This Vegetarian Cauliflower Fried Rice is a low carb version of your favorite fried rice! It’s so flavorful and you won’t even miss the regular rice at all!
I posted a Low Carb Vegetarian Recipe Roundup last week so I thought it would be fitting to post one of my favorite low carb vegetarian recipes, Vegetarian Cauliflower Fried Rice. I, myself, don’t follow a low carb diet, but I’ve recently been a little more carb conscious and have realized that a lot of my favorite recipes are very carb heavy.
One thing I’ve done to cut back on carbs is to eat cauliflower rice instead of regular rice. At first I thought the concept of cauliflower rice was a little ridiculous but it turns out that I actually love it! And not only do I love it, but my husband and kids love it too! My husband asked if it was quinoa and my three year old said, “more yummy rice” 🙂
How To Make Cauliflower Fried Rice
Making Cauliflower Fried Rice is really similar to making regular fried rice. The only difference is that instead of using day old rice, you use riced cauliflower.
- To make your cauliflower rice, you need to chop up your cauliflower into similar sized pieces and then place it in the food processor and blitz a few times until it’s chopped up into rice size pieces. If you blend too long it will be kinda mealy and have more liquid.
- You then heat a large pan over medium heat, add oil and carrots and peas and cook them for a few minutes until softened. Add your ginger, garlic, riced cauliflower and soy sauce and cook for another few minutes until cauliflower rice has softened.
- My Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe is vegetarian, so I like to add some scrambled eggs for extra protein, but you could also add any kind of meat you like. You could also add some cooked tofu or tempeh.
Vegetarian Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe
Traditional fried rice usually just has some peas and carrots in it, but you can also go crazy and add as many vegetables as you like! I like to enjoy my vegetarian cauliflower fried rice as a whole meal, rather than a side dish. My husband usually adds chicken to his, but I find it filling enough with just the eggs.
And, if you’re not completely sold on the idea of cauliflower replacing your rice, you could always do half and half cauliflower/regular rice.Print