A paleo Whole30 cauliflower fried rice recipe that’ll change the way you feel about meal prep. It’s the perfect side dish for any protein and tastes delicious alongside eggs for breakfast. Healthy, easy to make and delicious!
Cauliflower fried rice is the new sliced bread. You’re seeing it everywhere, aren’t you?
Do you want to learn how to make this delicious and easy paleo Whole30 cauliflower fried rice… at home? Without the mess? What if I told you it was SUPER easy and delicious, with a little help of our friendly neighborhood grocer: Trader Joe’s?
Has the word spread about how convenient and delicious Trader Joe’s Riced Cauliflower is?!
I am a huge, huge fan of cauliflower rice but not a fan of the mess I am capable of making during preparation. Usually, I just suck it up and embrace the mess since I love cauliflower so much.
Not really though, most of the time I end up cussing under my breath while trying to catch the flying bits of cauliflower in the air.
In all seriousness though, I love working with cauliflower because it is such a versatile ingredient. I’ve roasted it whole in the oven, turned it into a puree/mash and most importantly, transformed it into some incredible fried “rice”.
A paleo whole30 cauliflower fried rice that’s a real keeper
This recipe for paleo cauliflower fried rice should become a staple in your whole30 meal prep. It’s absolutely wonderful served alongside breakfast and tastes great reheated with leftovers. What’s unique about this dish is that it can also be made vegan.
Simply omit the fish sauce and eggs, and you have got yourself a Whole30 AND vegan cauliflower fried rice dish. I’m so proud, what can I say?
One of the best parts about meal prep is figuring out dishes that you can make ahead of time and store for later use in the week. This is one of them. You can throw it in Tupperware or a gallon freezer bag and toss it in the freezer for up to 1 month. Wahoo!
Did you know paleo cauliflower fried rice can be more delicious than regular fried rice?!
I’m going to be leaving this Thursday morning for Las Vegas. It’s my sister’s 21st birthday so we’re taking her on that monumental trip I guess ????
We go to Vegas way too often. My husband believes it’s an easy & quick vaca… and he’s right. But I’m so sick of it. I’ve been sick of it for years. I can’t wait for our trip to Italy this September. He’s only been off our continent once, and it was actually earlier this year.
Remember how I was complaining about his 10 day trip to Vietnam in March? I managed to survive somehow, and after getting a taste of that, he’s ready to start planning more international trips with me.
I’m super excited. Less and less time in Vegas = a happier me.
But this trip is mandatory. We have to show my sister a good time, so it’s happening. I know I’m packing all the healthy snacks… there is going to be some seriously hot weather and plenty of chances to get dehydrated.
I’m taking the necessary precautions to make sure it doesn’t happen to me. Eek.
Cauliflower fried rice means lower carb- woop, woop!
I love serving this paleo whole30 cauliflower fried rice at summer barbecues. Fried “rice” at a BBQ- say what? It’s really freaking good alongside ribs, grilled chicken thighs… you name it.
I plan on having a couple of gatherings here this summer, and I know this recipe will be one of my go-to side dishes! I know I’ve been all over the map lately with recipes, you guys. One day, I’m serving up a Whole30 classic and the next, I’m making decadent dark chocolate chip cookies.
That’s just how I roll. At our house, we like to keep things pretty ‘lax. SO long as we are eating real food, made from wholesome ingredients, I tend to eat a bit of everything.
That’s how I wanted to keep my blog structured. I wanted it to be realistic of the type of food we eat every day. Sure, I can churn out 30 super “clean” recipes in a row, but we like to indulge over here!
I hope that’s cool wit’chu. You lemme know.
In the meantime, you need to check out this paleo cauliflower fried rice! I pulled out all the stops to reformulate and rephotograph this classic recipe for you guys (yep, I posted the original recipe almost 2 years ago), and it’s better than ever.
Oh, and if you’re looking for another fabulous recipe for paleo cauliflower fried rice, come check out my friend Jessica’s. She is notorious for having absolutely fabulous Whole30 content!
Paleo Whole30 Cauliflower Fried RiceA Paleo Whole30 Cauliflower Fried Rice recipe that'll change the way you feel about meal prep. It's the perfect side dish for any protein and tastes delicious alongside eggs for breakfast. Healthy, easy to make and delicious!
- 1 tablespoon ghee or coconut oil, split in two
- 1 large red onion diced
- 4 medium carrots shredded
- 10 cloves garlic minced
- 3 heads of cauliflower, riced or 3 bags of Trader Joe's Riced Cauliflower
- 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
- 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 1/4 teaspoons black pepper
- 1 1/4 teaspoons sea salt
- 1/3 cup coconut aminos
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon fish sauce omit for vegan
- 8 eggs cooked & scrambled, *omit for vegan*
- fresh parsley chopped- for topping
- green onions sliced- for topping
|Cook Time||20 minutes|
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
You can make this Paleo Whole30 Cauliflower Fried Recipe with bags of frozen riced cauliflower from Trader Joe's or by using fresh heads of cauliflower. Substitute each bag of frozen riced cauliflower for one head of fresh cauliflower.
- Heat a large saute pan on medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes. Heat up ghee add diced onions and carrot. Cook until onion looks translucent.
- Add garlic cloves and cook for another 30 seconds until fragrant.
- Add in riced cauliflower. Carefully break down the cauliflower with a wooden spoon or spatula. Cook the rice until it looks soft and tender. This can take anywhere between 5-7 minutes.
- Add in the spices until well combined. Stir in coconut aminos, apple cider vinegar and fish sauce. Cook on medium-high heat until the cauliflower rice reaches your desired doneness (this took me another 7-10 minutes!)
- Carefully stir in the scramble eggs. Stir for about 1 minute until everything has been well combined. Remove from the heat.
- Serve with your favorite meat, fish or with eggs for breakfast.