Cauliflower Fried Rice – Healthy, low-carb, and seriously tasty! Tastes so much like the Chinese takeout but without the guilt. Perfect healthy side dish
Cauliflower Fried Rice
Ever since I discovered that cauliflower can replace bread, potatoes, and rice, I am hooked! I can enjoy that same texture and flavor without the guilt. Plus, this Cauliflower Fried Rice is quicker to make that the full carb version.
The beauty of this particular Cauliflower Fried Rice recipe is that you can make it in the oven or on the stove. So use whatever method is easier for you.
I am a huge fan of Chinese food but I know how many calories each dish has. So I try to avoid it whenever I can. Now I can satisfy my cravings with less calories and with high-quality ingredients.
The process is rather simple. Start with a beautiful head of Cauliflower:
Take out the leaves and divide in florets. Next, you place them on a food processor until you achieve the texture or rice.
Now you can choose to make your Cauliflower Fried Rice in the oven or on the stove. This time, I placed the “rice” and veggies in the oven.
And then I add the rest of the ingredients.
It turns out delicious, flavorful and filling. Eat it with a fork or with chopsticks. I serve this Cauliflower Fried Rice as a side dish but you can certainly add in some chopped chicken or shrimp and make it an entree. You may also like this Quinoa Fried Rice Recipe, Ranch Whole Roasted Cauliflower or Lemon Balsamic Asparagus.
My husband does triathlons and trains every day. He usually eats very leanly, so in turn, our whole household eats very low fat and low carb. This Cauliflower Fried Rice has become a weekly staple. It’s so easy! My kids love it as well and it also makes great leftovers.
I hope you can try this delicious Cauliflower Fried Rice at home. If you do, please upload a pic on Instagram and tag me @Livingsweetmoments or use the hashtag #LivingSweet. I promise to repost it.
- 1 large head of cauliflower chopped
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/2 shallots minced
- 1/2 cup frozen peas and carrots thawed
- 1/2 cup frozen corn thawed
- 2 Tablespoons sesame oil or olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
Preheat oven to 375 Degrees Fahrenheit
Chop the cauliflower into small florets and put them into a food processor
Pulse until it's small and looks like rice
You may need to scrape the sides of the food processor once
In a bowl combine the cauliflower rice, sesame oil, garlic, shallots
Spread the cauliflower on a large baking sheet and roast for 8 minutes. Spread again and roast for another 8 minutes
Add the veggies to the cauliflower rice and stir. Roast for an extra couple of minutes
Pour the soy sauce and stir. You can add 2 scrambled eggs, shrimp or chicken to this as well
*If you prefer this can be easily made in a skillet. Just saute the cauliflower rice with the onions and garlic until soft. Then add the rest of the ingredients.
You may also like:
Ranch Whole Roasted Cauliflower
I made this for dinner tonight. It was very good. I did add a little more soy sauce and sesame oil. It is a keeper.
Hi Toya! thanks for your feedback. I’m glad you liked it! Have a great weekend.
This is tasty!!! I served it with teriyaki chicken. It will be a repeat at our house. Enjoyed by us very much!
Thank you !
glad you liked it Sue! Teriyaki chicken sounds delicious!
I am on weight watcher program trying to stay away from many carbs and have this every week as well as being a bowl for lunch. So yummy!
So glad you liked it Cindy! I am trying to stay away from carbs too!
This is probably a dumb question, but at what point would you add the eggs? I’m trying the recipe out without them this time around. It’s really good!
Hi Heather! You can scramble them and add them add the end of if you’d prefer “Japanese” style rice, add them whisked and uncooked during step 7 and mix.
Let me know how it turns out!
Michelle Quinn says
If I wanted to add chicken would I cook it first and then add it or would it cook with everything else? Sorry, I don’t cook much!!!
Hi Michelle! Add the chicken first. Let me know how it comes out!
I want to make this tonight but did you drain the cauliflower after putting it in the food processor? I’ve never made “rice” but I’ve made pizza crusts along with other things and cauliflower has so much water you always have to drain it..I just don’t want to screw this up! Lol
Hi Kaitlyn! You place the RAW cauliflower in the food processor so it gets “riced” before it gets cooked to avoid being watery. Hope that helps!
Thank you for such a quick reply! I just ate dinner and holy cow! This was so delicious! I will definitely be making this recipe again! Thank you
I am so glad you liked it Kaitlynn! Excellent way to replace carbs!
Kate Dougherty says
Awesome recipe! I just made it, and it tastes just like fried rice!
Thank you for your feedback Kate! I’m glad you liked it!
The recipe is good and healthy without the egg or chicken added suggestion as eggs are full of fat and bad cholesterol and chicken now known to be a carcenogenic and bad cholesterol. And it’s destroys an animal life out of pure gluttony. Other than that the recipe is good.
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Glad you liked it
Thank you for a great alternative to starchy rice in a favorite dish. Made it tonight for the first time and it was perfect!! Only change I made due to,sodium restrictions at home was use 1 T soy sauce and 1 T water, totally Un-noticeable !
Awesome Jan! Glad you liked it! Who knew cauliflower could taste this good? Thanks for your feedback!
Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. I’m so glad I found this. I tried this tonight and I loved it. I added a little bit more sesame oil and soy sauce (low sodium) and added ground pepper too. I’m a diabetic and I love rice so it was a struggle to cut off rice and a lot of carbs that I love from my diet. So glad to find other alternatives so I don’t feel deprived.
Thank you, Angela! I’m glad you liked it! Cutting carbs can be a pain, thankfully cauliflower turned out to be a magical ingredient in my kitchen.
I am going to make this recipe, but I am lazy and bought pre-chopped cauliflower. How much does a head of cauliflower make? I was also going to try frozen broccoli, carrots and water chestnut mix. They are the steamfreash brand. Should I cook them first and then add them?
It makes about 2 cups Angelina. About the frozen veggies, yes cook them first and make sure you drain them before adding it with the rest.
Love the recipe but hated having to scroll through so many adds , and dumb adds at that , with false stories about the Gaines’s. Very annoying.
I am so sorry you had that experience, Ann. Glad you liked the recipe
Do you add 1/2 of one shallot or 1/2 cup of shallots? I can’t wait to try it out!
Hi Emily! sorry for the confusion. I add 1/2 a shallot. If you want to add more, you can!
Thank you very much for adding the nutritional breakdown. My daughter is diabetic and it is a great help when these are listed. The only problem is that the serving size is not listed in the nutritional breakdown? Why any chance do you know what it is, or is this based on the whole recipe?
Hi Sheena! This recipe feeds around 3-4 people.. I forgot to weight the serving 🙁 Sorry about that.
How long does this last in the fridge?
About 3-4 days
Staging Queen says
Hi Tiffany, Thanks for this delicious receipe! It tasted so much like fried rice that my husband and son enjoyed a second helping! It was great that you included the nutritional info as well. I used the fresh cauliflower rice from Trader Joe’s and it worked out perfectly. I also tried your receipe for a change with the fresh brocolli rice also from Trader Joe’s. Just as delicious!
Thanks for your feedback Staging Queen! Glad you and your husband liked both recipes. Riced cauliflower is so good and we get to enjoy it while avoiding those pesky carbs!
Loved it! Added a diced chicken breast and it was a great meal!! Thanks for the recipe!
You’re welcome Ellen! Glad you liked it!
Looks yummy, going to try it out this week! Under the ingredients, it just says “1/2 shallots”. 1/2 of what? Thanks!
it just means 1/2 shallot minced 😉 guess there’s an extra “s” there
I would like to know how much is a serving size for this meal. I am not only having to cut oxalate, but losing weight as well. Any help would be appreciated.
Hi Tiffani! depending on the size of your cauliflower each serving would be 3/4 to 1 cup
How delicious and what fun! The savings on carb calories is a lot, too, Been wanting to try a cauliflower rice recipe for a while now and made it today for breakfast with an egg and some egg whites. I love stir frying, been doing it for decades, so I have my preferred sequence. Used onion because I didn’t have shallots, fresh carrots in the chopper after the cauliflower, and a T ea. of oyster sauce and water whisked in with the sesame oil and soy. The texture is so much like traditional fried rice, and the flavor scrumptious. Thank you for your inspirational recipe, I can see it with many vegetable and protein variations. Good work!
Glad you liked it! Thanks for your feedback! Oyster sauce sounds like a delicious addition to the recipe.
Can I make this with frozen riced cauliflower?
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