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Cauliflower fried rice in a white bowl with wood chopsticks.

Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe

Worlds better than carryout, Cauliflower Fried Rice is a quick cooking, tasty weeknight staple and a super healthy plant-based recipe the whole family will devour.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Chinese
Keyword Cauliflower
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 181kcal
Author Meggan Hill


  • 1 medium sized head of cauliflower (about 1 1/2 pounds, oe 4 cups of riced cauliflower)
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper diced
  • 1 cup ham diced
  • 1 cup frozen mixed carrots and peas
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce Tamari for Gluten Free, Coconut Aminos for Paleo/Whole30)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper or to taste
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root, minced
  • 2 scallions chopped


  • Transfer florets to the bowl of a food processor. Blend or pulse until the cauliflower has broken down into small pieces, about the shape of rice or couscous.
  • Preheat large skillet or wok. Add sesame oil. When oil is shimmering, add the cauliflower, red pepper, carrots, peas, ham, ginger, scallions, soy sauce, salt, and pepper.
  • Stir over a medium-high heat until the mixture is hot, taste and season again with soy sauce if needed.
  • Add the chopped cilantro at the end and serve at once.


Calories: 181kcal