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vegan cauliflower fried rice

Vegan Cauliflower Fried Rice

  • Author: Jess
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: Chinese


A take on fried rice that is completely vegan and made with cauliflower instead of rice!



Scrambled tofu

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 block tofu
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric

Cauliflower fried rice

  • 1 small cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup peas (fresh or frozen)
  • scrambled tofu
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • chopped scallions, cilantro and sesame seeds to top


  1. Scramble the tofu: Heat the olive oil in a skillet on medium-high heat. crumble the tofu into small pieces using your hands, or a food processor on pulse. Add the tofu to the pan and let cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. Add the soy sauce and turmeric and mix together. Remove heat and set aside.
  2. Make the cauliflower rice: Add the cauliflower florets to your food processor and pulse until it resembles rice.
  3. Prep the fried rice: Heat the oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat then add the onion and garlic letting cook for 2-3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium and add the pepper and carrot, and let cook until tender. Next add the cauliflower rice, peas, scrambled tofu, and seasoning and mix together, let cook for 3-4 minutes until the cauliflower is tender. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  4. Serve: serve in a bowl and top with some scallions, chopped cilantro and sesame seeds


  1. Add in any additional veggies you like to this dish. I find broccoli or zucchini are delicious options!
  2. This recipe can be stored in the fridge though I find it tastes best enjoyed immediately.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
  • Calories: 181
  • Sugar: 6g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 7g

Keywords: how to make cauliflower rice, cauliflower fried rice