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Cauliflower Fried Rice

by Olena

How to make Cauliflower Fried Rice with fresh or frozen cauliflower in 15 minutes. It is SO TASTY my kids thought it was real rice.
How to make cauliflower fried rice with fresh or frozen cauliflower in 15 minutes. It is SO TASTY my kids thought it was real rice. Their eyes were a size of a saucer when I told them it’s cauliflower. It is so easy, it makes to our Friday night menu. You know how I feel about cooking on a Friday night?! Just like you. Exactly!

What Is Cauliflower Rice?

Cauliflower rice is mock or faux rice where cauliflower is processed until “rice” texture.

How Do You Make Cauliflower Rice?

  1. Separate large head of cauliflower into florets.
  2. Cut florets and stems in smaller chunks.
  3. Working in batches, add to a food processor and process until “rice” texture.
  4. Do not overcrowd otherwise “rice” will be mushy!!!

How to make Cauliflower Fried Rice with fresh or frozen cauliflower in 15 minutes. It is SO TASTY my kids thought it was real rice.

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How Much One Head of Cauliflower Makes?

If you pick medium head of cauliflower, you should end up with 4 cups of cauliflower “rice” which is a good amount to make this cauliflower fried rice recipe.

Can I Use Store-Bought Cauliflower Rice?

Yes! I prefer store-bought because it saves time and its coarse texture resembles more real rice than homemade. Pre-made cauliflower rice is made with stems, that’s why more firm texture. That’s one of the reasons children were impressed.

Can I Use Frozen Cauliflower Rice?

Yes! In fact, I want you to do that. That’s what I did and there is no point to thaw the cauliflower rice. Buy a few bags of fresh “rice” and freeze. Then use in cauliflower rice recipes without thawing.

How to make Cauliflower Fried Rice with fresh or frozen cauliflower in 15 minutes. It is SO TASTY my kids thought it was real rice.

How Many Carbs in Cauliflower Fried Rice?

1.25 cups or 1/4th of the recipe contains only 20 grams of carbs making this great low carb dinner.

Can I Add Chicken to This Cauliflower Fried Rice?

Yes! Use ground chicken or finely chopped boneless chicken breast and saute first in a pan before adding other ingredients. Proceed with recipe.

Is Cauliflower Fried Rice More Healthy than Traditional Fried Rice?

Well, fried rice using cauliflower contains more vegetables, less carbs and less crap compared to a restaurant one. Homemade fried rice using brown rice is healthy too. It just depends on a day, whether you need/want more veggies, less carbs etc.

How to Make Cauliflower Fried Rice

  1. Preheat large ceramic non-stick skillet on medium-high heat and swirl oil to coat. Add onion, garlic, ginger, carrot, peas and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. How to make Cauliflower Fried Rice with fresh or frozen cauliflower in 15 minutes. It is SO TASTY my kids thought it was real rice.
  2. Push vegetables to the side and add eggs. Cook until scrambled, stirring constantly. How to make Cauliflower Fried Rice with fresh or frozen cauliflower in 15 minutes. It is SO TASTY my kids thought it was real rice.
  3. Add cauliflower rice, stir and cook until warmed through. I used frozen!!! Don’t thaw it, just add to a skillet.How to make Cauliflower Fried Rice with fresh or frozen cauliflower in 15 minutes. It is SO TASTY my kids thought it was real rice.
  4. Push cauliflower rice to the side and add honey and soy sauce, stir well. If using thick honey, hot skillet is perfect for melting it.How to make Cauliflower Fried Rice with fresh or frozen cauliflower in 15 minutes. It is SO TASTY my kids thought it was real rice.
  5. Sprinkle with green onion and serve.How to make Cauliflower Fried Rice with fresh or frozen cauliflower in 15 minutes. It is SO TASTY my kids thought it was real rice.

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Cauliflower Fried Rice

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How to make Cauliflower Fried Rice with fresh or frozen cauliflower in 15 minutes. It is SO TASTY my kids thought it was real rice. Healthy, low carb, super light and flavourful.

  • Author: Olena of ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger, minced
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 1 cup peas, frozen
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 4 eggs, large
  • 1 lb bag of cauliflower rice, fresh or frozen
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 onion sprigs, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat large ceramic non-stick skillet on medium-high heat and swirl oil to coat. Add onion, garlic, ginger, carrot, peas and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Push vegetables to the side and add eggs. Cook until scrambled, stirring constantly.
  3. Add cauliflower rice (don’t thaw frozen one), stir and cook until warmed through.
  4. Push cauliflower rice to the side and add honey and soy sauce, stir well. Sprinkle with green onion and serve.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Notes

You can make your own cauliflower rice BUT I prefer store-bought because it saves time AND its coarse texture resembles more real rice than homemade. I swear my kids’ eyes were a size of a saucer when I told them it’s not real rice.

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About Olena

Hi, I’m Olena and this is my healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I now live on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia. I’m here to help you with “What’s for dinner?”.

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