Cauliflower Fried Rice; an easy weeknight meal

Have you heard of cauliflower fried rice? There are definitely several recipes for cauliflower fried rice floating around the internet. But if you haven’t heard of it, you’re in luck!

Why I love Cauliflower Fried Rice

This meal only takes about 20 minutes to throw together, making it a great weeknight meal. We’re all looking for easier meals, right?

I love this recipe for several reasons but the main reason is because it’s so adaptable. You can add meat or leave it out. You can sub in different vegetables. Or, you can top it with a fried egg. Whatever you do, you can definitely make it your own.

Below I’ll tell you how I did it but feel free to experiment! I’ve made this dish several times and I do it differently each time. 

Coconut Aminos

You’ll see below I used coconut aminos instead of soy sauce. We can talk about soy in another post but I try to avoid it whenever possible and the coconut aminos make for a great substitute. By using the coconut aminos, it also makes this recipe great for those doing a Whole30 or anyone sticking to a Paleo diet. 

On to the recipe!

Cauliflower Fried Rice
Serves 4
A simple weeknight meal using cauliflower in place of rice.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
  1. 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  2. 1 large clove garlic, minced
  3. 16 oz bag of cauliflower rice (You can buy it fresh or frozen.)
  4. 3-4 cups chopped vegetables (I used two chopped red bell peppers and 1 bag of frozen peas this time.)
  5. garlic powder
  6. onion powder
  7. 1/4 cup coconut aminos
  8. eggs (as many as you want)
  9. salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Add coconut oil and garlic glove to a big skillet or pan.
  2. Once heated, add bag of cauliflower rice.
  3. Cook cauliflower until warmed through.
  4. Add chopped veggies and cook through.
  5. While veggies are cooking, add garlic and onion powder. I used about a teaspoon of each but add as much as you'd like.
  6. Once the veggies are cooked through, add coconut aminos.
  7. At this point, I moved the cauliflower and veggies to the sides of the pan, creating an open spot to scramble two eggs. You could skip this step if you're going to top everything with a fried egg or if you're going to leave them out.
  8. Once the eggs are cooked, toss everything back together and mix in the eggs.
  9. Warm through and serve!
  1. Adding meat: If you're going to add meat, I would suggest cooking the meat separately and mix in before you add the coconut aminos.
  2. Eggs: If you're going to top with a fried egg, skip the part about scrambling the eggs.
  3. Vegetables: If you want to sub in different veggies, feel free! Just keep the target amount to around 3-4 cups. You could add asparagus, corn, different colored peppers, or carrots.
Adapted from Little Bits Of
Adapted from Little Bits Of
Crunchy Kat

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