 8.4g

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19 comments on “Quick & Easy Cauliflower Fried Rice”

  1. Your photos, as always, are so pretty and enticing! I love cauliflower, and this is such a nice, healthier option to fried rice!

  2. This is so quick and delicious looking. I love cauliflower in rice.

  3. I really like this idea. I have used cauliflower as a substitute for other things but not tried fried rice yet. I will be trying soon!

  4. I love cauliflower prepared this way. No one else seems to like it “riced” but I’ll happily munch on it for a couple days.

  5. The cauliflower rice recipe is so delicious. Tastes just like the real thing.

  6. Wow! This was amazing. I just finished dinner and I couldn’t have hoped for an easier or quicker meal. Thanks

  7. Hi, I just wanted to make sure that you counted the sesame oil in the total calories per serving?

  8. So good! Thank you for the recipe

  9. Hi, just a quick question but how would you go about adding a meat to this dish, such as chicken or steak to really round it out as a meal rather than just a side?

  10. This is my first time trying riced cauliflower. You’re recipe was spot on! I had to vari a little. I used frozen prepackaged riced cauliflower, frozen peas and carrots and threw in a can of chicken breast. It still was fantastic! I think I may have gone too easy on the cauliflower though because I wasn’t sure how many cups a head made. Do you know?

    Thanks for sharing! I’m so excited about this… and my picky eating husband was gong nuts over this! So much flavor! He’s always the first to turn up his nose at substitute foods so most the time I’m on my own which is hard being a diabetic and cooking two meals! This one we can both enjoy!

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