This easy Cauliflower Fried Rice recipe is loaded with vegetables, full of juicy pineapple, and can easily be made Paleo and Whole30! Have this healthy, gluten-free, and dairy-free pineapple fried rice dinner recipe ready and on the table in under 30 minutes!
Getting Out of a Rut with Pineapple Fried Rice
Sometimes you can get stuck in a rut and make the same recipe week, after week, after week.
You know the ingredients, you’ve got the techniques down, and it always turns out in-cre-di-ble.
One recipe I tend to do that with on a regular basis is this Gluten-Free Fried Rice recipe. If I’m craving some takeout, it is sure to hit the spot.
This past week, instead of turning to my tried and true recipe, I decided to change it up a bit by making CAULIFLOWER fried rice… with pineapple!
Cauliflower Fried Rice is as Good as Regular!
To be honest, I was a bit shocked.
The cauliflower fried rice recipe actually tasted as good (if not better!) than the traditional fried rice recipe I usually make.
Not to mention the juicy bites of pineapple in every bite!
If you are a pineapple-on-pizza or pineapple-on-anything type of person, this pineapple fried rice recipe is for you!!
What Kind of Cauliflower Rice Should I Use?
There are a few different types of cauliflower rice, or riced cauliflower, that you can use:
- You can make your own cauliflower rice at home using a food processor and an S-shaped blade.
- Definitely the cheaper way, but can get a tad messy!
- Buy already prepared riced cauliflower in the refrigerated or frozen section.
- The refrigerated riced cauliflower is my fave!! Especailly if you live in Texas… Cece’s Veggie Noodle Co. has an excellent one!
- Frozen cauliflower rice works great, too, but might get a tad bit more lidquidy than the other types.
How to Make Whole30 & Paleo Cauliflower Fried Rice
The original version of this cauliflower fried rice recipe was made using Tamari, a gluten free soy sauce.
However, if you are on a Paleo, Whole30, or soy-free diet, coconut liquid aminos are a great substitute for regular soy sauce.
Simply replace the soy sauce 1-to-1 for coconut liquid aminos and follow the rest of the recipe. Voila! Whole30 & Paleo Cauliflower Fried Rice!
How Can You Evolve this Pineapple Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe?
While this pineapple fried rice recipe is already gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian, there are a few changes you can make to suit your taste buds and dietary preferences:
- Leave out the pineapple and peas to make this a low-carb dinner recipe.
- Change up the vegetables and replace with what you have on hand. (Broccoli would be great in here, too!)
- See above to learn how to make this cauliflower fried rice Paleo and Whole30.
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Pineapple Cauliflower Fried Rice
- ½ cup carrots finely diced
- ¾ cup red bell pepper finely chopped
- ¾ cup sweet onion finely chopped
- 3 Tbsp. olive oil divided
- 2 garlic cloves crushed
- 4 eggs whisked
- 3 ½ Tbsp. soy sauce gluten-free*
- 1 tsp. sesame oil
- 2 Tbsp. rice wine vinegar
- 4 cups cauliflower rice
- ¾ cup frozen peas
- ¾ cup pineapple cut into ½-inch pieces
- Green Onions optional
- Cilantro optional
- New! Get this recipe in Meal Plan #4
- In a large skillet or wok add 2 Tbsp. olive oil, carrots, bell pepper, and onion. Saute over medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until vegetables are almost tender.
- Add crushed garlic and saute for 1 minute.
- Push all vegetables to the side and add last tablespoon of olive oil and whisked eggs. Scramble eggs for 2-3 minutes or until cooked through.
- In a medium bowl combine soy sauce, sesame oil, and rice wine vinegar. Whisk to combine.
- Add cauliflower rice and sauce to the skillet and cook for 7-8 minutes, or until cauliflower rice becomes slightly crispy. (I let mine sit for 1-2 minutes before stirring to get ultra crispy cauliflower rice!)
- During the last 2 minutes of cooking add the frozen peas and pineapple chunks.
- Serve Pineapple Cauliflower Fried rice with green onions or cilantro and enjoy! Get this recipe in Meal Plan #4.
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Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.