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Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe

Looking for a healthier version of your favorite take-out dish? Look no further than this cauliflower fried rice recipe! This dish is low in calories and carbs, but high in flavor. It’s the perfect meal for anyone looking to eat healthy without sacrificing taste. Give this recipe a try today and you’ll be amazed at how good it is! This is a quick and easy version but feel free to add any vegetables or extras you want for more of a stir fry feel.

How To Make Cauliflower Rice

So how do you make cauliflower fried rice? It’s actually quite simple. First, you’ll need to cauliflower. You can either buy pre-riced cauliflower or rice your own. If you’re ricing your own cauliflower, simply break it into florets and place it in a food processor or blender. Pulse until the cauliflower is broken down into small pieces that resemble rice. That’s it, its that simply to make your own riced cauliflower.

Why Use Cauliflower Rice?

Cauliflower is a good source of fiber and antioxidants, it’s low in calories and carbs, and it’s a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes. cauliflower rice is a great alternative to traditional rice because it has all of the same health benefits but with fewer calories and carbs. Additionally if cooked properly you will barely notice a difference, so you won’t feel like your missing out.

Makes 2 Bowls

Servings
2
Prep time
10 minutes
Calories
220
Cook time
15

Total time 25 minutes

*Please note that the nutritional information provided is an estimate only and may vary depending on the ingredients used. Calories listed are per serving.*

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cauliflower rice (We used frozen cauliflower rice)
  • 4 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil (optional)
  • 1/2 cup peas (frozen or canned)
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 strips center-cut bacon (or protein of choice)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

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Why Is My Cauliflower Fried Rice Soggy?

If your cauliflower fried rice is soggy, it’s likely because you’ve used too much liquid. To avoid this, be sure to cook the cauliflower rice in a dry nonstick pan over medium-high heat. If you find that your cauliflower rice is still too wet, you can try adding more cauliflower or cooking it for longer. This is why we choose to add the soy sauce at the end, you will still get the flavor without soaking your cauliflower rice.

Does Cauliflower Rice Have Carbs?

Cauliflower rice has 3 grams of carbs per cup which is your counting carbs is far superior to the 36 grams per cup of long grain white rice. Just to round out the list further long grain Brown rice contains 35 grams of carbs and Jasmine rice has 40 carbs per cup.

Directions

  1. Preheat your pan to medium heat.
  2. Cut your bacon into your desired size pieces (about 1 inch is what we did).
  3. Place bacon pieces in preheated pan and cook 4-6 minutes or until cooked through.
  4. Drain out any unwanted grease and set it aside.
  5. If you are using frozen peas add them in with the cauliflower rice, if using canned peas add them after step 6.
  6. Return pan to heat and turn temperature to medium-high. Add the sesame oil if you’re using it and cauliflower rice, mix well, and cook for 3-5 minutes stirring occasionally.
  7. Move your rice mixture to 1 side of the pan or make a hole in the center of the rice mixture and add your eggs.
  8. Allow eggs to cook for 1-2 minutes and then mix them into the rice mixture, reduce heat to medium.
  9. Add soy sauce and mix well, salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Add bacon back to the mixture and cook for 1-2 more minutes mixing until combined.
  11. Remove from heat. Serve and Enjoy!
cauliflower fried rice

Top It Off

If you want to give your fried rice some more flavor and freshness, try adding some green onions, chives, or a sprinkle of sesame seeds. These are optional but will give your rice a nice fresh taste and some extra flavor.

cauliflower fried rice

Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe

David
Looking for a healthier version of your favorite take-out dish? Look no further than this cauliflower fried rice recipe! This dish is low in calories and carbs, but high in flavor.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Servings 2
Calories 220 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Cups Cauliflower Rice (Frozen or fresh)
  • 4 TBSP Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Peas (frozen or canned)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 Strips Center Cut Bacon (or turkey bacon)
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • 1 TSP Sesame Oil (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your pan to medium heat.
  • Cut your bacon into your desired size pieces (about 1 inch is what we did).
  • Place bacon pieces in preheated pan and cook 4-6 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Drain out any unwanted grease and set it aside.
  • If you are using frozen peas add them in with the cauliflower rice, if using canned peas add them after step 6.
  • Return pan to heat and turn temperature to medium-high. Add the sesame oil if you're using it and cauliflower rice, mix well, and cook for 3-5 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Move your rice mixture to 1 side of the pan or make a hole in the center of the rice mixture and add your eggs.
  • Allow eggs to cook for 1-2 minutes and then mix them into the rice mixture, reduce heat to medium.
  • Add soy sauce and mix well, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add bacon back to the mixture and cook for 1-2 more minutes mixing until combined.
  • Remove from heat and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 220kcal
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Cauliflower Fried Rice Summary

If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to traditional fried rice without sacrificing all the flavor, cauliflower rice is a great option. It’s low in calories and carbs, but high in fiber and antioxidants. Cauliflower rice is also very versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes. If your trying new cauliflower rice recipes, give this one a try today!

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