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Cauliflower Fried Rice

by Lisa on February 10, 2014

cauliflower fried rice

I love fried rice… but I am not a big rice eater these days, and since cauli rice fits my life really well, I decided to try this spin. I’m so happy it worked!

I also use cauli rice in these things:

Cauliflower Fried Rice

4 cups riced cauliflower, loosely packed (don’t cook it, rice it raw!)
2 Tbsp coconut oil
2 Tbsp sesame oil (optional — if you don’t use it, use more coconut oil)
1 shallot or small onion, diced (I used a large shallot)
1 carrot, diced
1/4 cup peas (optional)
3 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce or liquid aminos (I used liquid aminos — if you use soy sauce, start with less and taste before adding the whole amount)
3 eggs, beaten
2 green onions, chopped

Directions: Scramble eggs and set aside. In a skillet on medium heat, heat the coconut oil, then add carrot and onion/shallot (not the green onion) and saute for a couple minutes. Add the cauliflower to the skillet, stir and add liquid aminos or soy sauce. Add the rest of the oil. Saute until softened (this took mine about 10 minutes, but it will depend on the size of your cauli rice and the heat–just taste test!). Next, add peas, eggs and green onions to heat through. Taste the mixture, and add a bit more liquid aminos or soy sauce if you like (depends how salty you want it–my hubby likes it a bit saltier than I do). Serve hot. You can add chicken, shrimp or anything you want. If you add too many veggies besides the cauli, carrots, and peas, it’ll lose it’s “fried rice” feeling.

As you can see from the pic, I left out the peas. I don’t like them, but I know they’re a “normal” thing to put in fried rice. My intention was to sub in red pepper, but my very smart husband suggested that the first time I do it, maybe I should make it as much like normal fried rice as I could. I’m glad I did–I’ll add peppers next time!

This reheats very well too! I’ve been told this can go into our regular rotation because it was amazing, like better than regular fried rice. I agree.

Do you love fried rice??

Side note: I just cleaned my kitchen after I made a huge mess while cooking (it’s a curse–I’m a kitchen slob!). While I was cleaning I diffused lemon essential oil—it smells so clean and fresh! Do you ever use essential oils? I’ve been very passionate about incorporating them into our lives (ok, obsessed), and using them for pretty much everything I can think of. My husband is the sloppiest cooker I’ve ever met (our stovetop is always covered in butter/grease splatters). I take one swipe of the stove with hot water and a few drops of essential oils… not a streak in the joint! If you are interested in essential oil chatting, come over to my essential oils facebook group! There are no rules except you have to be nice, and you can’t solicit people.

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  • 01Sarena14

    I really need to try using cauliflower instead of rice for my fried rice. I don’t think the guys would let me get away with using all cauliflower, but I wonder if I could get away with doing half and half for them? I think I’m gonna have to give it a try. Looks so good Lisa!

  • disqus_TQ1PvZonId

    I would like to know how to rice cauliflower. This looks yummy.

  • Dani

    Hi. I didn’t know how to rice cauliflower either. One option I found was to grate it it works, but I got just as good results by chopping it really really small. It may note be the right method, but it cooked well and came out really well. Hope this helps.

  • daisyday

    another simple way is to rough chop the cauliflower put in a blender fill with water and pulse till its rice. The only down side is you must really drain and blot out all the extra moisture

  • daisyday

    Made this last night and it was a HUGE hit with the whole family, great recipe thanks for sharing.

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