Asian cauliflower fried rice served in a Chinese noodle bowl
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Asian Cauliflower Fried Rice

My Asian Cauliflower Fried Rice with lean ground beef, fried egg, and an easy stir-fry sauce is a healthy, low carb alternative to the take-out classic Chinese Fried Rice! You can substitute beef for chicken, pork or shrimp!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian, Chinese
Keyword cauliflower rice recipes, Chinese recipes, clean eating ideas, healthy dinner recipes, healthy recipes, healthy takeout classics, lean ground beef, low carb recipes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 343 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. raw cauliflower 900 g, grated (or about 6 cups caulirice)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef 450 g
  • 1 large egg whisked
  • 1/4 cup unseasoned rice vinegar divided
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 3 garlic cloves grated
  • 1 inch piece of ginger grated
  • 2 shallots finely diced
  • 3 medium carrots finely diced
  • 6 tablespoons tamari
  • 1 lime juice and zest
  • 1-2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce to taste + more to serve
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • sea salt to taste
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup roasted peanuts chopped
  • 3 scallions sliced (to serve)

Instructions

  1. Using a large box grater or food processor with grating attachment, shred the cauliflower into rice-size pieces. Set aside.
  2. In a 12 inch skillet, warm coconut oil over medium heat. Add ground beef, breaking it up with a wooden spoon into smaller pieces. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often until all beef is cooked through. Remove with a slotted spoon onto a plate and set aside.
  3. Reduce temperature to a low simmer. In the same pan, scramble the whisked egg for 1-2 minutes or until just set. Add to the same plate along with beef.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons rice vinegar and sesame oil to the pan to deglaze, using a wooden spoon to lift all the bits stuck to the pan. Over medium heat, add garlic, ginger, shallots, and carrot. Sauté for 3-4 minutes or until mixture begins to soften, then add cauliflower rice, mixing to combine. 

  5. Stir in tamari, 2 remaining tablespoons of rice vinegar, lime juice and zest, sriracha, fish sauce, and coriander. Fold in cooked beef and egg, then cook the mixture, stirring occasionally for about 5-6 minutes or until cauliflower rice is tender.

  6. Season to taste. Remove from heat and top with roasted peanuts and scallions. Divide evenly between among four bowls & serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Asian Cauliflower Fried Rice
Amount Per Serving (1 people)
Calories 343 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 1661mg 69%
Potassium 1158mg 33%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 6g
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 124.7%
Vitamin C 119%
Calcium 9.8%
Iron 22.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.