The Best Cauliflower Fried Rice

So I’m gonna give y’all a little heads up. This recipe is HELLA bomb! I mean one of my bests if I do say so myself… if I do say so myself… hold up (sing it with me)! If you know what song those lyrics are from you are my ultimate bestie.

Ok back to the cauliflower rice. I didn’t plan on it being a Cajun-Asian infusion. But, hell it worked and it is delicious! For my Cajun lovers, I used andouille sausage to give it a spicy and spiced up flava. And for my Asian lovers, I added some ginger, crushed red pepper flakes and coconut aminos for some flare.

EIf you love fried rice and you’ve been looking for the perfect low calorie yet still comforting substitution, cauliflower rice is the way to go! I know for me, the first time I made cauliflower rice, I wasn’t a fan. Sauteéing it up with ghee, garlic, salt, and pepper doesn’t do the trick. Ya know how when you roast cauliflower you gotta season the ish up and throw a shitton of spices on there? Well, cauliflower rice is the exact SAME. Now, I know I sound redundant but I promise you a lot of people don’t love cauliflower in general simply because they don’t season it well. So don’t be afraid to spice that ish up!

THE BEST Cauliflower Fried Rice

That is the same with any vegetable or good carb. When you are preparing for your food, you have to approach it from a place of love and creativity. I always say, when you are approaching your Salads, Vegetables, lean meats, grains, legumes…etc. Approach them with the same love, passion, and creativity Grandma puts in her lasagna. You know, a little of this, a little of that, taste, and repeat. Always challenge your palate. Once you continuously discover new flavors and ingredients, healthy eating becomes fun, exciting and enjoyable. NOT A CHORE. So let’s have some fun and get cooking.

Serve your cauliflower rice with Cajun Salmon, or Crispy Chicken Thighs

Let’s get cooking

Let’s get cooking

The Best Cauliflower Fried Rice

Riced cauliflower fried with lots of rich spices and andouille sausage make up a deliciously flavor-packed dish.
Riced cauliflower fried with lots of rich spices and andouille sausage make up a deliciously flavor-packed dish.
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:25 mins
Yields:2 Serves


  • 2
    tbsp. avocado oil
  • 3
    ounces andouille sausage, diced (Garrett Valley is a great whole30 complaint brand)
  • 1/2
    an onion, diced
  • 1/2
    bell pepper, diced
  • 1
    tsp grated ginger
  • salt and pepper
  • 1
    scallion, minced
  • 12– ounce bag riced cauliflower
  • 1
    tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1
    tsp adobo seasoning
  • 1
    tbsp freshly chopped parsley


  1. In a non-stick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of avocado oil and the brown sausage, 3-5 minutes.
  2. Remove the sausage from pan and set aside.
  3. Now, add in the onions, peppers, and ginger to the same pan and saute until the pepper is tender. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  4. Increase the heat to high and stir in the riced cauliflower, the last tablespoon of avocado oil and sauté for 3-5 minutes.
  5. Now, add the scallions, coconut aminos, and adobo seasoning and stir to combine. Lower the heat to medium high and continue to sauté for about 3 minutes until the cauliflower is tender and all the flavors have married.
  6. Finish with fresh cilantro, Thai basil or parsley and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Serves 2
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Let me first say that I love everything you make, with the creamy coconut mushroom chicken being my favorite. With this recipe I must have used the wrong Adobe Seasoning. I used GOYA adobe seasoning and it was way to salty to eat. After the fact I saw the GOYA adobe seasoning number 1 ingredient is salt with 350 MSG in one tsp.

So please make sure you don’t use the GOYA adobe seasoning. I do want to give this another shot. Charlotte what adobe seasoning did you use?

Hi Timothy! So sorry this didn’t work for you! I applied a link to the recipe to Primal Palate spices. I really recommend their adobo seasoning. All of their spices are organic, clean, and paleo friendly. I would NEVER recommend using goya anything! Their stuff has a lot of other crap in there not just MSG. So please please stay away from that, and a lot of the grocery store brands. I recommend Simply Organic Foods, Frontier, and Primal Palate for spices. Please let me know how it goes when you give it another try.

THIS WAS AMAZING! I lost hope in riced cauliflower, until I made this! It has such good flavor. My husband even enjoyed it. You did your thing Charlotte! I would love to know your top recipes!!

Oh I am so glad you enjoy this! Makes me so incredibly happy! And I will definitely put up the top recipes on the homepage very soon. Thank you so much!

I made this to go with the lemon garlic shrimp and they were perfect together. I left out the sausage and red peppers because I’m not a huge fan of either, and it still tasted amazing. It even swayed my boyfriend over to eating cauliflower rice!

YAS we have boyfriend approval! I always love hearing that because it is so hard to get guys to eat what we eat. Thank you so much for sharing Tyler!