Cauliflower Fried Rice – it’s Easy!

Cauliflower Fried Rice – it’s Easy!

Just like the fried rice at the corner chicken shop, only healthy 😉 I love using sesame oil here because it brings a unique flavour suitable for Asian-style cooking, and it also is one of the better oils for cooking due to it’s high smoke-point (temperature at which the nutrients are destroyed and the oil may produce toxins). It’s actually higher than coconut oil! Enjoy your cauli-rice as a meal by adding tempeh/tofu or even legumes to this dish, or as a side with some other delicious mains!


For: 6 - 8 serves
  • 1 head cauliflower chopped into quarters
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 large brown onions diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp tamari sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1-2 tsp fresh ginger grated
  • 1/2 tsp chilli fkales
  • sea salt and pepper +/ herbamare
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C and line a baking tray with paper.
  2. Scatter the tray with the cashews in one layer, and place in the oven for 5-7 mins, until lightly golden. Set aside.
  3. Heat sesame oil in pan, add minced garlic and saute for 2-3 mins in a large pan or wok.
  4. Meanwhile, dice or pulse your onion in your processor until finely chopped. Add to the pan to saute, together with the chopped/diced carrot.
  5. Next, pulse a quarter of cauliflower into your processor and pulse until crumb-like. Throw into a bowl whilst you do the same with the entire cauliflower.
  6. Once cauliflower is "rice", add to the pan with the grated ginger and seasoning, place the lid on and allow to pan-fry/steam for 6 mins, stirring occasionally.
  7. Use this time to boil water, enough to cover your frozen peas in a bowl. Once boiled, pour over the peas in a bowl for a few mins, drain and set aside.
  8. Remove the lid, stir, taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
  9. Add in the peas and toasted cashews and toss to combine. Allow to heat for a further 5 mins.
  10. Drizzle with tamari, mix through and remove from heat. Enjoy!