Spicy Cauliflower Fried Rice

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Spicy Cauliflower Fried Rice is a bold and comforting dish for those on a low-carb or grain-free diet. This recipe is so convincing, you won’t even miss the rice!

Cauliflower rice is absolutely an awesome way to lean into a plant-based diet. You can do more with this veggie than you think. We are now seeing it show up as pizza crust and even seasoned and fried like chicken. If you are looking for ways to add more plants to your plate, then look no further than this delicious recipe that calls for shredded cauliflower. 

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Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower may look like the bleached boring sibling of broccoli, but don’t be fooled. When shopping for cauliflower, you might discover that they can be found in white, purple and even orange. When making your selection, be sure to choose heads that are firm and without brown spots or blemishes. You can buy the cauliflower already “riced.” Or you can do it yourself, like I enjoy doing. It really is simple. You just need to use your cheese grater to break the head down into tiny pieces. You can also break the pieces down in a food processor. There are so many options

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This rice recipe is easy to make and takes full advantage of the fact that cauliflower provides almost every nutrient that our bodies need. It’s also high in fiber which is always good for our digestive system. Cauliflower is a great source of choline. Choline has been found to play a role in brain development and also supports healthy liver and heart functioning. It’s great to make something that tastes good. It’s even more fun when it’s good for you. 

The flavors in this recipe are inspired by the vegetable fried rice I used to order from the neighborhood Chinese restaurant. The combination of garlic and ginger just can’t be beaten. I add broccoli, red peppers and onions to the mix for more nutrients, great color and texture. The red pepper flakes give it just the right kick.  Have fun making this remixed dish and once you try it, make it your own by adding in the veggies you love. 

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5 from 1 vote

Spicy Cauliflower Fried Rice

Spicy Cauliflower Fried Rice is a bold and comforting dish for those on a low-carb or grain-free diet. This recipe is so convincing, you won’t even miss the rice!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings4 people


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 1/2 cup red peppers sliced or diced
  • 1/2 cup onions  sliced or diced
  • 1 tsp ginger minced
  • 2 tsp garlic minced
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp light soy or amino acids
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil


  • If you are breaking down your own cauliflower, carefully do so with a cheese grater. If you are using a food processor, break the pieces down using the pulse feature.
  • Add oil to a frypan and heat on medium high.
  • Add your cauliflower and stir until the moisture evaporates.
  • Add all veggies, ginger, garlic and soy or amino.
  • Stir well ensuring that the entire mixture is coated.
  • Serve solo or with a protein.


You can also substitute the head of cauliflower with 2 cups of already “riced’ cauliflower


Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 236mg | Potassium: 604mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1022IU | Vitamin C: 115mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Calories: 74
Keyword: kid friendly recipe, vegan
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About LA

LA Dunn is a plant-based advocate who enjoys encouraging more people to add more plants to their plate. Black Girls Eat was created to build a community for those who want to go from plant-curious to plant-focused. Connect with LA at blackgirlseat.com.

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