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Cauliflower Fried Rice

Better than takeout, this super easy Cauliflower Fried Rice is low carb, keto friendly and ready in 20 minutes! Pair it with teriyaki chicken for the whole meal package!

Two bowls of cauliflower fried rice.

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Yup, we are still rollin’ with the Cauliflower Craze around here! Nick and I both can’t seem to get enough of this magical vegetable. Cauliflower mashed potatoes? Delicious. Cauliflower chowder? Addicting. Cauliflower rice? Our favourite cauliflower friend yet!

Today I bring you a keto fried rice made with cauliflower. It has all your fried rice favourites like onion, pepper, sesame oil, eggs and more, but with the added bonus of skipping the rice! Paired with Low Carb Honey Garlic Thighs or Keto Teriyaki Chicken, weekday dinners don’t get a whole lot tastier!

I hope you love this deliciousness as much as we do!

Why it works

  1. Skip the carb bloat by replacing the traditional rice in this yummy keto fried rice.
  2. Completely guilt free – This dish is made up of veggies on veggies with some seasonings and eggs – an excellent healthy side dish that is super delish!
  3. Fast and easy – have this Cauliflower Fried Rice on the table in 20 minutes from start to finish!
Two bowls of cauliflower fried rice.

Ingredients

  • butter
  • onion
  • red bell pepper
  • celery
  • cauliflower rice
  • garlic
  • ginger
  • ground black pepper
  • soy sauce
  • eggs
  • sesame oil
  • green onion

Cauliflower Rice – You can buy cauliflower already riced, or make your own in minutes. Never made it before? Check out this How to Make Cauliflower Rice.

Soy SauceStrict keto? Switch this ingredient for coconut aminos.

cutting board with cauliflower, red pepper, onion, green onion, celery, garlic, ginger and a couple of eggs.

How to make Cauliflower Fried Rice

If you are going to make your own cauliflower rice, start by making it, and then set it aside.

riced cauliflower.

Heat a skillet on medium heat. Dice up the onion, red pepper and celery.

Diced onion, red pepper and celery.

Add the butter to the hot skillet, then stir in the chopped veggies. Cook until the onion has become translucent. Stir in the ginger, garlic and black pepper, then continue to fry for a minute or two.

Fried veggies with ginger, garlic and ground black pepper.

Pour in the cauliflower rice and soy sauce. Mix well, place a tight fitting lid over top of the cauliflower fried rice, and allow to steam for 5 minutes.

Fried veggies with riced cauliflower and soy sauce on top.

Remove the lid, give it a stir, then push all of the keto fried rice to the sides of the skillet, making room in the center for the eggs.

cauliflower fried rice push to the sides of the skillet, allowing room in the center for the eggs.

Crack the eggs into the empty area in the hot skillet.

Cauliflower fried rice moved to the sides of the skillet with two cracked eggs in the middle.

Scramble the eggs with a wooden spoon and cook until the eggs are fully cooked, stirring often.

Cauliflower fried rice moved to the sides of the skillet with scrambled eggs in the middle.

Mix the cooked eggs into the cauliflower fried rice, then stir in the sesame oil and green onion. Serve hot!

Skillet full of cauliflower fried rice.

Watch the whole thing go down:

Expert Tips

  1. Making cauliflower rice is fast and easy to do, you’ve got to give it a try! Check out this How to Make Cauliflower Rice for the best method.
  2. Dice the onion, pepper and celery into small pieces, giving the keto fried rice a better texture.
  3. After pushing the cauliflower fried rice to the side of the skillet to make room for the eggs, let the skillet heat up a little before adding the eggs – this will allow them to cook a little better.
  4. Add your favourite veggies to make this dish your own, like mushrooms, edamame beans, carrots, broccoli or cabbage.

What to pair with Cauliflower Rice

So you’ve found your side dish, here are a few different ideas to pair with this tasty keto fried rice:

Plate with keto fried rice and low carb honey garlic chicken thighs.

Here are some other recipes you might like:

Keto Shepherd’s Pie – Better than the traditional, this Keto Shepherd’s Pie is comfort food at it’s best! It’s loaded with beef, veggies, cauliflower mash and topped with cheese!

Crispy Oven Baked Low Carb Onion Rings – An epic side dish for any low carb meal or the perfect snack, these Low Carb Onion Rings are oven baked and super crispy with an addicting salty crunch!

Crispy Low Carb Chicken Nuggets – Keto friendly and gluten free, make these Crispy Low Carb Chicken Nuggets in just 30 minutes for a fun meal or appetizer the whole family will love!

10 Minute Keto Grilled Cheese – Cheesy toasty goodness!! This Keto Grilled Cheese is ready in 10 minutes for a quick and easy lunch. Try it with pulled pork for an extra delicious spin!

Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries – The perfect keto snack or appetizer, these Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries will be the hit of the party! Try them with ranch or chipotle mayo.

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Two bowls of cauliflower fried rice.
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Cauliflower Fried Rice

Better than takeout, this Cauliflower Fried Rice is super easy to make, low carb, keto friendly, healthy and absolutely delicious!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Canadian
Keyword cauliflower fried rice, keto fried rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 138kcal
Author Aleta

Ingredients

  • 1 medium cauliflower 4 cups riced
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 cloves garlic grated or finely minced
  • 2 tsp ginger grated or finely minced
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce or coconut aminos for strict keto
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • ¼ cup green onion chopped

Instructions

Equipment Needed

Directions

  • If you are going to make your own Cauliflower Rice, start by making it, and then set it aside. Never made it before? Check out this post all about How to Make Cauliflower Rice.
  • Heat a skillet on medium heat. Dice up the onion, red pepper and celery. Add the butter to the hot skillet, then stir in the onion, red pepper and celery. Cook until the onion has become translucent. Stir in the ginger, garlic and black pepper, then fry for a minute or two.
  • Add the cauliflower rice and soy sauce. Mix well, place a tight fitting lid over top of the cauliflower fried rice, and allow to steam for 5 minutes. Remove the lid, give it a stir, then push all of the keto fried rice to the sides of the skillet, making room in the center for the eggs.
  • Crack the eggs into the hot skillet, scramble them with a wooden spoon, and cook until the eggs are fully cooked, stirring often. Mix the cooked eggs into the cauliflower fried rice, then stir in the sesame oil and green onion. Serve hot!

Notes

Expert Tips

  1. Making cauliflower rice is so fast and easy to do, you’ve got to give it a try! Check out this How to Make Cauliflower Rice for the best method.
  2. Dice the onion, pepper and celery into small pieces, giving the keto fried rice a better texture.
  3. After pushing the cauliflower fried rice to the side of the skillet to make room for the eggs, let the skillet heat up a little before adding the eggs – this will allow them to cook a little better.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition facts are an estimate only! The ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used.
Deduct fibre from the total carbs to get 7.5 g net carbs for 1/4 of the whole recipe.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25recipe | Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.1g | Protein: 6.5g | Fat: 8.3g | Sodium: 445mg | Fiber: 4.6g

16 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I have only just discovered the wonders of cauliflower rice, so will definitely be trying this!

  2. 5 stars
    I love cauliflower rice and this recipe looks so simple! I would love it as a side dish.

  3. 5 stars
    Is there anything that you can’t make with cauliflower? Honestly, it is such a versatile vegetable, and one of my all time favourites. Love using it as a substitute for rice, it is such a great low-carb option and the flavour is just fantastic!

  4. 5 stars
    I love using cauliflower as a substitute for rice, but I love how you’ve turned it into a full and hearty meal! YUM!

  5. Jacque Hastert

    5 stars
    I love the use of cauliflower in this classic dish. I bet that many wouldn’t notice the difference. I have this added to my menu for next week.

  6. 5 stars
    I love all the veggies in this cauliflower fried rice. I was skeptical about the cauliflower rice thing as a substitute, but I love it! And it’s easy to make too. Thanks for this recipe.

  7. Mama Maggie's Kitchen

    5 stars
    Yum! I really love eating cauliflower and this Cauliflower Fried Rice is perfect! I could eat this anytime of the day! Looks really delicious.

  8. 5 stars
    My all time favorite rice. Looks fantastic and delicious.

  9. 5 stars
    Yum! This looks tasty. Cauliflower rice is a staple in my kitchen, and I have even tricked a few people into thinking it’s rice.

  10. 5 stars
    I love making Cauliflower Rice, but never thought of turning it into a Fried Rice! This recipe looks so easy and tasty! I so need to try this!

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