This healthy version of chicken fried rice (or maybe I should say chicken fried cauliflower rice) may be one of the easiest recipes I have on the blog. Not only does it take minutes to prepare but it’s full of fiber and quality vegetables to help fuel your day.
Chicken Fried Cauliflower Rice
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Okay, full disclosure I never order chicken fried rice when I go for Chinese. I go for the sweet and sour pork, chicken chow mein, ginger beef, and maybe some broccoli and baby corn (soaked in extra garlic). Yeah, I don’t always associate Western Chinese Food with health, but I also make the decision. I have it once or twice a year, so that’s fine.
However, you can totally health up Chinese food at home easily.
What vegetables are in chicken fried rice?
This healthy chicken fried rice recipe uses cauliflower rice in place of white rice as an added vegetable.
Is there anything cauliflower can’t do?
I used the bagged frozen riced cauliflower in the freezer section. It’s the Green Giant brand. This ingredient is something I always have some on hand for filler or added convenience when I’m feeling too tired to cook.
Tip: I microwaved the cauliflower for five minutes while I cooked the peas and carrots since I add the cauliflower at the end of the recipe.
I also used frozen peas and carrots for an added convenience (you can totally use fresh, but there’s no chopping with frozen).
As for the onion, I chopped it fresh, but again – some stores sell diced onion frozen.
If you use all frozen vegetables. This dish is ready in mere minutes!
Is Cauliflower Fried Rice Whole30?
Because this recipe has peas, it is not Whole30 as legumes are not allowed during the 30 days of elimination.
However, you can swap our the peas for vegetables like broccoli or celery and have it be compliant if you’re doing Whole30.
What’s Needed for Fried Rice
To make this healthy fried rice recipe, you don’t need many supplies.
Other ingredients that may be more affordable on Amazon vs your local grocery store are:
How to make Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice
One of my favorite things about this dish is that it’s a one pan meal! I cooked it in a cast iron pan and there was only one dish to wash.
Talk about a win!
Another tip would be to buy a rotisserie chicken from the deli and use this recipe with the leftovers.
Healthy recipes on the blog and don’t forget these healthy cooking swaps.
PS: this is awesome when you add peanut sauce to it too.
Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice
- Heat the sesame oil in a cast iron pan over medium heat. Wait until it's nice and hot.
- Add the onion and frozen peas and carrots vegetables and saute for 5-7 minutes or until vegetables are soft and onion is translucent. If you're using frozen cauliflower, microwave it now while the vegetables cook.
- Add the egg and scramble it together until cooked.
- Add the diced chicken, garlic powder, cauliflower, and coconut aminos. Stir together untli there's no liquid at the bottom from the soy sauce. Taste and adjust seasonings.
- Top with green onions and serve.