One-Pan Chicken Fried Cauli Rice (Grain & Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free)

One-Pan Chicken Fried Cauli Rice
Chicken Fried Cauli Rice (Grain and Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free)

This isn't your average chicken fried rice, my friends. Yes, obviously the cauliflower 'rice' in place of actual rice gives it a healthier feel and pumps up the veg, but where the real magic lies is in the fact that while you certainly could make this for a side dish, it's really meant to be the whole meal! That's right. Chicken fried rice is bomb, but I'm not about to put that much effort into a dish that just ends up becoming a side. Nah... this chicken fried cauli rice is meant to stand on it's own, as a complete one-pan, delicious, comfort-food dinner! 

This is a staple recipe I keep in regular dinner rotation -- it's super easy! And with only one pan dirtied, the clean up is too ;)

One-Pan Chicken Fried Cauli Rice (Grain and gluten free, dairy free, egg free)

  • 16 oz cauli rice

  • 1 tbsp evoo

  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 ⅓ c mixed frozen carrots and peas (or ⅔ c minced carrots, ⅔ c peas)

  • 1 cup cooked, shredded chicken

    • (I typically use leftover rotisserie chicken. You could also shred 3 cooked chicken breasts!)
  • 3/4 tsp salt

  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos (or sub 1 1/2 tbsp tahini and a squeeze of honey)

  • Optional: Chinese 5-Spice and/or sriracha, to taste!

Add the olive oil to a large pan over medium heat and sauté the onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook for 10 more minutes, stirring frequently. If any veggies start sticking to the bottom of the pan, feel free to add a few more dashes of more sesame oil! Also, feel free to jazz this up with spices -- the basic recipe is delicious and kid-friendly as all but some find it a bit bland. If that’s you, throw in some Chinese 5-spice or Sriracha to kick it up a notch!