Cauliflower Fried “Rice” with Leftover Ham

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Cauliflower Fried “Rice” with Leftover Ham is a great way to use up that leftover ham from the Holidays, without the calories and carbs you may have over-indulged on.

Cauliflower Fried "Rice" with Leftover Ham is a great way to use up that leftover ham from the Holidays, without the calories and carbs you may have over-indulged on.

This low-carb mock fried rice is made with riced cauliflower, eggs, scallions and ham – it’s delicious! This is a variation of my popular Fried Cauliflower Rice recipe which can easily be modified with any protein.

Cauliflower Fried "Rice" with Leftover Ham is a great way to use up that leftover Ham from the Holidays, which uses riced cauliflower in place of rice to make it low-carb and it's delicious!

I had leftover ham from this Apricot-Rum Glazed Ham and came up with this recipe as a way to make a new dish with all that ham. This couldn’t be easier, I made the cauliflower rice in my food processor but you can also use pre-cut. If you don’t have a leftover ham, you can use a ham steak.

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Cauliflower Fried "Rice" with Leftover Ham is a great way to use up that leftover ham from the Holidays, without the calories and carbs you may have over-indulged on.

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Cauliflower Fried "Rice" with Leftover Ham is a great way to use up that leftover ham from the Holidays, made with riced cauliflower in place of rice to make it low-carb – delicious!
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Cauliflower Fried "Rice" with Leftover Ham

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243 Cals 20.5 Protein 21 Carbs 12 Fats
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
Cauliflower Fried "Rice" with Leftover Ham is a great way to use up that leftover ham from the Holidays, made with riced cauliflower in place of rice to make it low-carb – delicious!

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces leftover ham, diced
  • 1 medium head, about 24 oz cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • cooking spray
  • 1/2 small onion, diced fine
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 scallions, whites and greens separated, sliced on angle
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce, or more to taste (use Tamari for Gluten Free)

Instructions

  • Remove the core of the cauliflower and coarsely chop into florets, then place in small batches about 1/4 of the cauliflower in a food processor and pulse until the cauliflower is small and has the texture of rice or couscous – don't over process or it will get mushy. Set aside and repeat with the remaining cauliflower.
  • Heat a large saute pan or nonstick wok over medium heat and spray with oil. Add the ham and cook until the edges are slightly browned and crips, 3 to 4 minutes. Set aside.
  • Spray again, add the eggs and cook, turning a few times until set; set aside.
  • Add the sesame oil and saute onions, scallion whites, peas and carrots and garlic about 3 to 4 minutes, or until soft. Raise the heat to high.
  • Add the cauliflower to the saute pan, mix and cook approximately 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until the cauliflower is slightly crispy on the outside but tender on the inside. Add soy sauce and egg and ham, cook 1 minute then remove from heat and mix in scallion greens.

Nutrition

Serving: 11/2 cups, Calories: 243kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 20.5g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 139mg, Sodium: 1212mg, Fiber: 5.5g, Sugar: 6.5g
Blue Smart Points: 5
Green Smart Points: 5
Purple Smart Points: 4
Points +: 7
Keywords: cauliflower fried rice, how to make cauliflower rice, low carb cauliflower rice, riced cauliflower

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44 comments

  1. Made this just now, used cauliflower rice.
    Delicious!!!!

  2. This was easy to make and so very yummy! My husband loved it also, and he’s not been so quick to get on the cauliflower rice kick yet 🙂

  3. Made this for dinner, and both my husband and I loved it! I used fresh veggies. Will definitely put this in the dinner rotation, and attempt to do these as freezer meals

  4. I have made this recipe just today. Really this is so delicious & testy. Thanks, Gina Homolka for sharing this exceptional CAULIFLOWER FRIED RICE recipe.

  5. This recipe is awesome! My boys ate the whole thing! They said it was better than take out fried rice! They are already asking for it again for dinner! They did not know it was cauliflower until I told them!

  6. I made this for my niece and her boyfriend, my husband and myself. I didn’t have ham, so I used rotisserie chicken breast instead. Everyone loved it! I’m making it again tonight only with ham, hopefully there will be some leftovers this time.!

  7. Very tasty and simple to make! Can’t wait for leftovers.

  8. So delicious!

  9. This was really a satisfying meal! Didn’t miss the rice!

  10. I can’t wait to try this Gina, it sounds so yummy and so easy to make. Thank you for the recipe. I just ran it through the My Fitness Pal recipe app and (please don’t hold me to this) it looks to contain around 122 calories per serve(6). Dietary Fiber 5 g, Protein 6 g, Total Carbohydrate 12 g (Sugars 5 g), Sodium 550 mg, Total Fat 6 g (Saturated Fat 1 g). If the app is correct, then it’s so much healthier than the real thing. My daughter and I will use this recipe many times over, I can see that already. Thanks again.

  11. This was easy and delicious. Used leftover ham and frozen riced cauliflower. Thanks!

  12. Do you think I could freeze this? I want to make it and freeze individual bowls to take to work for lunch during the week.

  13. Gina, this recipe is absolute genius! I’m watching my carbs and this fried “rice” was perfect and oh so delicious! My kids didn’t realize they were eating cauliflower, they thought it was farro. It was very easy to rice the cauliflower in my food processor and the whole dish came together quickly. Kudos to ya!

  14. I just made this for dinner tonight and it was fabulous! Great use of leftover Easter ham. Thanks for another wonderful recipe! Yours are my absolute favorites!

  15. We tried this last night and it was fantastic! Our grocery store had “riced” cauliflower available in the produce section which sped up the process. Excellent use of leftover ham. Thanks Gina!

  16. I made this last night for dinner! I cheated a bit, I used Green Giants Frozen Cauliflower Medley in place of going thru all the steps, but it turned out wonderful with my left over Easter Ham and hubby just raved about it!!!

    So my question to you is, what can I replace the ham with???? I would love to make it again! Thank you for a wonderful recipe (and easy too with working a 9 hour day!)

  17. Just made this tonight. It was very good! I used frozen rices cauliflower. 

  18. Can you use Olive oil instead of Sesame oil? I just don’t have any sesame oil, and would prefer not to have to buy it for the one recipe if it won’t change the flavor.

  19. Morning! For those looking to save this delish recipe – I often print and then chose Adobe as my print location, versus the printer. You can save the PDF 🙂

  20. How lovely to see your site pop up when I was looking for leftover ham recipe this morning. Thanks for sharing, I really like this. Nice to know that I can use the frozen cauliflower rice.
    I do enjoy seeing frugal recipes and finding inspiration from your blog 🙂 Hope all is well with you and your loved ones.

  21. Your recipes never disappoint! I can’t wait to try this!

  22. Annie and Jackie,
    Can’t you save the recipe to “add to favorites” on your phone? That’s where I save all of Gina’s recipes!! 

  23. Brilliant! No leftover ham., but I’ll get a steak or let the deli cut a thick slice or two to equal 10 ounces! 

  24. Would really like a place to save recipes like you had before – I don’t do “pins”

  25. Is there a spot on your page where we can save the recipe instead of always printing out?

  26. Have you tried using the green giant’ riced cauliflower with any of your recipes? It would take away the hassle of having to do it yourself. Just wondered if it was worth it. 

  27. We will be ready for simple, beautiful one bowl meals after all the holiday goodies. This one is inticing!Laurel Bledsoe 

  28. Could I use the frozen cauliflower rice? I wanted to try this product hoping you have

  29. would you consider this a side or a meal? was thinking it could make a great lunch….