Paleo Cauliflower Pork Fried Rice


This delicious Paleo & Whole30-compliant cauliflower pork fried rice comes together in less than 30 minutes, making it an easy weeknight meal! AIP-optional.

Paleo Whole30 Cauliflower Pork Fried Rice

I can’t believe I never posted a cauliflower rice recipe on the blog before! It’s one of the easiest and fastest dishes to cook, making it a common weeknight meal in our household. I do eat white rice frequently, but cauliflower rice has it’s own appeal when trying to keep things light and lower in carbs, especially if you are going through a sugar detox like the Whole30 challenge.

You can, of course, switch out the protein in this recipe but my favorite is pork fried rice. It’s probably because I’m obsessed with pork chops and will use any excuse to include it in a recipe. I just love how flavorful and fatty they are!

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This recipe can also be easily modified to be AIP-friendly! My mom is still staying with us so that’s what I ended up doing. Just omit the black pepper and miso paste and the dish will still be very flavorful. I actually made this for her because she had mentioned how much she missed eating rice while on the autoimmune protocol.

The next time you are craving Asian fried rice, try making this version instead of getting takeout! The restaurant version is often filled with corn starch, sweeteners, unhealthy oils, and MSG, but you can avoid all those crappy ingredients by making this cauliflower pork fried rice at home. You’ll also find that making it at home is just as flavorful, and it’s a great way to fit in some extra serving of veggies!
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Paleo Whole30 Cauliflower Pork Fried Rice

Paleo Cauliflower Pork Fried "Rice"

This delicious Paleo & Whole30-compliant cauliflower pork fried rice comes together in less than 30 minutes, making it an easy weeknight meal! AIP-optional.
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Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Jean Choi

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower or 4 cups of pre-shredded cauliflower rice
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos or gluten free tamari sauce
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 lb pork chops, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste Omit pepper for AIP
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large carrot, shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups green beans, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger, grated
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • If using a head of cauliflower, place the florets in the food processor and pulse until it becomes a rice-like texture and size. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together coconut aminos, apple cider vinegar, and fish sauce. Set aside.
  • Season the pork chop cubes generously with salt and pepper (if using) and toss gently.
  • Heat coconut oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add onion, garlic, and pork chop cubes and cook while stirring for 3 minutes, until the pork is browned on all sides
  • Add shredded carrot, green beans, and ginger and cook for 5 more minutes until the green beans are bright and tender. Stir frequently.
  • Add cauliflower "rice" and the sauce. Stir once, lower the heat to low, then cover for 4-5 minutes until the cauliflower becomes tender.
  • Stir everything together and garnish with cilantro leaves, if using, before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Paleo Cauliflower Pork Fried "Rice"
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 599mg 25%
Potassium 680mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 56.6%
Vitamin C 24.9%
Calcium 4.1%
Iron 6.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

*If avoiding soy, replace miso paste with extra coconut aminos.

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