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INSTANT POT CAULIFLOWER FRIED RICE – Healthy Recipe

This Instant Pot cauliflower fried rice is delicious, satisfying, and made in record time.

I can’t help but adore my Instant Pot.

It really makes cooking so much easier.

If you haven’t bought yourself an Instant Pot yet, please do!

INSTANT POT CAULIFLOWER FRIED RICE on a plate

You’ll have more time for family and find that the most difficult meals are now easier and quicker to make.

Today I’ll show you how to make cauliflower fried rice so that your family can enjoy this healthy side dish.

What does cauliflower rice taste like?

If you haven’t tried cauliflower rice yet, and wondering what does cauliflower rice tastes like well I can tell you that it has a similar taste and texture to white rice.

Cauliflower fried rice will taste a little bland if you don’t season it up correctly, just like white rice.

You’ll see that my Instant Pot cauliflower fried rice recipe has many seasonings blended together to make this the most flavorful cauliflower fried rice you’ve ever bit into!

instant pot cauliflower fried rice

Is cauliflower rice good for you?

Cauliflower is most certainly good for you, when making it into rice, however, it’s not as healthy as it would be in its normal form.

You will find that cauliflower rice is generally used as a high-fiber, low carb alternative to white rice.

This rice is an excellent source of fiber and maintains lower carbs so that people on keto often enjoy using it as their rice option to maintain their proper carb count and stay in ketosis.

What do you eat with cauliflower rice?

If you want to use this cauliflower rice as a side dish, you can easily use it with any meal that you’d normally serve white rice with.

A burrito or taco can be served with your Instant Pot cauliflower fried rice, while others may enjoy a side of lean meat with their cauliflower rice.

You can essentially serve anything that you’d regularly have white or brown rice with when you’re looking to pair your cauliflower rice with something for a full meal.

This delicious rice is an excellent way to curb hunger in between meals, use as a side dish or serve during family night in.

The seasonings make this Instant Pot cauliflower fried rice more flavorful so that your mouth is happy with every bite!

instant pot cauliflower fried rice

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How to Make Instant Pot Cauliflower Fried Rice

Gather up the list of ingredients below, get your Instant Pot ready and follow my step by step instructions to make this cauliflower fried rice today.

The Full ingredient list and directions are found below in the printable recipe card

Ingredients For Instant Pot Cauliflower Fried Rice

  • frozen riced cauliflower
  • fresh cauliflower florets
  • chicken broth
  • butter
  • Olive oil
  • carrots
  • onion
  • minced garlic
  • frozen peas
  • frozen cut green beans
  • egg
  • Green onions
  • Coarse ground Garlic salt
  • Coarse ground Black pepper
  • Soy sauce
  • Brown sugar

Directions For Instant Pot Cauliflower Fried Rice

  1. Place the butter and olive oil in the Instant Pot, and press the Saute button. 
  2. When the butter melts, put the chopped onion and minced garlic in the Instant Pot, and saute until golden brown. Turn off the Saute setting and add the riced Cauliflower, cauliflower florets, frozen peas, frozen green beans, sliced carrots, and chicken broth. 
  3. Sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper. 
  4. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and press the Manual setting, and set the time for 4 minutes.
  5. Make sure the Pressure valve is set to SEALING, and press the Manual button again to start the Instant Pot. 
  6. When the Instant Pot is done cooking it will beep and go to OFF; make sure all the pressure has been released by turning the pressure valve from Sealing to VENTING. 
  7. Make sure the float valve is down, and remove the lid from the Instant Pot. 
  8. Stir the riced cauliflower and vegetables, and turn the saute setting on.  Stir fry the cauliflower and vegetables, until all the liquid has been absorbed, and its golden brown.
  9. Move the riced cauliflower and vegetables to the side of the Instant Pot, and break the egg into the Instant Pot, scramble the egg, and cook until completely done (about 3 – 4 minutes). 
  10. When the egg is done, stir the cauliflower, vegetables, and egg together, until well blended.
  11. Turn off the Saute setting. 
  12. Sprinkle the Soy sauce, and Brown sugar over the fried rice, and stir again, mixing all ingredients.

Serve, and top with chopped green onions

Instant Pot cauliflower fried rice

INSTANT POT CAULIFLOWER FRIED RICE

Kelly
This instant pot cauliflower fried rice is really delicious, easy to make, and done in no time.  You can serve this for dinner on busy nights, or weekends when you want to stay in and eat a healthy meal.  This is loaded with vegetables, and is a great way to get your kids to eat them!  You'll love this recipe. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 9

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package of frozen riced cauliflower
  • 1 cup of fresh cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • 1 Tablespoon of butter
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive oil
  • 2 carrots – peeled and sliced
  • 1 onion – finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup of frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup of frozen cut green beans
  • 1 egg
  • Green onions – rinsed and diced
  • Coarse ground Garlic salt – to taste
  • Coarse ground Black pepper – to taste
  • 1/4 cup of Soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons of Brown sugar

Instructions
 

  • Place the butter and olive oil in the Instant Pot, and press the Saute button.
  • When the butter melts, put the chopped onion and minced garlic in the Instant Pot, and saute until golden brown.
  • Turn off the Saute setting and add the riced Cauliflower, cauliflower florets, frozen peas, frozen green beans, sliced carrots, and chicken broth.
  • Sprinkle with garlic salt and pepper.
  • Place the lid on the Instant Pot and press the Manual setting, and set the time for 4 minutes.
  • Make sure the Pressure valve is set to SEALING, and press the Manual button again to start the Instant Pot.
  • When the Instant Pot is done cooking it will beep and go to OFF; make sure all the pressure has been released by turning the pressure valve from Sealing to VENTING.
  • Make sure the float valve is down, and remove the lid from the Instant Pot.
  • Stir the riced cauliflower and vegetables, and turn the saute setting on.
  • Stir fry the cauliflower and vegetables, until all the liquid has been absorbed, and its golden brown.
  • Move the riced cauliflower and vegetables to the side of the Instant Pot, and break the egg into the Instant Pot, scramble the egg, and cook until completely done (about 3 – 4 minutes).
  • When the egg is done, stir the cauliflower, vegetables, and egg together, until well blended.
  • Turn off the Saute setting.
  • Sprinkle the Soy sauce, and Brown sugar over the fried rice, and stir again, mixing all ingredients.
  • Serve, and top with chopped green onions.

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