Cauliflower fried rice is delicious cauliflower rice recipe that is healthy, vegetarian, gluten-free and Keto. If you are looking to eat healthier this flavourful Indian cauliflower rice recipe is just perfect.
Cauliflower is one vegetable that I am completely in love with. I know some of you do not love it that much, but here in our home we can eat it almost every day.
I have even started replacing regular rice with cauliflower rice in many recipes. And, this cauliflower fried rice recipe is becoming our latest favourite.
How to Cook Cauliflower Rice
Cooking cauliflower rice is the latest favourite for healthy eating enthusiast all across the world. There are so many cauliflower rice recipes all over the Internet. Mexican cauliflower rice, Cauliflower fried rice, Cauliflower rice pizza crust, wholewheat cauliflower flatbread. You name a rice recipe, there is already a cauliflower rice recipe for that.
After much scepticism, I tried making cauliflower rice for the first time when I was on US trip last year. After dining out and trying popular food places we were finally in a rented apartment in Los Angeles. By this time I was in a state where I could kill for homemade food. Fortunately, this apartment came with a tiny kitchenette.
While grocery shopping I spotted this Trader Joe's Cauliflower rice pack that was staring at me :D. Guess What I made 🙂 No prize for guessing It was cauliflower fried rice.
Husband was like What? Riced cauliflower…Is that even a thing! Yes! That's why it is on the grocery store shelf. Now the challenge was to live up to my motto “A healthy diet does not have to be boring at all”.
That's why I thought to makeover his favourite Fried rice recipe to cauliflower fried rice recipe. It is quick to make and tastes incredible. I picked fried rice because It is always easier to start with any new ingredient by incorporating it into your tried and tested recipe.
If you are on the verge of replacing regular rice with cauliflower rice, this is Paleo, vegan and is gluten-free. Like any other recipe, you can make it healthy or unhealthy depending on what goes into the recipe.
This is a healthy dish with lots of veggies like mushrooms and carrots and flavour from spices. If you are just starting with cooking cauliflower rice, using this Indian cauliflower fried rice recipe is a good bet.
You may even call it cauliflower rice pulao that is spicy with flavours of garam masala. I sometimes add eggs to add protein to this veggie-dominated fried rice.
If you are non-vegetarian, you can add chicken. Also, if you are following whole 30 or paleo diet cauliflower rice is paleo friendly too.
Does Cauliflower Rice Tastes like Regular Rice
Now many of you have asked me if cauliflower rice tastes like regular rice? The answer is simple, No it does not! But trust me the texture and ingredients actually make it quite flavourful.
I mean if I am craving a Rajma chawal and eating that I would not replace regular rice with cauliflower rice. But if I am making fried rice with lots of ingredients, I can definitely experiment with cauliflower rice.
Because cauliflower is lower in calories, low carb, low glycemic index and one of few veggies that you can eat on the vegetarian keto diet. Also it absorbs flavours nicely like rice.
Other Cauliflower Recipes You May Like
If you love cauliflower like me you might also want to try other cauliflower recipes. Indian style Aloo Gobhi (Potato and cauliflower curry), Cauliflower fritters Bang Bang Cauliflower roasted cauliflower or This classic Cauliflower cheese soup
- 800 grams Cauliflower rice
- ½ cup Onion chopped
- ¼ cup tomatoes chopped
- ¼ cup carrots chopped
- 1 cup mushrooms chopped
- ⅕ cup cashew toasted or fried
- 1 Tablespoon oil
- ½ teaspoon finely chopped ginger
- ¼ teaspoon garlic paste
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
- ½ teaspoon red chilli powder/paprika as per your choice
- Salt to taste
- Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, once cumin seeds start to pop up add ginger and garlic paste.
- Immediately add chopped onion and sauté then till translucent.
- Now add chopped tomatoes and cook for 2-3 more minutes.
- Add finely carrots and mushrooms. Then cook it till the vegetables are well done.
- Add, salt to taste, garam masala, red chilli powder and mix in the masala.
- Finely add cauliflower rice, mix and cover the pan.
- Cook for 5 Minutes and serve the cauliflower fried rice hot.
- Top them with fried cashew and some chopped coriander and serve with yogurt.