Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice is the perfect alternative to ordering takeout when you are following a low carb diet.
Cauliflower is one of the most versatile ingredients that is approved on the keto diet, and it's the perfect alternative to white rice.
And this riced cauliflower with chicken recipe does not disappoint!
Even if you are not following the keto lifestyle, you can still opt for this Cauliflower Rice Recipe next time.
Plus cauliflower is full of nutrients and vitamins so you can’t complain about that aspect. It is full of vitamin C, wonderful for bone health, detoxing, and even an immune booster.
Those are just a few reasons why I am always reaching for this hearty veggie to implement into our meals.
Does Cauliflower Rice Taste Like Rice?
Cauliflower is a semi tasteless vegetable. So is rice, so cauliflower rice is a great way to cut out the extra carbs and it makes for an easy dinner. Once grated the Cauliflower rice is almost the same texture as rice too. This healthy swap is one of the best ways to enjoy the foods you love still.
Whether you buy a bag of frozen or fresh cauliflower rice or use a head of cauliflower and toss in the food processor the choice is yours. Sometimes I make my own from scratch, and if I am in a time crunch I go for convenience.
Once you choose which route to go for your rice, then you add in your veggies and of course chicken. Follow my directions below to get that restaurant-quality flavor right in your own kitchen.
Can You Make Your Own Cauliflower Rice?
Although you can now find riced cauliflower in the freezer section at your local grocery store, making your own is simple. I like to use a box grater to grate mine and then place it on a cookie sheet with my seasonings and bake for a bit. This pulls the moisture out of the cauliflower and you can freeze it to use on busy nights.
This healthy fried rice recipe has become one of my new favorite ways to prepare cauliflower rice.
It is all about layering those ingredients into your dish. Some may think plain cauliflower rice is bland, but to me, that is how it is with any type of rice. But when you add in chicken, veggies, and sauce, it creates layers of flavors that really make a tasty cauliflower fried rice. I love this recipe, it is my go-to!
Can You Make Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice Without A Food Processor?
Yes! Use your blender on the pulse setting or even use an old-school cheese grater. It will take more time but you will still get that rice texture by grating it by hand. With your blender just pulse until it resembles a rice texture as you would do in a food processor.
This recipe is easy to make your own. Add in crushed red pepper to give it a little bit of spice.
Can You Freeze Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice?
Yes. Say you make your own or buy a bag and don’t think you will use it all for this recipe. Just make sure to dry your rice as well as you can and then seal properly and freeze. It can last 3-6 months when put in the freezer properly.
This is such an easy recipe for a quick weeknight meal. We love the idea of fried rice, and I love incorporating a healthier version to help keep us on track. You won’t even miss the empty carbs. Add some low sodium soy sauce over the top and you have a wonderful dish to serve up for family and friends.
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