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Easy Cauliflower Fried Rice

Easy Cauliflower Fried Rice

This vegetarian faux fried rice uses riced cauliflower in place of white or brown rice to pack in extra veggies and cut down on carbs. Chile-garlic sauce pumps up the heat, and fresh ginger adds a bright, warm bite. If you don't like the heat of the chile-garlic sauce, leave it out and add a bit more tamari or soy sauce for a rich, fermented tang.


4 servings

Prep Time

25 minutes

Total Time

25 minutes


  • 2tablespoons peanut oil, divided
  • 4large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4cups cauliflower rice
  • 1red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2scallions, sliced, greens and whites separated, divided
  • 1tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2tablespoons chile-garlic sauce (such as sambal oelek)
  • 2teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 1/2cup unsalted peanuts


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add eggs and cook, tilting the pan and lifting the edges with a spatula to let the uncooked egg flow underneath, until almost set on the bottom, 1 ½ to 2 minutes. Flip and continue cooking until set completely, about 30 seconds more. Transfer to a cutting board and slice into bite-size strips.
  2. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the pan over medium-high heat. Add cauliflower rice, bell pepper, scallion whites and ginger. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the cauliflower is soft and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Add chile-garlic sauce, soy sauce (or tamari), peanuts and the eggs. Stir until combined and heated through, about 30 seconds. Garnish each serving with scallion greens.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 4 servings)

Calories 291kcal
Carbohydrate Total 13g
Total Sugars 4g
Added Sugars 0g
Fiber 4g
Total Fat 21g
Saturated Fat 4g
Mono Saturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 186mg
Sodium 441mg
Protein 14g
Potassium 274mg
Calcium 66mg
Folate 60mcg
Omega-6 5g
Vitamin E 4mg
Zinc 1mg
Vitamin B3 3mg

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