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Cauliflower Fried "Rice" Recipe (VIDEO)

Cauliflower Fried "Rice" Recipe (VIDEO)

People are always looking to cut down on their carbohydrate intake, especially the simple refined kind (white rice, white pasta, white bread, etc) which can lead to weight gain or make losing weight difficult. If we consume more carbs than the body needs, it gets stored as fat, which over time can accumulate.

Here is a recipe to help you cut down on (unhealthy) carbs while still satisfying that craving, because ultimately you are still getting your carbs, just a healthier version.

Marrisa Cauliflower Rice 1


Serves 3

  • 1 large cauliflower (approx 4 cups), cut into florets
  • 1 cup tempeh, diced
  • 1-2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 cup ladies fingers / okra
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 stalks spring onion, sliced
  • 1 capsicum, diced
  • 4 stalks bok choy, chopped
  • ½ cup coriander
  • Sea salt or Himalayan salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C (425°F). Season the cubed tempeh with turmeric, salt and coconut oil. Place in the oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  2. Lightly steam the ladies fingers, and set aside.
  3. For the cauliflower rice, place the florets in a food processor, and blend till the cauliflower looks like rice. Depending on your food processor, this should take about 15-20 seconds. You don’t want the cauliflower to become mushy. It needs to have a grain-like consistency. 
  4. Heat the oil in a pan, add the onion, spring onion and capsicum. If you want it spicy, add some chilli paste. Saute for a few minutes until fragrant.
  5. Add the bok choy. Once the bok choy has reduced in size, add the cauliflower rice. Allow this to cook for a while, stirring occasionally.
  6. Toss in the ladies fingers and tempeh. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Lastly, toss in the coriander.

You’ll be pleasantly surprised how well cauliflower can substitute rice.  And there’s no guilt eating this as you’re eating the best possible carbs you could consume – a whole load of vegetables! Alternatively, you can use quinoa - it's fibre- and protein-rich and gluten-free!

Marrisa Cauliflower Rice 4

Do give this recipe a try and let us know how yours turns out. Happy cooking!

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Marissa Parry

Written by: Marissa Parry

Marissa Parry became an expert in health and wellness because she truly understands how good nourishing your body with quality fuel and feeling fit and strong feels.

She is an ACE Personal Trainer, ACE Medical Exercise Specialist, Holistic Nutritionist and is currently pursuing a Health and Wellness Consultant certification. She is both owner and an Instructor at Movimento Simples de Capoeira (Malaysia’s leading capoeira academy – all on top of her role as Health and Wellness Director at (Asia’s first health and wellness online marketplace). She is mother to two children in whom her life philosophy is firmly planted and nurtured.  

Marissa’s philosophy is fitness for life. Real life lived to the full.

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With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Writing and Publishing Studies, Mia has always had a knack for expressing herself with the written word. Having worked in the public relations and publishing industry,she enjoys writing on a variety of topics and exploring new territories and subjects. Her stint as a freelance writer has seen her work being featured in local publications. When not banging on her Macbook keyboard, this avid animal lover and yoga enthusiast enjoys cooking up a storm and experimenting with new recipes.

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