This recipe for Cauliflower Fried Rice is the perfect way to end a busy day. It's light, hearty, and absolutely full of flavor.
You know those days that are hectic and busy and you just want a super quick dinner that completely hits the spot? My recipe for Cauliflower Fried Rice is one of those meals.
I've been trying really hard to up my vegetable intake since I am eating better and focusing on my nutrition. Making this dinner though literally only takes about 15 minutes — and is a great way to clean leftovers out of your refrigerator.
I had some broccoli, carrots, leftover chicken, and some green onions in the refrigerator that needed to be used up, so I created this fantastic recipe using Jolly Green Giant Frozen Riced Cauliflower. You can find it in the freezer section at the grocery store. Thanks to Green Giant for sending me coupons to use — I'm sold!
How to Make Cauliflower Fried Rice
If you keep a well-stocked pantry at home, you will be able to whip up meals like this all the time. In fact, Kayla and I have come up with SO many meals just by ransacking the freezer and refrigerator.
Some of our favorites are our Turkey Lettuce Wraps, Grilled Turkey Fajitas, and more.
You can use literally any veggies in a fried rice dish. Some of my favorites are garlic, carrots, broccoli, and green onions. And for spices, we used ginger, salt, and red pepper flakes. If you want to know the best way to cook fried rice, I suggest looking at several different recipes and finding your favorite pieces from each.
The added flavors of lite soy sauce (to cut your salt intake) and rice wine vinegar as well as sesame oil make this one of the most amazing dishes you will ever make.
So — here's how I did it.
Green Giant for the Win!
Start by sauteing your carrots, ginger, and garlic in 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Do this for about a minute. Then add in your package of Green Giant Riced Cauliflower. I just add mine straight from the freezer – no thawing needed.
Give the cauliflower a few minutes to thaw in the pan and dry out some of those ice crystals. Then start adding in your veggies, chicken, spices, and sauces.
Cook it until you get most of the liquid cooked out and absorbed in your food. If you want to add in a scrambled egg (because most fried rice dishes have that), you can do it here.
Then, just serve it up in your favorite bowl with some chopsticks if you are feeling fancy — or you can be like me and just eat it with a fork.
This dish is fantastic, but do you want to know what else is amazing? The Cauliflower Veggie Tots that they have.
I tried these along with the broccoli tots while at Mom 2.0 in May and oh my goodness y'all! I knew these would be a staple in my freezer once I got home.
My cauliflower-hating husband loves these veggie tots. He said they are really good. For me, that is a definite win because now I can get a serving of veggies down without him scrunching up his nose.
Be sure to click over to the Green Giant website and check out ALL the new veggie products they offer.
- 1 package of Green Giant Riced Cauliflower
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- 1 egg, scrambled, (more if you want more egg)
- pinch of salt
- cooking spray
- 2 green onions, diced
- 2 fresh carrots, peeled and diced
- 1 teaspoon of fresh ginger, minced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 head of broccoli, chopped
- 2 chicken breasts diced, optional
- 3 tbsp lite soy sauce, or more to taste
- 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
- Beat egg in a small bowlwith a fork. Season with salt.
- Heat a large saute pan or wok over medium heat and spray with oil.
- Add the eggs and cook, turning a few times until set; set aside.
- Add the sesame oil and saute carrots, broccoli, green onions, garlic, chicken (if adding)and ginger about 1-2 minutes, or until soft. Raise the heat to medium-high.
- Add the cauliflower "rice" to the saute pan along with soy sauce and rice wine vinegar. Mix, cover and cook approximately 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until the cauliflower is slightly crispy on the outside but tender on the inside.
- Add the egg then remove from heat and enjoy!
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Serving Size:1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 121Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 523mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 15g