Quick Pineapple Paleo Fried Cauliflower Rice

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 3 1x


Quick Pineapple Paleo Fried Cauliflower Rice



  • 3 cups cauliflower rice (about a small head of cauliflower). See notes for how to make this.
  • 2 eggs, beaten (plus oil or spray for cooking)
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 2/3 cup diced green onion (white and green portion, divided)
  • 12 ounces bag frozen peas and carrots mix (best thawed or partially cooked)
  • 3 tbsp tamari sauce (gluten free soy sauce)
  • 1/2 cup pineapple (diced) – reserve 1 tbsp pineapple juice if you have any.
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Optional Protein – 3 oz gluten free precooked sausage or dried meat (beef, turkey, or pork).


  1. First make the cauliflower rice. Chop into sections with knife first then pulse in food processor or blender a few times until “riced” texture forms. pulse for 1 or 2 seconds each time.
  2. If you are using a precooked meat/protein, go ahead and chop that into smaller pieces.
  3. In a small bowl, beat your eggs and set aside.
  4. Heat a large saute pan or wok over medium heat and spray with oil. Add the eggs and cook, turning a few times until set; Remove from the pan and set aside on a plate.
  5. Next add the sesame oil, garlic, and 1/4 cup white portion of green onion to the pan. Saute until fragrant. About 1 -2 minutes.
  6. Place pan on medium high and add the cauliflower rice, peas/carrots, and stir fry for a 2-3 minutes until coated.
  7. Mix in your tamari sauce, pineapple (and juice), and meat (if using), cover and cook approximately 3 to 5 minutes, stirring, until the cauliflower is slightly tender on the inside.
  8.  Add the egg then remove from heat and mix in remaining green onions.
  9. If there is any sauce left in the skillet or wok, then pour that on top of your bowl before serving.
  10. Top with crushed red pepper and salt/pepper to taste.


To make Cauliflower Rice chop your cauliflower head in half and cut off stems. Place half in a food processor or blender and pulse until it’s “riced.” Then do the other half. See this post for how to rice veggies

Paleo option – use coconut aminos in place of tamari

  • Category: dinner
  • Method: stir fry
  • Cuisine: asian


  • Calories: 320
  • Sugar: 10
  • Sodium: 400 mg
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 15 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 16 g

Keywords: cauliflower rice, stir fry, fried rice, healthy, grain free, dairy free, asian


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