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Paleo Chinese Cauliflower Fried Rice

Louise | July 17
paleo chinese cauliflower fried rice

I wanted to make a more traditional Chinese fried rice recipe, and so I decided to add in cubed carrots and peas. If you want a spicier and more fancy recipe for cauliflower rice, then try this one.

If you’re wondering whether peas are Paleo, then check out this article (same reason as green beans). If you’re wondering about soy sauce, then check out this article.

This Paleo Chinese fried rice recipe is great as a whole meal by itself.  But if you want an easy side dish, then try making white cauliflower rice instead – it’s perfect to accompany curries or stews.

paleo chinese cauliflower fried rice

Paleo Chinese Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe

Paleo Chinese Cauliflower Fried Rice

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Cuisine: Chinese



  1. Cut up the cauliflower into small florets so that they’ll fit into a food processor.
  2. Food process the cauliflower until it forms very small “rice”-like pieces.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil into a large pot. Add in the cauliflower and let it cook on a medium heat. Stir regularly to make sure it doesn’t burn!
  4. Add the package of carrots and peas to a pot of water and bring to a boil. Boil for around 5-10 minutes.
  5. Add in 2 tablespoons of coconut oil into a different skillet on medium heat and add in the 3 whisked eggs. Let the eggs cook a little bit before stirring it. Gently stir the eggs as if you’re making a scramble, but make sure the eggs don’t clump together too much.
  6. When the eggs are pretty solid, add the eggs to the cauliflower in the pot.
  7. Drain the carrots and peas and add to the cauliflower too.
  8. Add in 1 tablespoon of tamari soy sauce and salt to taste.
  9. Cook for 2-3 minutes more and serve.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.


  • Serving Size: 1-2 cups
  • Calories: 215
  • Sugar: 4 g
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 8 g
Edwin - August 13

So i made this one and it was amazing… we had some friends over for dinner and caught us cooking this and were very curious about it…. after trying it, they were very surprised, excited and raving about how good this recipe is.


    Louise - August 15

    So glad 🙂 I’ve made this for friends a lot, and it’s always a hit too!

Kirsteen - February 27

My husband and I love this recipe. I made it once as shown and a second time but added a little cooked onion, cashews, sprouts, and pineapple.

    Louise - February 28

    Fantastic – the additions sound great!

Adriana - March 21

A hit in our house tonight for dinner.

    Louise - March 23


Christine - July 24

This is so easy and so good – I didn’t tell anyone it was cauliflower and no one asked but they all loved it –

    Ancestral Chef - July 24


Peter Leighton - August 22

I’ve seen the cauliflower-for-rice replacement for fried rice before & it’s a great replacement! But the thing that would really revolutionize my paleofusion menu is a good paleo replacement for rice in sushi. Cauliflower is great is fried rice for the same reason it’s not good for sushi — the lack of stickiness. Same with Quinoa — just not sticky! I have yet to come up with anything that works. Any “ancestral” wisdom you could share would be helpful. 🙂

sandy - September 5

What about the “soy” sauce?

    Louise Hendon - September 5

    Great question Sandy – this article explains why tamari soy sauce is ok to use:
    If you prefer not to use tamari sauce, then coconut aminos are a great soy-free alternative.

Laura Aragon - January 1

Thank you so much for this easy to make delicious fried rice alternative, I loved it!!!

    Louise Hendon - January 2

    Thanks Laura! So glad you like the recipe 🙂

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