Easy cauliflower fried rice recipe

Course Dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Adore Foods


  • 1 large cauliflower head
  • 4-6 slices of bacon
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1/2 lb 200g raw prawns (shrimp), shelled and deveined
  • 1/2 lb 200g shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 spring onions finely sliced


  1. Separate the cauliflower head into small florets and place them in a food processor. Pulse until the mixture looks like rice. Do this in 2-3 rounds and don't fill more than half of the bowl at once with florets.
  2. In a large, heavy bottomed saucepan, fry bacon slices until crisp and set them aside, on paper towel.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to the pan, mixing with what has left from the bacon, add onion and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in mushrooms and any other vegetables you wish to add, cook for 5 minutes. Add cauliflower rice to the pan and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add soy sauce and chopped spring onions to the pan and turn off the heat. Mix well.
  4. In a separate pan, heat 1 tablespoon butter, add minced garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add raw prawns (shrimp) and cook them for 2 minutes on each side. Remove and set aside.
  5. Serve fried cauliflower rice with crispy prawns on top and some chopped bacon. Add some more soy sauce and a splash of Spiracha, if you like your fried rice a bit spicy.
  6. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This recipe was adapted after Pete Evans' Cauliflower Fried Rice recipe.