Cauliflower Fried Rice (One Pot)

Quick and easy cauliflower fried rice recipe, ready in less than 30 minutes on stovetop in one pot is an easy weeknight meal. It’s packed with vegetables and Chinese flavors. Many flavor variations are possible!

The first time I had cauliflower fried rice, I almost puked because I overcooked it and it became very soft and “mushy.” Thankfully, I have learnt from my mistakes.

Cauliflower rice stir fry is a healthy weeknight meal!

I was on the Whole 30 diet last month and this low carb cauliflower fried rice helped curb my rice cravings  a bit. Don’t get me wrong… I still LOVE regular rice and this would never be able to replace that.

Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe

How to Make Cauliflower Fried Rice?

In a nonstick pan, heat oil and stir fry onions, garlic, mixed vegetables and cauliflower rice. Season with salt, pepper, soy sauce, sriracha. Mix everything together until rice is tender and serve.

How to Cook Cauliflower Rice?

It’s typically used in stir fry recipes on the stovetop but you can also cook it in the microwave and oven.

What is Cauliflower Rice?

It’s rice that’s made by grating a head of cauliflower.

Is Cauliflower Better For You Than Rice?

Yes, it’s low carb, making it a healthier alternative to regular rice.

Can You Buy Cauliflower Rice?

Yes, most big grocery stores are carrying frozen cauliflower rice. Trader Joe’s cauliflower rice rocks!

What Does Cauliflower Rice Taste Like?

It has a mild “veggie” taste but if seasoned properly, it can soak up a lot of delicious flavor. It’s light and fluffy has a firmer, chewy texture, compared to regular rice.

What Can I add to Cauliflower Rice?

  • Chicken
  • Beef
  • Shrimp
  • Eggs
  • Vegetables

Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice

In a nonstick pan, heat oil and stir fry some chicken until golden brown. Then, add onions, garlic, mixed vegetables, cauliflower rice, salt, pepper, soy sauce, sriracha. Mix everything together until rice is tender and serve.

Cauliflower Shrimp Fried Rice

In a nonstick pan, heat oil and stir fry some shrimp until golden brown. Then, add onions, garlic, mixed vegetables, cauliflower rice, salt, pepper, soy sauce, sriracha. Mix everything together until rice is tender and serve.

How to Make Cauliflower Rice

Tips For Healthy Cauliflower Fried Rice:

  • DON’T omit sesame oil because it adds a lot of flavor to the overall recipe.
  • Add stir fried chicken or shrimp to make it a more filling meal.
  • Fresh or frozen cauliflower rice can be used in this recipe.
  • DON’T overcook this rice because that will make the rice very “mushy” and inedible.
  • Use a NON-STICK pan to prevent any sticking and burning.
  • ADJUST the amount of spices, based on your preference.

One Pot Cauliflower Fried Rice (Frozen or Fresh)

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Easy Cauliflower Fried Rice (20 Minutes)
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5 from 3 votes

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Quick and easy cauliflower fried rice recipe, ready in less than 30 minutes in 1 pot is an easy vegetarian weeknight meal. It's packed with vegetables and Chinese flavors. Many flavor variations are possible!

Servings: 3 People
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Chinese
Keyword: dinner recipe, fried rice,, vegetarian meal
Calories: 216 kcal
Author: Abeer

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Sesame oil OR 1 tbsp sesame oil + 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp Onion Finely chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic Finely minced
  • 1/2 cup Mixed vegetables Frozen
  • 4 cups Cauliflower rice
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 3 tbsp Soy sauce Low sodium
  • 1-2 tbsp Sriracha sauce
  • 2 Eggs Optional
  • 1 stalk Green onion Thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Cut a cauliflower head into big chunks grate it in a food processor to make rice or just use frozen cauliflower rice. 

  2. In a nonstick pan, heat oil over medium high heat. 

  3. Add garlic, onions and stir fry until garlic is fragrant and golden brown. 

  4. Add mixed vegetables, cauliflower rice and stir fry for about 4 minutes until the rice starts to become tender. 

  5. Add salt, pepper, soy sauce, sriracha sauce and mix everything together.

  6. Push this rice mixture to one side of the pan and make scrambled eggs on the other side. Then, mix everything together. 

  7. Prior to serving, drizzle some more soy sauce and garnish with thinly sliced green onions. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days. 
Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 216 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 1241mg 52%
Potassium 795mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 5g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 34.8%
Vitamin C 135%
Calcium 7.8%
Iron 11.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy cooking everyone!

3 comments on “Cauliflower Fried Rice (One Pot)”

  1. Cauliflower fried rice is a perfect idea and healthy option to a traditional rice.!

  2. What a great idea! I love fried rice and often make it with quinoa instead but I love this alternative. Can’t wait to try it!

  3. tried this tonight w/ celery,carrot,red pepper, and grated ginger in place of the garlic- omitted the sriracha b/c I didn’t have any-added a bit of sesame oil for taste at the end-delicious-will do it again often

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