15 Minute Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice

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Easy 15 Minute Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice that’s way better than takeout and tons healthier for you. Only 205 calories a serving! 

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Easy 15 Minute Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice that’s way better than takeout and tons healthier for you, clocking in at a whopping 205 calories a serving! PS you’re kids will never know its cauliflower not rice!

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.

When I was growing up and dating I use to cling to this verse. I guarded my heart and put the wall of China around it. I didn’t want to “fall” for the wrong guy. And when I was going through a bunch of trials with my family I clung to it even more. But I don’t think I realized what it really meant.

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The past couple weeks I haven’t done a very good job of guarding my heart.

Our hearts are very powerful things, not only do the have the power to literally give us life but we feel joy and sorrow with our heart as well – it is our emotional wellspring.

The emotional wellspring is what I haven’t done a good job of protecting. I believe part of “protecting our heart” is protecting our mind, taking captive the negative thoughts that our mind tends to wander to. Or at least mine does …

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Once you go down that road of negativity it’s hard to pull out, it’s like quick sand. You’re curious or even unknowing at times, you take that first step and slowly start to sink … and before you know it you’re surrounded by sand … getting ready to be buried alive.

Where has my heart gone lately?

Well, it starts out small. I was overwhelmed by moving, planning multiple events, and then I was late for my “time of the month.” I got my hopes up and then was crushed in a quick blow. I took that first step in the quick sand … self pity.

A close friend of self pity is comparison. I started to compare myself to other bloggers that I wasn’t good enough, feeling like I had to “strive” to change my situation, or even better … distracting myself with buying things, searching for affirmation for other people or planning a trip. There goes another step into the quick sand … envy and self-medication.

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I could keep going but today as I was listening to some worship music I was overcome by peace and God’s presence. He calmed me down, gently wrapped his arms around me and pulled me out! I needed to go back to him not self medicate.

Ya’ll. Our hearts are so precious and so are our minds. Guard them, because out of them flows life. Where has your heart gone lately? Are you filled with joy or desperately reaching to get out of the quick sand?

Ok, now onto the recipe for today!

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This 15 Minute Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice! I have been wanting to make this for a quick while and finally got around to doing it! Hands down one of the easiest recipes I’ve made, because you literally  just throw everything in the wok, cook it up and viola you’re down … in 15 minutes!! It’s heaven for moms because it is the fastest dinner you’ll every make.

But not only is it fast, it is packed with flavor AND healthy! I guarantee it will beat any take out food you’ll get. So next time spare the MSG and make your Chicken Fried Rice! You and your kids will love it and will never know that its made with Cauliflower instead of rice! Woot Woot #momwin

Bon Appetit my friends!

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ITEMS I USED TO CREATE THIS RECIPE: (there may be affiliate links below)

Wok – one of the best ways to make stir fry and this Fried Rice! The shape of the pan as well as the nonstick material helps perfect your meal!

Tamari – this is basically a gluten free version of soy sauce, it’s delicious!

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15 Minute Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 20 mins
  • yield Yield: 5-7 1x
  • category Category: Chicken
  • method Method: Stove
  • cuisine Cuisine: Asian
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Easy 15 Minute Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice that’s way better than takeout and tons healthier for you. Only 205 calories a serving!



  • 1 head of cauliflower, blended till it looks like rice (about 4 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 lb. boneless chicken breast, chopped into 1/2” dices
  • 2 eggs, scrambled
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 cup frozen sweet peas
  • 1/3 cup tamari sauce or soy sauce
  • 12 teaspoons sriracha sauce
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions (garnish)
  • sesame seeds (garnish)


  1. Add cauliflower florets to a food processor or blender. Blend until cauliflower resembles small grains of rice. Set aside.
  2. Heat a wok or large skillet to medium high heat.
  3. Add in 1 tablespoon of sesame oil to pan. Next add diced chicken.
  4. Saute chicken for 4-5 minutes, tossing throughout.
  5. Remove chicken from the pan. Add in eggs and scramble for 1 minute until cooked. Remove eggs and place with the cooked chicken.
  6. Add 1 tablespoon of sesame oil and then immediately add onions. Stir fry onions for 2 minutes until translucent.
  7. Next add garlic, ginger and carrots. Saute the vegetables for 4-5 minutes.
  8. Next add in the cauliflower rice, sweet peas, tamari sauce and sriracha sauce.
  9. Toss everything together and cook for 2 minutes. Then add chicken and egg back in and mix together.
  10. Garnish with sesame seeds and sliced green onions.


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20 Responses
  1. Cassie

    Krista, we all have our bad days, and sometimes they come in little increments or they come in one big blow that seems like forever (unfortunately for me, the latter is more frequent). But I wish you the best and I support you in everything you do–you are more capable than you think! Anyways, it’s weird that I just made a vegan version of this cauliflower fried rice today, haha! Weird how things work but it’s cool!

    1. Krista

      Thank you so much for the encouragement Cassie you truly are sooo sweet! Seeing your comments makes my day every time!

  2. Susan Buckethal

    This recipe turned out to be really excellent and will become one of my standards. I can’t wait to try it out on my grandkids, they love Asian food.

  3. Serene @ House of Yumm

    Such a great post Krista!! Exactly what I needed to hear today too. It’s so easy to get caught up in ourselves. Slowing down and being with God is always a good thing! And this rice looks amazing!!! Love cauliflower rice!

  4. Erin @ The Speckled Palate

    “Ya’ll. Our hearts are so precious and so are our minds. Guard them, because out of them flows life. Where has your heart gone lately? Are you filled with joy or desperately reaching to get out of the quick sand?” Amen, Krista. I feel like I’ve been in the trenches, too, and I’m trying to take a step back from the comparison game because there will never be any satisfaction in that. It’s comforting to know that I’m not alone in the struggle. <3

    I'll be honest: I've never tried cauliflower fried rice, but this recipe has me wanting to give it a go! I love the idea of adding more veggies into our diet. We're definitely gonna have to try this soon!

    1. Krista

      Ahh… thank you so much Erin! You’re comment totally made my day today! You are most definitely NOT alone and your blog is amazing! Can we just make a deal, NO comparison!!!

      You soooo need to try cauliflower rice, it’s a game changer!

  5. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

    I have yet to try cauliflower rice, but this is definitely the way to start. Love fried rice and this sounds wonderful!

    1. Krista

      You’ll love it! It totally takes you by surprise and then you’ll be a cauliflower rice machine! Enjoy Erin!

  6. Kacey @ The Cookie Writer

    Love! The only down side to cauliflower rice is how much the groceries stores jack up the price of cauliflower knowing it is the latest trend! Here is to hoping mine grow this year 🙂

  7. Laura / I Heart Naptime

    I love fried rice but don’t make it often – I love switching out the califlowered rice for regular white rice, genius!

    1. Krista

      Thanks Laura. I don’t make it often either but after realizing how easy it is … I’m definitely going to make it more! 🙂

  8. Heather Kinnaird

    this looks SO good! we love chicken fried rice, and I bet we’d love it with cauliflower rice even more!

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