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Cauliflower Fried Rice

Serves 2 30 minute prep time

By Tara Doyle on October 23, 2015

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Need a quick weeknight meal? Turn to cauliflower fried rice. You’ll be using a blazing hot wok or pan for this recipe so make your life easier and have all ingredients chopped, placed in small bowls and ready to be thrown in. Chefs call it mise en place which means “putting in place”, as in set up. It’s a great habit to adopt for most recipes. This dish is also best cooked in small batches. You don’t want to crowd the wok or pan as you want everything to cook quickly. Any extra cauliflower rice can be frozen in re-sealable bags.


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  • ½ head organic cauliflower
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • ½ cup peas, fresh or frozen
  • ½ cup corn, fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • ¼ cup green onions, diced
  • ¼ cup raw cashews, almonds or other nuts
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 1-2 tsp fresh ginger
  • ¼ cup oil
  • A few splashes sesame oil
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • Optional: ½ cup marinated tofu


  • Cut stem off cauliflower and cut into smaller florets.

  • Add to food processor and pulse until rice-like. Set aside.

  • Heat wok or pan to high and add oil.

  • Add in the following order and stir frequently with a metal spatula:
    1. Onions (cook until translucent)
    2. Mushrooms (cook until browning)
    3. Carrot (1-2 minutes)
    4. Cauliflower (1-2 minutes)
    5. Peas and corn (1 minute)
    6. Nuts, garlic, ginger (1 minute)
    7. Green onions

  • Finish with sesame oil and soy sauce.

  • Pour onto platter and serve immediately.

Tara Doyle

Vega Art Director Tara Doyle is Certified in Plant-Based Cooking and loves experimenting with new dishes in the kitchen, and nourishing her family and friends. A busy mom, Tara is passionate about teaching kids of all ages about healthy eating, and growing and cooking their own food. When not cooking, working, or hanging out with her son, she can be found completing a WOD at CrossFit, shredding powder on her skis, or playing a game of beach volleyball with friends.
Tara Doyle

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