Fake-Out Takeout Chinese Food with Whole30 Cauliflower Fried Rice

Cauliflower rice? Yep and I can’t even stress to you how this amazing Whole30 cauliflower fried rice is going to rock your world.

If you remotely think you don’t like cauliflower you have to give this a try because it doesn’t even taste like cauliflower. That’s right, it doesn’t taste like cauliflower and it is the ultimate mind trick when it comes to eating your veggies and remaining compliant with the Whole30 Challenge.

Fake Out Take Out Whole30 Cauliflower Fried Rice

Cauliflower rice is literally grated cauliflower that has the look and texture of rice. It cooks quickly and it takes on the flavor of whatever you cook it with so you get to control the flavor by your oil and seasoning combination.

Fake Out Take Out Whole30 Cauliflower Fried Rice and Orange Chicken

You have the option of using fresh cauliflower for this recipe by grating it yourself in a food processor or you can go the easy route and buy it pre-grated and frozen. I love the Trader Joe’s frozen cauliflower rice and keep it in the freezer for whenever the urge to make Whole30 cauliflower fried rice strikes me. (almost daily)

Fake Out Take Out Orange Chicken with Whole30 Cauliflower Fried Rice

Whole30 Cauliflower Fried Rice Ingredients

  • 3 cups of frozen cauliflower rice
  • chopped onion
  • chopped carrots
  • frozen peas (optional, peas are legumes but I look at them like green beans which are compliant)
  • 2 eggs
  • sesame oil
  • fresh garlic
  • ginger powder
  • cayenne pepper
  • salt
  • green onions
  • sesame seeds (optional)

Fake Out Take Out Whole30 Cauliflower Fried Rice

    1. Heat up your wok and sesame oil.
    2. Add chopped onion and carrots, sauté until onion is translucent.
    3. Add frozen cauliflower rice, frozen peas, fresh garlic and ginger powder, sauté for 4 minutes.
    4. Push the cauliflower rice towards the edges of the pan.
    5. Scramble eggs and add to the center of the wok, cook until set
    6. Stir to incorporate eggs into the cauliflower rice
    7. Season with salt
    8. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds

Whole30 Cauliflower Fried Rice has become a family favorite in this house because it tastes so good and it is quick and easy to prepare. Next time I throw a Whole3o casual dinner party I am going to make this recipe and serve my friends and family my fake out take out fried rice and orange chicken.

Fake Out Take Out Whole30 Cauliflower Fried Rice with Orange Chicken


  1. Julie says:

    This sounds amazing! I’ve seen cauliflower rice at Costco and was not sure how to use it? I’m going to have to pick some up and give this a try!

    • Denise Bryant says:

      You are correct…peas are technically not “compliant” because they are considered a legume however I look at them the same way I look at green beans which are compliant. I also take into consideration that I am not eating split pea soup but a few peas sparsely sprinkled amongst a pile of cauliflower and other compliant veggies.

  2. Nancy H. says:

    Hi ma’am,

    Do you have the amounts to add for the ground ginger, seasame oil, etc? I’m not very good at just guessing. Thank you!

  3. Mary Theresa says:

    I made your orange chicken and cauliflower rice. You list ingredients but not the amount to use. I had to just guess at the amounts. Please review and add that information for others who might want to make these dishes.

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