Easy Cauliflower Fried Rice with Baby Bok Choy

Easy Cauliflower Fried Rice with Baby Bok Choy - a healthy meal ready in 30 minutes! paleo, gluten-free, whole30 |

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This paleo-friendly cauliflower fried rice is ready in less than 30 minutes! It’s a great lighter alternative to traditional fried rice! Serves 4 to 5.



Cauliflower Fried Rice

Baby Bok Choy


  1. Break the cauliflower into small florets. Pulse the cauliflower in a food processor until it turns into small rice-like pieces.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add the onions and sauté until the onions are translucent, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the carrots, peas, and red pepper and sauté for 2 minutes. Sprinkle a pinch of salt on the vegetables. Add the cauliflower rice and another pinch of salt, and stir for 2 minutes.
  3. Scramble the eggs and stir it in with the vegetables in the pan. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in Chinese chives and chopped green onions. Season with coconut aminos, sesame oil, garlic, and five-spice powder. Add more salt if desired. Turn off the heat when the eggs have cooked through.
  4. Chop off a bit of the bottom stem of the baby bok choy. Some of the leaves will fall apart, leaving the bok choy heart in tact. Rinse bok choy.
  5. In another pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the bok choy and sauté for 30 seconds. Reduce the heat a little. Add 2 tablespoons of water to the pan and cover it for about a minute. The water helps prevent the greens from burning.
  6. Remove the lid, and stir in the garlic and salt. When the greens have turned into a vibrant green color and the darker leaves have started to wilt, turn off the heat. This should be another 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  7. Serve cauliflower fried rice with baby bok choy. Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container.


1. *If you can’t find any Chinese chives, just replace it with 2 stalks of green onions.

2. If you don’t have coconut aminos and you’re not too concerned with the whole paleo thing, use 2 tablespoons of low-sodium soy sauce instead. Soy sauce is saltier than coconut aminos, so be careful about how much additional salt you add to the fried rice.