Cauliflower Fried Rice with Bacon

Overhead shot of cauliflower fried rice in speckled bowl with chopsticks.

Cauliflower Fried Rice with Bacon comes together easily in only 15 minutes! Skip the takeout and make your own (tastier) low-carb, keto-friendly fried rice at home.

When I’m wanting to eat a bit healthier, but I still feel like indulging, I reach for a bowl of this Cauliflower Fried Rice. It’s so satisfying and packed with flavor. And even though this is a healthier version of fried rice, I’m still adding in some delicious bacon in there. It adds so much flavor to this dish. 

Basically I’m taking my standard Fried Rice recipe, but I’m making it low-carb and keto-friendly fried rice by swapping in cauliflower rice. I also halved the amount of bacon from my original recipe. But like I said, it’s still in there! 

Nowadays, you can easily find grated cauliflower in the produce or frozen section of any supermarket. But if you’d like to make your own cauliflower rice, it’s super simple. 

How to Make Cauliflower Rice: 

Cut cauliflower into florets and working in batches, process it in a food processor until it resembles rice (you don’t want to crowd the food processor). Alternatively, you can grate the cauliflower using a box grater. 

Ingredients for Cauliflower Fried Rice: 

  • Cauliflower Rice
  • Bacon
  • Eggs
  • Shallot
  • Garlic
  • Frozen Peas
  • Green Onions
  • Soy Sauce (or Tamari)
  • Oyster Sauce
  • Butter

Ingredients for cauliflower fried rice laid out on concrete countertop .

How To Make Cauliflower Fried Rice

  • Cook bacon until crisp. Remove from pan. 
  • Add eggs and scramble. Set aside with bacon. 
  • Add butter and saute shallot, garlic and peas. 
  • Increase heat and add cauliflower rice, green onions, soy sauce & oyster sauce. 
  • Fry for 3 minutes, then add bacon & eggs. Enjoy! 

The flavor in this Cauliflower Fried Rice with Bacon is unbelievable!

Tips for Making Keto Cauliflower Fried Rice:

  1. Use what you have on hand – Don’t have shallots? Use onions and garlic. No bacon? Leave it out, just add in a bit more butter for sauteeing the veggies. Have some carrots in the fridge? Throw those in there too!
  2. Use a BIG skillet – This makes a lot of fried rice. You want to make sure things aren’t overflowing, and you want as much cauliflower in contact with the bottom of the pan as possible.
  3. Get things hot! Make sure that you have your heat turned up, and be sure to let that cauliflower get nice and crispy at the end. We actually want to fry the cauliflower rice.

Cauliflower fried rice in wok after cooking.

Cauliflower Recipes: 

Wine Pairings for Fried Rice: 

  • Try a Prosecco or Gewurztraminer with this dish. Cauliflower and eggs can often be tricky to pair with wine, but these light, fruity varieties actually help to bring out all the salty, smoky flavors in this dish.

Side view of bowl of keto fried rice with chopsticks.

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Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe

Overhead shot of cauliflower fried rice in speckled bowl with chopsticks.

Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: cauliflower fried rice, cauliflower rice, keto fried rice
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 170 kcal

Cauliflower Fried Rice with Bacon comes together easily in only 15 minutes! Skip the takeout and make your own (tastier) low-carb, keto-friendly fried rice at home.



  • 3 strips bacon cut into 1/2" pieces
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • ¼ cup minced shallot
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • One 2-lb head cauliflower or 2 pounds prepared cauliflower rice
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 3 Tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 teaspoons oyster sauce
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the bacon, until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and let drain on paper towels.
  2. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat from the skillet and increase the heat to medium-high. Add eggs and scramble. Once fully cooked, remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Add butter to the now-empty skillet and heat until melted. Add shallot and garlic and season with salt and pepper. Sautee for 2-3 minutes, until the shallot has softened.
  4. Increase heat to high and add in cauliflower rice and peas, stir to combine. Fry over high heat for approximately 3 minutes, until it’s getting nice and brown, and crispy.
  5. Add the soy sauce, oyster sauce, green onions, bacon and eggs and stir to combine. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 100mg33%
Sodium 1005mg44%
Potassium 206mg6%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 543IU11%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. Marlynn | Urban Bliss Life

    This cauliflower rice recipe is awesome!! I used to feel bad that no one else in my family likes cauliflower, but that just means there’s more for me! 🙂 Great wine pairing suggestions too. Thanks, Erin!


  2. Nan

    5 stars
    First try last night and it was a wonderful foundation for what you have on hand. I’ve been looking for a recipe like this. Thank you!


    1. Erin

      You are so welcome Nan! I’m glad you enjoyed it!


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