Quick & Easy Cauliflower Fried Rice

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Pull together a quick and easy dish of Cauliflower Fried Rice in just minutes. Made with just a handful of kitchen staples, this meal is delicious and packed with veggies.

square plate of cauliflower fried rice

You ever have one of those days when you really don’t want to cook? You want something easy and quick. And you don’t want to spend a lot of money.

You might grab your keys and go order from the dollar menu somewhere, or you could…

… head to your freezer. 

Sounds crazy, right? You don’t have any freezer meals waiting. And the kids ate the last frozen pizza. So what could possibly be quick and easy and cheap and practically cooks itself?!

Cauliflower Fried Rice

That’s what.

I started making cauliflower fried rice late last winter when I started making an effort to eat more veggies. The first time I served it to the family, they had no clue that they weren’t eating my standard Vegetable Fried Rice.

Yep, it looks very similar. That visual cue can be very convincing. In fact, on another occasion, my husband ate a whole bowl of it without realizing there was no rice in it!

Nowadays, I always keep the ingredients on hand to make this dish. It’s quick and easy and cheap and , like I said, it practically cooks itself! Plus, it’s all veggies!

ingredients for Cauliflower Fried Rice

Does cauliflower rice taste like real rice?

No, riced cauliflower doesn’t taste like regular rice. It has a wetter texture. That said, it is a nice substitute for rice.

Can you freeze cooked cauliflower fried rice?

I do not recommend freezing this dish after it’s been cooked. The textures will be off and you’ll probably have a very soggy end product.

That said, the two main ingredients (stir fry veggies and riced cauliflower) are perfect staples to keep on hand in the freezer.

How long does cauliflower rice last in the fridge?

This dish will last up to four days, refrigerated. 

step by step photos of making cauliflower fried rice

How do you make cauliflower fried rice?

The process for making this dish is super simple!

  1. Spray a skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat.
  2. Empty the bag of riced cauliflower and stir fry vegetables into the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are cooked through.
  3. Push the veggies to one side of the pan. Add the beaten eggs to the empty side and scramble.
  4. Stir the eggs into the veggies.
  5. Season to taste with soy sauce, sesame oil, and pepper.
  6. Serve immediately.

pan of cooked cauliflower fried rice

How to make this good and cheap:

Here are some of the strategies you can use to make this recipe more economical:

Tools I use to make this recipe easy:

This is a pretty straight-forward dish. You don’t need any fancy equipment. However, having some good basic kitchen tools can really make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable. Over time, I’ve honed my collection so that they are perfect for my needs. Here are the tools that I like to use in this recipe.

plate of cauliflower fried rice and chow mein

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pan of cooked cauliflower fried rice
Easy Cauliflower Fried Rice
Prep Time
1 min
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
16 mins
 

Pull together a quick and easy dish of Cauliflower Fried Rice in just minutes. Made with just a handful of kitchen staples, this meal is delicious and packed with veggies.

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower, cauliflower fried rice, cauliflower rice, fried rice
Servings: 2
Calories: 214 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
Ingredients
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 12 ounces frozen riced cauliflower, no need to thaw
  • 12 ounces frozen stir fry vegetables, no need to thaw
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • soy sauce
  • sesame oil
  • black pepper
Instructions
  1. Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium heat.

  2. Add the riced cauliflower and stir fry vegetables to the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are hot through.

  3. Push the vegetables to the side of the pan and add the beaten eggs to the empty space. Cook the eggs, scrambling them, until just done.

  4. Stir the eggs into the vegetables. Season to taste with soy sauce, sesame oil, and black pepper. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information does not include calories generated from soy sauce or sesame oil.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Cauliflower Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 164mg55%
Sodium 193mg8%
Potassium 930mg27%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 8875IU178%
Vitamin C 100mg121%
Calcium 105mg11%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

About Jessica Fisher

I believe anyone can prepare delicious meals—no matter their budget.

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