This totally vegan, totally delicious cauliflower fried rice is packed with flavor and veggies that will leave you completely satisfied!
Not fried rice with cauliflower, although that would be good too. This is cauliflower fried rice. The rice is cauliflower. It’s not really rice. It’s cauliflower disguised as rice. I know. Kinda mind boggling.
Okay, I’ll admit, not so long ago the idea of cauliflower fried rice might not have appealed to me all that much. But trust me, this stuff is good. Not good, as in, oh I’m on a diet and this isn’t a bad substitute for carb-laden rice good, but good as in, have some self control and don’t eat the whole batch good.
See, I didn’t make this because I was on a diet. I’d never do that to you guys. I made this because it’s summertime and I like to experiment with lighter versions of meals I might eat during the cooler months when it’s warm out. You know, stuff that’s just as delicious, but a little less filling. Well, guess what? This isn’t one of those meals. Oh, it’s delicious, but I failed on the less filling part. I really didn’t expect that to happen at all, but my husband and I both polished off big plates of this before looking up at each other, rubbing our bellies and nodding our heads. “Damn, that’s filling.” We were in agreement.
So yeah, let’s quickly debrief:
Make this dish if you’re on a diet and want to cut out carbs.
Make this dish if you’re not on a diet and want something delicious.
Make this dish whether or not you’re on a diet, and you want something filling.
Make this dish. And enjoy it.
- 1 medium head of cauliflower
- 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 carrots, diced
- 3 cups snow peas
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 3 scallions, chopped
- ¼ cup cashews
- Working in batches, break cauliflower into large chunks and place in food processor bowl. Pulse until coarsely chopped.
- Heat oil in large wok over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
- Add garlic and cook another minute.
- Raise heat to high.
- Add cauliflower, carrots, snow peas and soy sauce. Cook, flipping frequently, until veggies become tender crisp and cauliflower begins to brown in spots, about 5 minutes.
- Divide among plates and top with scallions and cashews.