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Cauliflower Fried Rice

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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 to 4 1x


Cauliflower fried rice is a tasty vegetarian and gluten-free main dish. Cauliflower rice is grain-free, making it one of our best loved paleo recipes (sans edamame)!


  • 1 medium head cauliflower (6 to 7 cups florets)
  • 3 carrots
  • 2 medium garlic cloves
  • 1 nub ginger (1 tablespoon minced)
  • 2 green onions
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, divided
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups frozen shelled edamame (omit for paleo or keto)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • ¼ cup cashews, for garnish


  1. Chop the cauliflower into large florets. Place half of the florets into the bowl of a food processor and pulse until fully chopped and the cauliflower resembles grains of rice. Remove the “rice” to a bowl and process the remainder of the cauliflower.
  2. Peel the carrots, then chop them into small cubes. Peel and mince the garlic. Peel and mince the ginger. Thinly slice the green onions.
  3. Melt 1 tablespoon coconut oil in a large frying pan, then add the eggs and scramble them, breaking them into small pieces. Remove the eggs from the pan.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil; add the garlic and ginger and saute, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add carrots and saute for 2 minutes. Add cauliflower rice and shelled edamame and cook, stirring, for 5 to 8 minutes. Season with the kosher salt.
  5. Add the soy sauce and the cooked egg and stir until fully combined. Remove from heat and stir in the green onions. Serve topped with cashews.
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American