Serve this Bacon Cauliflower Garlic Fried Rice with a tangy Asian tomato ginger salad and fried egg for a healthy, low-carb breakfast.
I’m a big fan of cauliflower and fried rice, so I’ve been wanting to make cauliflower fried rice for a while but just hadn’t gotten around to it.
I’ve almost always got a head of cauliflower in my fridge, so one morning, I decided to make this Bacon Cauliflower Garlic Fried Rice for breakfast. To make cauliflower “rice” simply put cut up cauliflower pieces in a food processor and pulse until crumbly.
This is a Filipino inspired breakfast fried rice that my kids love. Although bacon isn’t typical in this fried rice, I added it for extra meaty flavor. Traditional Filipino fried rice is served with a type of sausage that is filled with preservatives, so this is a cleaner version of that breakfast.
My husband is trying to eat less carbs, so this low-carb fried rice fit the bill. Plus, he loves bacon, so this was the perfect breakfast for him one morning. Topped with Asian Tomato Ginger Salad and a fried egg, this is a low-carb version of my favorite Filipino Garlic Fried Rice. Honestly, I don’t even think my husband knew he was eating cauliflower and I certainly didn’t tell him.
If you’ve never had fried rice for breakfast, give it a try.
You might also like these breakfast fried rice recipes:
- ½ head cauliflower
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil or other flavorless oil
- 8-10 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 strips antibiotic-free, uncured bacon
- 1 teaspoon fish sauce or soy sauce
- ½ cup peas
- Cut cauliflower into smaller pieces and place in food processor; process until finely crumbled - this is the cauliflower rice.
- Heat oil in a wok or large skillet; add garlic and bacon and saute until light brown; add cauliflower rice and continue to saute about 5 minutes until cauliflower is cooked through and moisture is removed. You want a dry mixture resembling day-old rice. Add fish sauce and peas and continue to cook a few minutes until peas are just cooked through. Divide into two bowls.
- Serve with Asian Tomato Ginger Salad, poached or fried egg, and some Thai Chili Garlic Sauce, if desired.