Healthy Recipes

Published on September 27th, 2010 | by Andrea Bertoli

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Cauliflower Fried ‘Rice’

This might deviate from the VeganMoFo theme of favorite cooking class recipes: I’m not sure if this would qualify as a true favorite of the cooking class students, but it was definitely the recipe that most intrigued them all! Chopped cauliflower is used as a base for this grain-free ‘rice’ dish. This can be eaten raw or cooked, and served solo or with green or nori wraps or pilafs.

looks like fried rice, heh? It’s cauliflower fried rice!

Cauliflower Fried ‘Rice’

3 cups roughly chopped cauliflower
pinch each salt and pepper
2 Tablespoons coconut or olive oil
½ cup thinly sliced red onion
1½ cups thinly sliced napa cabbage
1 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
1 cup shredded carrots
½ cup chopped green onion
1 Tablespoon coconut aminos

  1. Pulse cauliflower, salt, and pepper in the processor until the shape of rice. Remove and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil until warm. Add onions and cook until browned. Add cabbage, peppers, carrots, and green onion and sauté for 5-10 minutes until vegetables are tender.
  3. Add cauliflower mixture with coconut aminos. Stir until combined and warmed through.
  4. Serve in wraps, or alongside other vegetables for a grain-free meal! Enjoy!

Yield: 3-4 servings

chopped or ‘riced’ cauliflower ready to be used!


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About the Author

A vegan chef, cookbook author, educator, writer, surfer, and yogi based in Honolulu, Andrea is also the Accounts Manager for Important Media. Follow her foodie adventures at AndreaBertoli.com, Vibrant Wellness Journal, and Eat Drink Better. Find more from Andrea on Facebook and Instagram



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