Recipe: Cauliflower Fried Rice

Last updated: March 28, 2021, at 2:51 p.m. PT

Originally published: February 18, 2021, at 10:55 a.m. PT

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Cauliflower fried rice offers all the flavors you’re looking for while boosting your vegetable intake.


  • 1 medium head cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup frozen, shelled edamame
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • ¼ cup chopped green onions
  • Sesame seeds and hot chili oil, for serving


  1. Cut cauliflower into florets and pulse in your food processor until they resemble rice grains. Alternatively, you can shred using the large holes on a box grater.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil over medium heat and add carrots, cooking for about 5 minutes or until beginning to soften. Add garlic and stir one more minute.
  3. Add remaining sesame oil, cauliflower, and edamame and cook cauliflower until tender, but not too soft.
  4. Push cauliflower rice to one side of the pan and add eggs to the bare skillet. Stir, cooking gently to scramble the eggs.
  5. Add soy sauce and green onions and stir to mix everything evenly.
  6. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.
  7. Serve with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and a drizzle of chili oil.
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