cauliflower egg fried rice

15 Minute Paleo Cauliflower Egg Fried Rice

Have you ever had cauliflower egg fried rice before? If you are looking for a grain-free alternative to fried rice, this is for you!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Healthy
Keyword cauliflower egg fried rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 486 kcal


  • 500 g ground beef about 1 pack * optional remove for vegetarian version or replace with ground turkey, chicken or tempeh
  • 6 cups cauliflower minced *I use Green Giant Riced Veggie Cauliflower Medley pack, see notes
  • 1 Tbsp ginger ground
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 peppers large, diced
  • 3/4 cup tamari low sodium, gluten-free *use coconut aminos for Paleo option
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar *use apple cider vinegar for paleo or omit
  • 2 Tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 eggs


  1. Heat a large wok over medium and add your beef/ chicken or turkey. Cook thoroughly until pink is gone.
  2. Add in your veggies (roasted red pepper, peas, mushrooms whatever you’d like to add to the dish).
  3. While these are cooking whisk the sauce ingredients together (tamari, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar and coconut sugar).
  4. Add the frozen/ steamed cauliflower *see notes and the sauce.
  5. Cook this down for about 15 minutes or until all the water is absorbed and the cauliflower is getting crispy. You may need to cook this on a medium-high heat to cook it faster, because the cauliflower has a lot of moisture sometimes it takes a while to cook. Stir frequently.
  6. For the eggs you can choose to crack into the fried cauliflower and stir to cook (do this near the end of it cooking) or you can fry them separately and let the yolk run into your dish (tastes creamy and amazing this way).
  7. Serve with green onion, sesame seeds, kimchi or sriracha.

Recipe Notes

Optional: Kimchi, 1 cup peas, 1 cup diced carrots, cooked rice, cooked quinoa, shitake mushrooms, tempeh or tofu, chili pasta, green onion Play with flavours and add ins I use pre-riced cauliflower for this dish I find it much easier to cook this way. If you are using raw cauliflower I would recommend steaming it before you rice it. Or you can get frozen cauliflower florets and rice it that way as well.

Nutrition Facts
15 Minute Paleo Cauliflower Egg Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 486 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 170mg57%
Sodium 1771mg74%
Potassium 1049mg30%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 340IU7%
Vitamin C 126.1mg153%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 4.7mg26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.