Low-Carb Cauliflower Fried Rice

Fried rice is a Nigerian classic, but this cauliflower fried rice is a tasteful twist to your usual fried rice. If you are on a low carb diet, please get on board. You will love this!

I was on a low-carb diet a while ago, and I loved it because I could still eat many of the things I was used to eating. This cauliflower fried rice my usual go-to comfort food. It was easy to make and I could eat something very close to rice.

I know I am yet to post my fried rice recipe, but don't worry that will be here soon. In the meantime, this should keep you going.

Is Cauliflower Fried Rice Good For You

According to WebMD, cauliflower is mostly water, so it keeps you hydrated. It is high in fibre, contains glucosinolates, substances that help prevent cancer. Has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral effects.

What Does Cauliflower Fried Rice

Now, if you have never tried cauliflower before, and you are using it to replace rice, they don't taste the same and you may be disappointed at first. It does not have the same neutral taste like rice. It has its unique cauliflower taste that is enhanced through cooking. Or if you eat it raw, selecting a delicious dip. This cauliflower fried rice is close to real rice. You will love it.

How To Make Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower Rice


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  • I head of cauliflower


If your cauliflower still has the leaves, take off the leaves. I blend those with smoothies or chop them to add to sauces. You do you, use them for anything you like or discard.

Rinse the cauliflower and cut in chunks.

Cut into about one and half-inch chunks. 

Transfer to your blender or food processor and pulse gently. Do so in batches. Pulse until you get your rice-like cauliflower. 

Since cauliflower is mostly water, I transfer into my nut bag to squeeze out excess liquid. then I use cauliflower in anything that calls for cauliflower rice.

Recipe provided by www.AfricanFoods.co.uk

Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe

Cauliflower Fried Rice

Servings: 6

Prep Time: 40min

Cooking Time: 40min


  • 2 cups cauliflower rice
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables
  • 1 cup cleaned shrimp
  • 1-2 chilli pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sweet corn
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 teapsoons tumeric
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 reduced sodium bouillion
  • salt to taste


Get your ingredients ready. If you are using frozen vegetables instead of fresh, completely defrost and squeeze out excess liquid.

Heat up one tablespoon of the oil in a skillet and fry the prawn with half the crushed garlic, ginger and the flaky chilli pepper. And a bit of salt. Then transfer to a plate for later. 4-6 minutes

In same skillet, pour in the remaining oil, heat it up and saute the onion. 5-8 minutes.

Stir in the remaining chilli pepper, garlic, ginger other spices and herbs 2-3 minutes.

Stir in the mixed vegetables and add boullion 4-5minutes

Stir in the cauliflower rice 5 minutes or until veggies are cooked to tender.

Stir in the prawn

Check for salt and adjust to taste.

Serve immediately.

Optional ingredient: diced cooked liver.

Recipe provided by www.AfricanFoods.co.uk

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