This Vegan Cauliflower Fried Rice with Tofu is a comforting healthy alternative to classic fried rice. It's so good, you won't even notice you're eating low-carb!
The best part about this Vegan Cauliflower Fried Rice with Tofu is that even though it feels like comfort food, it is a healthy hearty meal.
You won't miss the rice, because it's that good!
This healthy recipe has all the flavors of vegan fried rice without all the carbs. It is keto-friendly and gluten-free.
Another way I like to sneak in cauliflower is in a Cauliflower Chocolate Smoothie. The cacao powder adds a dark chocolate flavor and you can't taste the cauliflower.
This is an overview of the ingredients. To see the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions, see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Tofu: You can use firm or extra firm tofu for this recipe.
- Toasted sesame oil: Adds a nutty flavor.
- Tamari: I used low-sodium gluten-free tamari because I like to control the amount of sodium. You could use soy sauce if you aren't gluten intolerant.
- Cauliflower: You could use a fresh head of cauliflower that you rice in a food processor, or you could use frozen riced cauliflower.
- Peas: I used frozen peas.
- Carrots: Adds a sweet flavor. You could use fresh or frozen
- Garlic: Adds a pungent flavor.
- Ginger: Adds a spicy flavor. I used fresh ginger root. If you have extra, you can freeze it.
- Hoisin sauce: Adds a sweet and salty flavor. Make sure to check labels if you need gluten-free. Many have wheat.
- Green onions: Adds a mild onion flavor.
- Salt and pepper: Enhances flavors and adds flavor.
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- Heat sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add crumbled tofu and tamari. Cook until starting to brown, about 5-10 minutes.
- Add cauliflower rice, carrots, peas, garlic, ginger, hoisin sauce, the rest of the sesame oil and tamari, and salt and pepper as needed. Cook for a few minutes, until carrots are tender.
- Add the white parts of the green onion. Cook for a minute longer.
- Top with the green parts of the green onion.
This will tofu and cauliflower recipe will last up to 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge.
📖 Variations / Additions
- Bell pepper
- Roasted cashews
- To save time, use frozen cauliflower rice. To save money use a head of cauliflower and rice it yourself.
- Don't thaw frozen cauliflower rice. Just add it straight to the pan.
- You could add turmeric for a yellow color. This makes it look like the classic fried rice with eggs. It adds a nice flavor too, but you don't have to use it.
- This recipe tastes even better the next day after the flavors have melded together.
No, not exactly. Cauliflower rice takes on the flavors of the ingredients you cook it with. It doesn't have a strong cauliflower flavor, and you don't miss the rice in my opinion.
If you are cutting back on carbs, this Vegan Cauliflower Fried Rice is for you. Packed with Asian flavors, you won't even miss the rice!
I originally posted this recipe on May 23, 2015. I added new photos, text, and a video when I republished it.
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Vegan Cauliflower Fried Rice with Tofu
- 14 oz. firm or extra firm tofu crumbled
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil divided
- 3 tablespoons low sodium gluten free tamari divided
- 3 cups chopped cauliflower about ½ head (or use store-bought riced cauliflower)
- ½ cup frozen peas
- ½ cup finely chopped carrots
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 teaspoons ginger minced
- 1 tablespoon gluten free hoisin sauce
- 2 green onions chopped
- Salt and pepper
- Pulse chopped cauliflower in a food processor until the consistency is similar to rice. You can also grate the cauliflower on a box grater. Set aside.
- Heat 1 tablespoon of sesame oil in a pan on medium high heat. Add crumbled tofu and 2 tablespoons of tamari. Cook until starting to brown, about 5-10 minutes.
- Add riced cauliflower, peas, carrots, garlic, ginger, hoisin sauce, the rest of tamari and sesame oil, and salt and pepper. Cook until vegetables are tender.
- Add chopped green onion and cook about a minute longer.
*Note: Nutrition information should be considered an estimate only. Different nutrition calculators give you different results.