Cauliflower Fried Rice {for one} {vegetarian}

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[insert mini rant]

I love spending time in the kitchen, making messes and experimenting but chopping, grilling, baking… can be very tiring. Especially after a long day and lately my workdays have felt extra long.

The last thing I want to do when I get home from work is cook something complicated [thus breakfast for dinner occurs veryyy often]. And I’m usually hangry [sorry family] after work… aka feed me now!

Breakfast for dinner just won’t cut it every night so I aim to prepare other simple dishes.

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A healthy and delicious meal does not need to take more than 30 minutes. Do I sound like Rachael Ray? Hah! Well it’s true! Or sometimes less than that. Veggies already chopped? 25 minutes. Protein pre-cooked? 15 minutes. With a bit of planning and prep, you can have dinner on the table to feed your hangry self or family.

I had a lot of veggies in the fridge so I whipped up this batch of Cauliflower Fried Rice on Wednesday night. I had the “rice” with some mashed sweet potato and almond butter. This could also be a great side for a piece of chicken or fish, or add some more protein [see add-in ideas below] for a complete one bowl meal. You can really pair the “rice” with anything to create a simple, balanced meal.

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I kid you not, it actually tasted like real fried rice.

Cauliflower Fried Rice {for one}


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups pureed cauliflower – about 1 small cauliflower head pulsed in a food processor for about 10 seconds
  • 1 cup peas and carrots (frozen works)
  • 1/2 cup edamame beans (optional)
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped white onion
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed garlic
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil
  • 4 tbsp. Tamari soy sauce or coconut aminos 

Some other add-in ideas: broccoli, zucchini, mushrooms, almonds, chicken, shrimp, bacon (did I really just say that?!)… whatever your little heart desires :)


  1. Grease a large skillet or wok with 1 tsp. of coconut oil. Scramble the eggs, remove from pan, chop/slice into small pieces and set aside.
  2. Add the other teaspoon of coconut oil, the garlic, onion and bell peppers to your skillet or wok. Sautee until soft, approx. 5 minutes.
  3. Add the peas, carrots, edamame beans and 1 tbsp. of sauce/coconut aminos; mix all together.
  4. Add the cauliflower, sliced egg and 3 tbsp. of sauce/coconut aminos; mix again.
  5. Lower the heat to medium-low and cover for approx. 3-5 minutes (until the cauliflower is soft but not mushy).
  6. Enjoy!



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26 thoughts on “Cauliflower Fried Rice {for one} {vegetarian}

  1. That looks REALLY good! My go to easy-weeknight meal is definitely chicken(or fish) with sauteed veggies–throw it over pasta or even a salad and voila. I have gotten really efficient at chopping veggies and chicken quick and throwing them in the pan with basting oil and cooking them (kinda like stir fry). Typically I toss it over spinach/lettuce for a salad but other times I will throw it over pasta or quinoa (I make big batches at beginning of week)–typically takes me less than 15 minutes to make the meal!

  2. This looks so good! I’ve made healthy fried rice with actual rice, but I love the idea to do it with cauliflower. I’ve been meaning to try making cauliflower “rice” for ages!

    My favourite Asian inspired dish (and my favourite weeknight meal) is just a tofu stir fry with brown rice. It never gets old!

      1. To be honest I don’t really eat out at many Asian restaurants because a lot of Asian cuisine uses nuts, and I’m allergic. :( Sushi is safe for me though (thank goodness!). If you’re ever in Burlington, Ichiban has awesome sushi!

        My two favourite non-Asian restaurants in Toronto are Zoe’s Bakery Cafe and Buca – have you ever been to either?

  3. Easy weeknight meals has gotta be the quinoa chicken caprese salad. I always have cooked chicken in the fridge ready to grab. Add some boccocini cheese balls, cut up basil and fresh tomatoes and you’re good to go – once the quinoa is cooked. SO easy, and delicious.

    If i’m feeling even lazier than that I’ll nuke a sweet potato and have some veg and cooked chicken breast.

  4. We eat a lot of paninis during the week. We make them on the george foremen and I think they taste so much better than the ones at Panera.. and they are 10 times cheaper!

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