Ground Pork Cauliflower Fried ‘Rice’
with fried egg / tomatoes / cucumbers
One of the most fun things about this fried cauliflower 'rice' that is inspired by Indonesian Nasi Goreng is how colorful it is on the plate. Not only is it finished with a sunny-side up egg, but it is served with fresh cucumbers and tomatoes for added texture and flavor.
- Cauliflower florets - 12 oz, riced
- Butter - 1 Tbsp
- Bell peppers, red - 1, diced
- Onions, medium - 1/2, diced
- Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
- Ginger, fresh - 1 tsp, grated
- Bragg's / coconut aminos - 1 Tbsp + 2 tsp
- Honey - 1 tsp + 1 tsp
- Fish sauce - 2 tsp
- Vinegar, rice - 2 tsp
- Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
- Pork, ground - 1 lb
- Eggs - 4
- Hot sauce (opt) - for serving
- Tomatoes, medium - 1, thin wedges
- Cucumbers - 12 oz, matchsticks
Cauliflower rice - (Skip if made ahead for Tuesday) Pulse florets in a food processor until broken up into ‘rice’-sized bits. Cook rice in one of two ways: 1) Microwave for 4 to 5 minutes and then fold in butter. Season with some salt and pepper; or 2) Heat a pan over medium-high heat and add butter. Saute cauliflower in heated butter for ~5 minutes, until tender but still crunchy. Season to taste with some salt and pepper. Watch this video for the full how-to on cauliflower rice. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
Make seasoning - Whisk together first portion of aminos, first portion of honey, fish sauce, and rice vinegar. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
Tomatoes / Cucumbers - Prep as directed.
To pork, add second portion of aminos and second portion of honey. Saute until pork is lightly caramelized, 3 to 4 minutes more.
Stir in bell peppers, onions, garlic, and ginger. Saute until very tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Add seasoning and bring to a simmer.
When seasoning is simmering, add in cauliflower rice and cook everything together until cauliflower rice is warmed through and evenly coated in seasoning.
Remove from heat and cover to keep warm.
Heat a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add second part of cooking oil and then crack eggs into heated oil. Cook eggs on one side until whites are set and yolks are still a bit runny, 4 to 6 minutes. (If you’d like the eggs more cooked, flip and cook on the other side.)
Divide cauliflower rice between serving plates and top each portion with a fried egg. Serve cucumber and tomato slices on the side. Serve with hot sauce if you’d like it spicy. Enjoy!
I couldn’t find the kecap manis, so had to make adjustments, I really crisped up the tofu and did add extra sauce. I also had a tiny bit of quinoa and broccoli that I threw in at the end, My husband really liked this (he added some spicy hot mustard)1 Helpful
Ok, but nothing mind blowing0 Helpful
Based on reviews I quadrupled the sauce but used less soy sauce. Husband commented that it could be better with less fish sauce too. His highest praise for tofu ever was in this form. He said “I didn’t hate the tofu”. Kids ate without complaints too.0 Helpful
Not the biggest fan. Definitely needed the egg on top. There have been other fried rice recipes here that we liked better. It was fun to have an excuse to go to the Asian market to get kecap manis! So fun to explore!0 Helpful
Yummy! This had such a good flavor and was so easy to make.0 Helpful
absolutely delicious! I made it again within a few days!0 Helpful
Another family favorite!0 Helpful