by Olena

Cauliflower Fried Rice

by Olena

Super easy 15 minute Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe with fresh or frozen cauliflower. It is SO TASTY my kids thought it was real rice.

This super easy 20 minute cauliflower fried rice recipe was on our Friday’ night menu. You know how I feel about cooking on a Friday night?! Just like you, exactly. However, to my dismay this healthy fried rice took 15 minutes total. I even used frozen cauliflower rice, without thawing, that’s right!

It came out so tasty my kids thought it was real rice. Their eyes were a size of a saucer when I told them it’s cauliflower. 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. That’s one of the reasons children were impressed.

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Super easy 15 minute Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe with fresh or frozen cauliflower. It is SO TASTY my kids thought it was real rice.

Tips for Best Cauliflower Fried Rice

You can make your own cauliflower rice by processing cauliflower in a food processor until the rice texture.

I prefer store-bought cauliflower rice because it saves time AND its coarse texture resembles more real rice than homemade.

Buy a few bags of fresh “rice” and freeze. Then use in cauliflower rice recipes without thawing. Yes, from frozen.

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. Super easy 15 minute Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe with fresh or frozen cauliflower. 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. Super easy 15 minute Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe with fresh or frozen cauliflower. 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.Super easy 15 minute Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe with fresh or frozen cauliflower. 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.Super easy 15 minute Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe with fresh or frozen cauliflower. It is SO TASTY my kids thought it was real rice.
  5. Sprinkle with green onion and serve.Super easy 15 minute Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe with fresh or frozen cauliflower. It is SO TASTY my kids thought it was real rice.

Liked this one? Check out my collection of cauliflower rice recipes, as well as Thai cauliflower rice and cauliflower rice, chicken and beans.

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Cauliflower Fried Rice

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Super easy 15 minute Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe with fresh or frozen cauliflower (stock up at a time). 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.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

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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  1. Quick Question: Are there significant health benefits to the cauliflower as opposed to using brown rice?

    1. The only difference cauliflower is lower in calories and carbs. So, you would have to eat more cauliflower to feel fuller but will consume less carbs. Both are whole foods that are good for you! It’s just a lighter alternative for those who are watching their weight.:) Brown rice is very good too!

  2. Your cauliflower rice looks so fluffy, colorful…I guess I would say “authentic” but without all the fat and additives from the Asian buffet. Speaking of Asian Buffet, I visited one last week, and after consciously eating so healthy since the New Year, I felt HORRIBLE after my buffet dinner. It’s not that I ate so much, it’s that EVERYTHING tasted the same — which was sugar-saturated and oily. I could almost feel the organic nutrients I have been absorbing taking up the fight with against MSG, cheap chicken w/additives, and low quality beef. I will not be visiting again anytime soon, I felt so physically bad.

    Anyway back to your glorious dish….Made this last night. I can’t quite convince myself to buy pre-riced cauliflower when I can get 2 large heads for $4 right now and make my own. Because I used my own riced cauliflower, it didn’t come out as “fluffy” as yours looks, but the taste…OMG! It was delicious!! The ginger and garlic brighten the flavor of this dish so nicely. I added chicken to mine for a one pot meal. If I had opened a Fortune Cookie at the end of dinner, it would have said, “Quick, Tasty Meal Nourishes the Body and Leaves Time for the Soul.” Another winner dinner!! Thanks

    1. Yeah, eating out after you eat healthy at home doesn’t taste as good. You can taste all the crap.
      Glad you enjoyed. You can also add shrimp. I think with store-bought rice they process the stems after selling the florets separately, that’s why it’s less mushy and bigger “grain”.