Vegetarian Cauliflower Fried “Rice”

This vegetarian cauliflower fried “rice” has the texture and flavor you crave from traditional fried rice, but it’s loaded with veggies, high in fiber and low in carbs. Serve with your favorite protein for a nourishing, paleo-friendly meal.

Cauliflower fried rice has the texture and flavor you crave from traditional fried rice, but it’s loaded with veggies, high in fiber and low in carbs. Serve with your favorite protein for a nourishing, paleo-friendly meal.

If you’ve been following EBF for a while you’ll know that I’m a huge advocate of planning out your meals for the week as a way to stay on track with your healthy eating goals. (Get my meal planning tips and grab my free meal plan printable here!)

We love using Terra’s kitchen for a variety of reasons. Not only is it super convenient, but it gives us a basic meal plan for the week (without having to do anything except choose the meals) and saves me time both with grocery shopping and meal planning. It also ensures we cook at home more often than not. We usually order three full meals for the week and sometimes I’ll add on an extra protein option (usually shrimp or chicken) so that we can use it for a simple dinner recipe or as a protein option for lunches.

Vegetable Cauliflower Fried Rice

Add Shrimp for a More Protein

This dish is low in calories and carbs so I recommend pairing it with some sort of protein or serving it as a side dish. I really like adding shrimp, similar to my quinoa fried rice recipe. I simply cook the shrimp in a separate pan with al little oil, salt and pepper and serve it over the cauliflower fried rice for a full meal.

This cauliflower fried rice has the texture and flavor you crave from traditional fried rice, but it’s loaded with veggies, high in fiber and low in carbs. Serve with your favorite protein for a nourishing, paleo-friendly meal.

If you try this cauliflower fried rice recipe please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting us know how it turned out. Your feedback is super helpful for the EBF team and other EBF readers!

Cauliflower Fried Rice

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This vegetarian cauliflower fried rice has the texture and flavor you crave from traditional fried rice, but it’s loaded with veggies, high in fiber and low in carbs. Serve with your favorite protein for a nourishing, paleo-friendly meal. 
Cauliflower rice with carrots, corn, and broccoli in a pan.=
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons avocado oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 1/2 cups cauliflower florets*
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1/3 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/3 cup fire roasted corn
  • 2 teaspoons low-sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • sesame seeds and sriracha, for serving

Instructions
 

  • Add cauliflower to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until broken into rice-size pieces.
  • Heat a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add in 1 tablespoon avocado oil, onion, garlic and ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper. Stir while cooking for about 1 minute.
  • Add cauliflower and salt to the wok and cook, stirring constantly for 2 minutes. Season with ground pepper, to taste. Remove to a bowl.
  • Place the wok back over high heat and add 1 tablespoon avocado oil, sesame oil, broccoli, carrots and corn. Cook, stirring until broccoli is cooked through but still has a crunch, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add cauliflower rice back into the wok with the veggies. Add tamari and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds just before plating and serving.

Notes

  • You can buy pre-chopped cauliflower rice if you don’t own a food processor. This also helps reduce clean up time.
  • If you want to add a protein to this, I recommend adding shrimp. Simply cook the shrimp in a separate pan with al little oil, salt and pepper and serve it over the cauliflower fried rice for a full meal.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/2 of recipe Calories: 246kcal Carbohydrates: 21g Protein: 7g Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 2g Sodium: 608mg Fiber: 4g Sugar: 6g
Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: cauliflower fried rice

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    145 comments
    1. Justine
      December 3, 2020 AT 8:41 pm

      How much cauliflower rice do you need if you’re buying it pre-riced? I have a food processor but it’s so messy and my kitchen is tiny.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        December 3, 2020 AT 10:16 pm

        Hey Justine – I would say about 10 ounces of pre-packaged rice.

    2. billie
      October 28, 2018 AT 9:59 pm

      If you’re using Cauli rice from a frozen bag do you need to thaw first or ??? Thanks!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 29, 2018 AT 9:17 am

        Nope! It cooks up really quickly from frozen.

    3. Alyssa @ life of blyss
      August 16, 2018 AT 2:13 pm

      This looks delish- our favorite protein!!

      I’ve been wanting to try Terra’s Kitchen since you’ve started posting delicious looking pictures of the meals. I love the convenience and the fact that it’s a healthy meal!

    4. Lisa
      August 3, 2017 AT 11:04 am

      Our family has gone 100% healthy and Terra’s Kitchen looks awesome when you’re cooking healthy for teens.

    5. Sarah Frye
      August 3, 2017 AT 9:50 am

      I would like to try Terra’s Kitchen because they focus on healthy meals based on the Mediterranean lifestyle, which is the way I choose to eat. When I try new recipes, I can be sure that they are ones I will keep since their philosophy of clean eating is in line with my priorities. I am excited that healthy eating is becoming more accesible and fun; my victory in the kitchen is when my husband likes the meal too!

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