Cauliflower “Fried Rice”

Cauliflower “Fried Rice” which replaces rice with cauliflower is my favorite low-carb side dish when I’m craving Chinese take-out!

Cauliflower "Fried Rice" which replaces rice with cauliflower is my favorite low-carb side dish when I'm craving Chinese take-out!
Cauliflower “Fried Rice”

I posted this Cilantro Lime Cauliflower “Rice” recipe  a while back, and it was a huge hit. So I decided to play around with that recipe and make this Asian version to go with the Orange Chicken I posted yesterday, and my husband (who detests cauliflower) was pretty amazed how the meal turned out. The portions are generous and you get a serving or two of vegetables into your diet.

Cauliflower "Fried Rice" is my favorite low-carb side dish when I'm craving Chinese take-out!

I LOVE fried rice, and often make my own fried rice at home with brown rice like this Edamame Fried Rice and this Spicy Shrimp Fried Rice. But sometimes when I want to cut down on my carbs, I swap out the rice for cauliflower to make this low-carb cauliflower fried rice. A keto, gluten-free and whole30 compliant recipe.

How do you make cauliflower into rice?

It’s simple! You cut the cauliflower into florets, then place a few pieces at a time in the food processor and pulse a few times until it resembles rice. You don’t want to put too much in the food processor as it will over-process it. Cauliflower rice is also now available pre-cut and bagged in the produce section as well as frozen, but my preference is to make it myself as it tastes better than frozen, and often the pre-cut fresh variety spoils fast.

Cauliflower "Fried Rice" which replaces rice with cauliflower is my favorite low-carb side dish when I'm craving Chinese take-out!Cauliflower "Fried Rice" which replaces rice with cauliflower is my favorite low-carb side dish when I'm craving Chinese take-out!Cauliflower "Fried Rice" which replaces rice with cauliflower is my favorite low-carb side dish when I'm craving Chinese take-out!Cauliflower "Fried Rice" which replaces rice with cauliflower is my favorite low-carb side dish when I'm craving Chinese take-out!

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Cauliflower "Fried Rice" is my favorite low-carb side dish when I'm craving Chinese take-out!
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Cauliflower "Fried Rice"

1
Freestyle Points
108
Calories
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: Chinese, Japanese
Cauliflower "Fried Rice" is my favorite low-carb side dish when I'm craving Chinese take-out!

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head, about 24 oz cauliflower, rinsed
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 large egg
  • pinch of salt
  • cooking spray
  • 1/2 small onion, diced fine
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 scallions, diced, whites and greens separated
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce, or more to taste (Tamari for Gluten Free, Coconut Aminos for Paleo/Whole30)

Instructions

  • Remove the core and let the cauliflower dry completely.
  • Coarsely chop into florets, then place half 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.
  • Combine egg and egg whites in a small bowl and beat with a fork. Season with salt.
  • Heat a large saute pan or wok over medium heat and spray with oil.
  • 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 medium-high.
  • Add the cauliflower "rice" to the saute pan along with soy sauce. Mix, cover and cook approximately 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until the cauliflower is slightly crispy on the outside but tender on the inside.
  •  Add the egg then remove from heat and mix in scallion greens.

Nutrition

Serving: 11/3 cup, Calories: 108kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 47mg, Sodium: 868mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 1g
Freestyle Points: 1
Points +: 3