Cauliflower Chicken Fried "Rice"

Cauliflower Chicken Fried "Rice"

9 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2016

Get an extra serving of vegetables and cut back on carbs by replacing rice with riced cauliflower in this healthy chicken fried rice recipe.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 teaspoon peanut oil plus 2 tablespoons, divided
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced, whites and greens separated
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed and cut into ½-inch pieces
  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup snow peas, trimmed and halved
  • 4 cups cauliflower rice (see Tip)
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil (optional)


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  1. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large flat-bottomed carbon-steel wok or large heavy skillet over high heat. Add eggs and cook, without stirring, until fully cooked on one side, about 30 seconds. Flip and cook until just cooked through, about 15 seconds. Transfer to a cutting board and cut into ½-inch pieces.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon oil to the pan along with scallion whites, ginger and garlic; cook, stirring, until the scallions have softened, about 30 seconds. Add chicken and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add bell pepper and snow peas; cook, stirring, until just tender, 2 to 4 minutes. Transfer everything to a large plate.
  3. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the pan; add cauliflower rice and stir until beginning to soften, about 2 minutes.
  4. Return the chicken mixture and eggs to the pan; add tamari (or soy sauce) and sesame oil (if using) and stir until well combined. Garnish with scallion greens.
  • Look for prepared cauliflower rice (or cauliflower crumbles) with other prepared vegetables in some supermarkets. To make your own, place cauliflower florets in a food processor and pulse until broken down into rice-size granules. One 2-pound head of cauliflower yields about 4 cups of cauliflower rice.
  • People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1¼ cups
  • Per serving: 304 calories; 15 g fat(4 g sat); 4 g fiber; 12 g carbohydrates; 30 g protein; 124 mcg folate; 200 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1,060 IU vitamin A; 108 mg vitamin C; 75 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 591 mg sodium; 883 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (180% daily value), Folate (31% dv), Vitamin A (21% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 3 lean protein, ½ medium-fat protein, 1½ fat

Reviews 9

March 13, 2019
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By: Margaret Baily
I thought it was a little bland. I had to add extra sesame oil, pepper and some chili powder. I also added chopped peanuts as I had seen in different recipes. I will make it again but with added seasonings.
March 07, 2019
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By: nicolewk
I love this recipe. Tastes just like "normal" fried rice. I use whatever veggies I have on hand (mushrooms, zucchini, carrots, etc.) Chopping everything small does take some time but worth it in the end!
September 18, 2018
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By: Melissa Roberge
I love this recipe and make it every 1-2 weeks. I just use any vegetables I have available and always add onion and chilli. Delicious!
July 09, 2018
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By: Kerry622
This recipe is so delicious as is. The last few times I made this I subbed out the chicken for broccoli and carrots. Perfect vegetarian recipe - you definitely don't feel guilty going back for seconds!
March 01, 2018
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By: Evacricri
I put green beans instead of white peas, was a good meal, complete and savory.
February 21, 2018
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By: CJPup
I added asparagus and shredded carrots too. Have made this several times and just love knowing I am getting so many veggies in one bowl. A new favorite for sure.
July 26, 2017
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By: Lifes'Good Lorrie Medley
I only added some extra vegetables but I used the vegetables that were in the recipe I do think next time I will see them my chicken but altogether this was a very good recipe and I followed it to the T and used a wok while cooking it losing weight is not easy but having recipes like this make it so much better thank you for sharing
June 22, 2017
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By: Kate
I added lots more veg (mushrooms, all colours of peppers, broccoli, snow peas, green onions, celery), it turned out amazing! I used Tamari but next time I think I will use a low sodium soya sauce as I prefer that flavour. I also mixed the cauliflower rice and the veg/sauce/oils all together. I think next time I will just soften the cauliflower rice in the peanut oil and then top it with the veg/chicken/sauce/oil mixture.
May 09, 2017
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By: Arlene44
I will certainly make this again. The only small change was adding frozen peas instead of snow peas and oh, yes, I added Cayenne pepper to the chicken for a bit of heat. Wonderful.
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