If you’re Whole30’ing, Paleo’ing or Low Carbing, this Egg Fried (Cauliflower) Rice is going to liven up your weekday menu a treat :)
I am in love with this Egg Fried (Cauliflower) Rice.
- It’s on the table just minutes after getting started.
- It’s a pleasure to look at (which is surprisingly important in my world).
- And most importantly, it tastes deeeee-vine.
OK, so ‘cauliflower rice’ is a thing. If you don’t believe me go check Pinterest.
For those that haven’t dipped their toes into this florety world beyond an old school cauliflower cheese, this may be rather enlightening…
If you take a fresh head of cauliflower, rip it into chunks, then chuck said chunks into a food processor. You end up with little grainy looking bits of cauliflower.
This is raw faux rice people.
At this point you can leave it raw for a crunchy salad base. Steam it for no more than a minute or stir fry it with some other good flavours.
Does it taste like rice? Well no, not entirely but weirdly it doesn’t taste like mushed up cauliflower either.
It’s kind of tasteless and just begging to be paired with something sexy that’s full of flavour.
I appreciate you may be wondering what the hell is wrong enough with rice that you need to faux-it-up.
For devotee’s of paleo/keto/low carb diets, all grains are a no-no.
And those low-carby folks know that reducing carbs = losing weight.
Am I any of these? Not entirely, although I had such great results on the Whole30 last year that I am kinda living by the bulk of the no grain *guidelines.
*Apart from the tempura vegetables that I scoffed on a food shoot at Theatre Royal this week. I wasn’t missing out on that opportunity for anyone :)
Anyways, back to the faux rice…
Obviously, you can add in any bits and bobs that you fancy.
I wanted colour and flavour so went for carrots, red and yellow peppers, red chilli flakes, coriander and sun-dried tomatoes.
For me, it’s those last three ingredients that made this dish so tasty.
When it comes to making the eggy ribbons, simply season and beat your eggs.
Pour in batches into a lightly greased frying pan, swirling round the pan to get an even coating.
Then when cooked, flip like you would a pancake.
Pop them onto a chopping board, roll up and slice into ribbons.
Dead easy and a lovely touch for this easy peasy Egg Fried (Cauliflower) Rice :)
Add a dash of soy sauce or coconut aminos at the table to finish it off to perfection. Yum.
- 1 head of cauliflower
- A little oil
- 4 eggs seasoned and beaten well
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 red & 1 green pepper diced
- 2 carrots peeled into ribbons with a potato peeler
- 4 spring onions finely sliced
- 1/2 a jar of sundried tomatoes chopped
- Good pinch of dried chilli flakes
- Fresh coriander to serve
- Whizz chunks of cauliflower in a food processor until you have small grains resembling rice.
- Heat a little oil in a frying pan and pout in a quarter of the beaten eggs. Swirl round the pan and let cook, then flip and cook the other side. Repeat with the rest of the egg mixture.
- Roll up the 4 mini omelettes and slice into ribbons.
- Heat the oil in a large pan. Stirfry the peppers and carrots for a couple of minutes until slightly softened. Add in the cauliflower rice, sundried tomatoes, chilli flakes and stir fry for another minute or two.
- Mix through the eggy ribbons and coriander and serve.
This may be a way to make my boyfriend try cauli rice – he wasn’t a fan on my lime and coriander version. Love the addition of veg too xx
Jane Sarchet says
Thanks Emily, and good luck ;)
I love cauliflower fried rice! I a not however a fan of photographing it. I’ve yet been able to make it look appetising but you do a fantastic job :D I love the ribbons of veg you have in there. Makes me just want to dig in :)
I use cauliflower in everything Janie, pizza, couscous, quiches and mash, as well as rice too, and I blooming love it! Your egg fried rice looks amazing and has got me thinking of a stir fry for lunch! Karen
Jane Sarchet says
It’s a great way of getting extra veggies in isn’t it Karen & I know you use it a lot in your 5:2 recipes too. Win win!
Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours says
I love cauliflower fried rice, so easy to make, and also an easy way to ExtraVeg.
Eb Gargano says
I keep meaning to try cauliflower rice. I’m not doing any of these diets but I am do try to eat healthily and I really, really, love cauliflower…so I am not sure why I haven’t tried it yet…Love what you have done with it! Eb x
Glamorous Glutton says
This looks delicious. I haven’t tried cauliflower rice yet, great idea to combine it with the egg noodles. Very inventive. GG
Nayna Kanabar (@citrusspiceuk) says
I love cauliflower rice and make it often, never added egg to it so I shall take inspiration from here.
I am a big big fan of cauliflower rice. I can still remember that first time I tried it (you guessed it, while on the whole30 of course) and I was blown away by the simplicity of it and yet it didn’t taste like cauliflower at all! I still make it often as it is so versatile and easy to adapt to virtually any kind of dish. Haven’t tried it with eggs though. Will do that for sure. Looks delicious!
Jane Sarchet says
Thanks Simone! Hope you’re feeling tip top today ;)
Love cauliflower rice! it’s such a great a alternative to rice/cous cous :)
I absolutely love the idea although I’ve never heard of it (I out if date right?) and the egg ribbons are just adorable I can’t wait to make them :)
Jane Sarchet says
Yay! Hope you enjoy them Teresa :)