Paleo Fried Rice

Chinese faux fried rice uses grated cauliflower instead of white rice. This crafty grain-swap boosts your healthy vegetable intake without looking or tasting like it. Low carb, and highly satisfying…. a life-changer! 

Paleo Fried Rice

  • Servings: 4
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  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 8 oz boneless pork loin, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 onion, sliced 
  • 1 cup vegetables your choice, diced
  • 2 eggs (optional)
  • 1 inch ginger 
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce 
  • 3 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp Chinese wine 
  • 3 tsp hot chilli 
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp white pepper 
  • Sesame oil for frying

Let’s go:

  1. Pulse cauliflower in food processor until grainy CauliflowerRice-Uncookedx
  2. In a very hot wok, heat 1 tablespoon of oil until almost smoking. Add the pork strips, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and stir-fry until cooked.
  3. Plate the pork and set aside. Add another tablespoon of oil and stir-fry the ginger, chilli, and onions about 3-5 minutes until onions are clear.
  4. Add your remaining vegetables (minus the cauliflower) and 1 tbsp Chinese wine. Stir-fry until vegetables are cooked, but still crisp.
  5. Throw in the cauliflower rice and put lid on the wok on low heat and cook for 5 minute until cauliflower turns clear.
  6. Finally, make a clearance in the centre of the wok and add your eggs, scramble and cook them a bit, before blending it with the rice.
  7. Mix in the pork, and add the soy sauce and fish sauce, more or less to taste. Serve hot.



  1. Espirational says:

    I love making fried “rice” with cauliflower. Don’t really love grating the cauliflower though — I use an old fashioned grater that is a real “knuckle buster.”

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