Cauliflower "Fried Rice" is my favorite low-carb side dish when I'm craving Chinese take-out!
Yield: 4 servings
4.98 from 38 votes

Cauliflower "Fried Rice"

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
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, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 47mg, Sodium: 868mg, Potassium: 0mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 0%, Iron: 0%
Freestyle Points: 1
Points +: 3