Low-Carb Cauliflower Fried “Rice”

I was on the WPIX11 morning news today sharing a few cauliflower recipe ideas like this Low-Carb Cauliflower Fried "Rice." One the most popular recipes on this site is my cauliflower dirty rice recipe, but I've been meaning to share another easy twist that uses cauliflower rice.

I love how popular cauliflower rice has become in the past year. When I first posted about this it was still fairly new and DIY was really the only way to go. Now you can buy fresh and frozen cauliflower rice at most well-stocked grocery stores. Amazing!

That said it is super easy to make--you just pop cauliflower florets in a food processor and chop it into small rice-sized pieces (I include more info in the recipe below).

Either way, this simple fried rice alternative is a great option for quick and healthy dinners. You can serve it plain like below, or add your favorite protein like cooked shrimp, chicken, or even bacon. (I especially recommend the bacon.)

Start to finish, this dish takes about 15 minutes. Enjoy!

Low-Carb Cauliflower Fried “Rice”
Serves 4

1 medium head cauliflower OR 4 cups store-bought cauliflower rice
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1/2 onion, diced
1 carrot, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
2 large eggs, slightly beaten
3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1/3 cup chopped scallions

If starting with whole cauliflower, remove the core, chop into smaller pieces and place in a food processor. Pulse repeated until cauliflower resembles small grains of rice. (Can also be grated by hand on a box grater). You’ll need about four cups of cauliflower rice—save any extra for another recipe.

Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add the oil, onions and carrot. Cook about 5 minutes.

Add the garlic, ginger, and cauliflower rice and fry until the cauliflower is tender (about 3-5 minutes).

Make a well in the center of the rice, add the egg and scramble. Add the soy sauce and scallions and stir all together.

Serve hot.

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