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If you love Chinese Food, no doubt you’ll be aware of Egg Fried Rice. It’s a staple on most Chinese menus and goes with almost every dish from Crispy Shredded Beef, to Sweet & Sour Pork to Honey & Sesame Chicken. Well, this Egg Fried Cauliflower Rice is my healthier, Low Carb version without all of the MSG that normally comes in a Chinese takeaway. And made with cauliflower rice, it contains no grains or starchy carbs so it’s great if you’re eating Paleo or the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. It’s a fresh, light version of a classic that wont give you that heavy feeling that rice can sometimes give.
The first thing to do is to make the Cauliflower Rice. I have full instructions in my Lemon Cauliflower Rice with Coriander (Cilantro) recipe, but the method is very simple. All you have to do is chop the cauliflower into florets and then pulse it in the food processor until it resembles the texture of rice. Alternatively, if you don’t have a food processor you could always just grate the cauliflower but the ‘grains’ will be slightly larger.
Heat the sesame oil in a wok or a frying pan. I like to use sesame oil as it has a lovely, nutty flavour that goes so well in Asian dishes but any oil will be fine. Slice the spring onions (scallions) and the garlic. Add these to the pan and cook for a couple of minutes.
Add the Cauliflower Rice and the frozen peas and stir fry for a few minutes to soften the rice and defrost the peas.
Scrape the cauliflower away from a small space in the pan so you have an area to cook the egg. Crack the egg into a bowl, whisk to combine the yolk and the white and then pour into the space in the frying pan. Scramble the egg in the pan until it all cooked and then stir it through the rest of the ingredients.
Season with plenty of salt and pepper and it’s ready to serve
I like to serve this Egg Fried Cauliflower Rice alongside my Sticky Chinese Chicken Thighs as it soaks up all the delicious sauce. I also use it as a base for my Honey & Sesame Sticky Chicken and my Sweet Chilli Salmon!
Allergy & Dietary Information for Egg Fried Cauliflower Rice
This recipe is Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Refined-Sugar Free & Dairy-Free. It’s also suitable for SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet), Vegetarian, Low Carb and Whole30 Diets. If you want to leave the peas out then this recipe is also Paleo.