Low-Protein RecipesCauliflower Fried Rice

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Cauliflower Fried Rice

Substitute cauliflower for regular rice, add veggies and Asian seasonings, and enjoy this tasty low-protein version of a classic dish!

  • Serving size: ½ cup
  • PROTEIN per serving: 1.4 g*
  • CALORIES per serving: 52
  • Total FAT per serving: 2 g
  • Total CARBS per serving: 8 g
  • # of servings: 8
  • Time to prepare: 30 min

*Protein amount may differ depending on the brands that are used.



  • 4 cups (about 1 head) cauliflower or 1 bag Trader Joe's® Riced Cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil, or more to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ small onion, diced
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 3 tbsp Kikkoman® Preservative Free Teriyaki Baste & Glaze
  • 1 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • Chopped scallions, to garnish
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • 1Break down the cauliflower in a food processor until it's the size of rice. (You can skip this step by using a bag of Trader Joe's Riced Cauliflower.)
  • 2In a wok or large pan, heat the sesame oil over high heat. Add the garlic and diced onion, and fry until fragrant.
  • 3Add the carrots, celery, and cauliflower, and cook until tender (approximately 5 minutes). Stir in the teriyaki sauce and rice wine vinegar.
  • 4Cook for 8 to 10 minutes over medium-high heat, stirring briefly every minute. Season with salt and pepper, and garnish with chopped scallions.

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