Tired of dinner decisions? Enjoy a 14 day trial to our meal plan service, voted #1 by Lifehacker, and reduce your mental load today.

Fried Cauliflower Rice with Crispy Prosciutto
and eggs

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min

With crispy prosciutto and scrambled eggs, this is a fun twist on classic fried rice, made paleo-friendly with cauliflower. It cooks fast and is packed with umami flavor making it something that we love serving it any time of day - breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Dependency
Tags

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Cauliflower Rice:
  • Cauliflower, small - 1 head, florets chopped
  • Butter - 1 1/2 Tbsp
Fried Cauliflower Rice with Crispy Prosciutto:
  • Prosciutto, thinly sliced - 4 slices, chopped
  • Carrots - 8 oz, chopped
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Green onions - 2 stalks, chopped
  • Peas, frozen or canned - 1 cup
  • Eggs - 4
  • Bragg's / coconut aminos - 1 Tbsp
  • Fish sauce - 1 tsp
  • Vinegar, rice - 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Hot sauce (opt) - for serving

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4
Amount Per Serving
Just a moment...
% Daily Value
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...

Increase your nutrition smarts

Prep

  1. Cauliflower rice - (Skip if cauliflower rice was made ahead on 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 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 salt and pepper. Watch this video for the full how-to on cauliflower rice. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  2. Prosciutto / Carrots / Garlic - Prep as directed and store separately. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)
  3. Green onions - Chop green onions. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
  4. Peas - If using frozen peas, defrost. If using canned peas, drain and rinse.
  5. Eggs - Whisk eggs.

Unlock this meal along with hundreds of smart meal plans and never stress about "What's for dinner?" again

Try for free
Learn More

Make

  1. Heat a wok over medium-high heat. Add chopped prosciutto and saute until prosciutto is crisp. Transfer to a paper-towel lined plate.
  2. If prosciutto released oil while cooking, pour out all but ~1 Tbsp / 15 mL (for 4 servings, adjust if customizing) from the wok. If the wok is dry, add the same amount of cooking oil.
  3. Add carrots to wok and saute until carrots are golden brown and tender, 3 to 5 minutes (note: if you have a lid that will cover the wok, place the lid on top to speed cooking).
  4. While carrots are cooking, combine aminos, fish sauce and vinegar and set aside.
  5. Return to carrots and add garlic. Saute for 1 minute. Add cauliflower rice and aminos sauce mixture and stir to combine. Let cauliflower rice sit, without stirring, for a minute to let it brown slightly on the bottom of the pan. Move rice to the sides of the wok and pour eggs into the 'donut' hole in the center. Scramble eggs until cooked through.
  6. Stir in prosciutto, peas and lemon juice.
  7. Divide cauliflower rice between serving bowls and top each portion with green onions. Season with some extra aminos and hot sauce, if you'd like. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4
Amount Per Serving
Just a moment...
% Daily Value
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...
Just a moment...

Increase your nutrition smarts


Reviews

Ratings

Original (106)
Gluten-free (9)
Paleo (15)
Vegetarian (21)

38 reviews

So very good.

By: Jerrie
Posted: Jul 14, 2020
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Super yummy

By: Markell
Posted: Jun 01, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

My husband and I have a favorite go-to fried rice recipe. Since the reviews were mixed, I basically combined that with this one, which means I took alot of liberties. I would recommend using a wok on this one...definitely helps with the egg cooking part. My Changes: I used smoked sausage instead of prosciutto and used shredded carrots (they were already on hand). I added garlic and onions and doubled the sauce. Unfortunately I had run out of rice vinegar and miso, so I only used fish sauce and soy sauce. Overall I think it was an improvement on our original recipe! I will do it this way from now on :)

By: Julia
Posted: Nov 06, 2018
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Used Tamari rather than miso and bacon rather than prosciutto. It was tasty. We questioned whether it was filling enough.

By: Cathleen
Posted: Mar 05, 2018
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

I feel like it needs something. The flavor is good but feels somehow unbalanced.

By: Niki
Posted: May 19, 2017
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Left out the prosciutto; still delish!

By: Erica
Posted: May 18, 2017
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful