Cauliflower Fried Rice (Vegan)

By Jessica Hylton - - Updated

This Vegan Cauliflower Fried Rice is the perfect low carb version to your favourite fried rice dish! It’s husband approved, loaded with flavour great for meal prep and even includes vegan eggs! 

Top down view of vegan fried rice in a black skillet with chopsticks on the side.

One of the best things I learned about trying to eat lower carb more often was that, it’s pretty incredible ho w good you can make low carb foods taste. Now, I don’t eat low carb every single day but my interest in low carb foods has definitely peaked. You already know cauliflower and I are BFFs, and I have been wanting to make this Cauliflower Fried Rice for months now.

Well, I finally did it and let me just say this – always follow your gut. Cause it KNOWS just how amazing Cauliflower Fried Rice is going to be!

A bowl of cauliflower rice.

Yes, I have a quinoa fried rice version of this dish. But my husband said that this was the most guilt free he’s ever had fried rice. He absolutely loves Asian food, and fried rice is definitely included on that list. To hear that he thought that this tasted just like fried rice really cemented that I really did it. This Cauliflower Fried Rice really captures the true essence of that fried rice flavour. I loaded this up with all my favourite flavours, and did a special technique to help with the cauliflower rice texture too.

A spoon stirring some vegan fried rice in a black skillet.

Long story short, you want to start by toasting this cauliflower rice. It really draws out any excess liquid, and gives the cauliflower rice a solid texture. This texture continues to last in the fridge for days (if yours even makes it to a few days – we finished this in like two nights, only because we went out one of those nights!).

This truly is a crowd pleaser. Be sure to add in your favourite vegan egg alternatives, too. I usually add in my tofu scramble. This time around, I had some Just Egg leftover in the fridge so definitely to use it here and really loved how it turned out. So, it’s up to you!

Eat up and enjoy friends!


Top down shot of a wood spoon stirring vegan fried rice.

Vegan fried rice in a skillet, next to chopsticks.

Cauliflower Fried Rice (Vegan)

This Vegan Cauliflower Fried Rice is the perfect low carb version to your favourite fried rice dish! It's husband approved, loaded with flavour great for meal prep and even includes vegan eggs! 
by: Jessica in the Kitchen
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Course Dinner, Sides
Cuisine American, Asian
  • 1 cup tofu scramble OR 2 vegan eggs like Just Egg, already prepared
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 3 cups cauliflower rice
  • 1 large carrot shredded with shreds cut in half, or cubed
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 3 tablespoon liquid aminos
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine or regular white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons green onions plus more for garnish


  • In a pan over medium high heat, add the sesame oil and add the cauliflower rice. Stir it to coat, then let it sizzle until it begins to brown a bit, after about 5 minutes undisturbed.
  • Reduce heat to medium and add in the carrots, garlic, frozen peas, liquid aminos and rice wine. Stir to combine, and allow to cook for about 8 minutes until carrots have softened and everything is combined.
  • Add in the tofu scramble or vegan egg substitute and green onions, stir to combine, and remove from heat. Add more green onions for garnish if you desire.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy! If not serving immediately, allow to cook then store in an air-tight tupperware container. Enjoy!
If you’re using pre-brought cauliflower, I would suggest cooking it like how to package recommends, then using it. I used a pre-done cauliflower rice, microwaved it first, then used it. It would give the same effect like using day old rice or day old quinoa.


Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 617mg | Potassium: 371mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2173IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 1mg
by Jessica

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Recipe Rating


  1. Michelle says:

    5 stars
    Outstanding! A bit of work to put it all together but well worth it for a week’s worth of delicious lunches.

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Awesome thanks for all your kind words Michelle! We’re so happy that you enjoyed it!

  2. Amanda says:

    5 stars
    This was my first time making cauliflower rice, I had the help of a food processor which made it quick and easy!
    The overall recipe is delicious and full of flavor. It’s a quick meal to whip up, and it won’t last long on you plate 🙂 (seriously yummy!!)
    I’ve already added this recipe to my meal prep binder!
    Thank you Jessica!!

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      We’re so happy that you enjoyed this recipe Amanda! Thank you so much for reading and leaving such a nice comment!

  3. Michelle says:

    5 stars
    This recipe is SO GOOD! It helped to prep really well before starting to cook but once you’re cooking, it takes no time at all to put together and is so worth it at the end. The fried rice and tofu scramble recipes are going in my weekly rotation for sure.

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