Recipe: Basic Cauliflower Fried Rice

I have been inspired by the recent availability of frozen riced cauliflower in the regular grocery store.  When I first became aware of the product, it was spotted at Trader Joe’s.  Every time I looked for it they were out.  Not that making chopped cauliflower rice from a fresh head of cauliflower is hard to do using a food processor  but I just wanted to try the ready made.  I have since found the frozen product at Whole Foods and Publix.  Yay!

Pictured: Basic Cauliflower Fried Rice

(using sliced green beans, with added chicken)img_2012

Basic Cauliflower Fried Rice


  • 1 tablespoon plain sesame oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4 eggs, beaten and scrambled (may decrease eggs,as desired, if another protein source is added, such as chicken or shrimp)
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube (use non-MSG bouillon or salt to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil (do not omit)
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar (do not omit)
  • 10 drops liquid stevia (or equivalent, to taste, optional)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (or 3 cloves of garlic….or more)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic chili sauce (more or less for spiciness and flavor)
  •   1 bag of frozen cauliflower (or 1 head of cauliflower, riced or 1 bag of frozen cauliflower medley)
  • Chopped scallions, thinly sliced fresh green beans, chopped green peppers (optional, for color/presentation)


  1. In a large pan, sauté onion in plain sesame oil over medium heat.
  2. While onion is cooking, in a separate pan, scramble eggs.  Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Add seasonings and toasted sesame oil to the onion mixture and mix.
  4. Add riced cauliflower and mix.  If using frozen riced cauliflower, it is okay to add while frozen as it will thaw/cook quickly.  Let cook for 5 minutes, stirring 3 or 4 times to mix.
  5. Add scrambled eggs (and optional scallions/green beans) and mix
  6. Enjoy as a basic dish or with added protein such as cooked chicken or shrimp.
Basic Cauliflower Fried Rice
Makes 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (approximate)
per serving
Calories 183
Fat 10.7 g
Protein 7.1 g
Carbohydrate 11.6
Fiber 3.1 g
Net Carbs 8.5 g


More to come…..

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