Cauliflower "Fried Rice"

Cauliflower "Fried Rice"

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 to 4
Author Connie Veneracion


  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 onion roughly chopped
  • 1 small carrot peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 1/3 cup sweet peas
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 bell pepper cut into small cubes
  • 1 to 1-1/2 cups cups broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup sweet corn kernels (I used canned)
  • sesame seed oil

To garnish:

  • chopped cashew nuts
  • toasted sesame seeds
  • fried garlic bits


  • Cut the cauliflower into small pieces and dump into the food processor. Chop until you have pieces about the size of rice grains.
  • Heat the cooking oil in a wok or frying pan.
  • Saute the onion until softened.
  • Turn up the heat. Add the carrot cubes and peas. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stir fry for about half a minute.
  • Add the bell pepper and broccoli florets. Sprinkle with more salt and pepper. Continue stir frying for a minute.
  • Add the corn and chopped cauliflower. Sprinkle with salt and pepper again. Stir fry for half a minute then turn the heat down to medium. Continue cooking, stirring often, for another two to three minutes or until the cauliflower bits are cooked through but still lightly crisp.
  • Off the heat, drizzle in a little sesame seed oil. Toss to blend. Taste and adjust the seasonings before serving.
  • Ladle the cauliflower "fried rice" into bowls. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds, chopped nuts and a bit of fried garlic bits.