Festive Friday // Garlic Miso Cauliflower Fried Rice

Vegan and Gluten-free Cauliflower Fried Rice Kang hei fat choi! The one dish I’ve always I wanted to make gluten-free & vegan was Chinese fried rice. So here is my twist on the traditional recipe – garlic miso cauliflower fried rice. 

Fun fact about me: I studied abroad in Hong Kong for 8 months during college. It was hands down my favorite part of college. I traveled all over Southeast Asia, picked up little bits of Cantonese & Mandarin, and experimented trying new food. This is my little way of sharing that with all of you!

Vegan and Gluten-free Cauliflower Fried Rice What’s special about this “fried” rice is it isn’t ever actually fried. Instead, I just heated up some coconut aminos in place of the oil. If you’ve never heard of coconut aminos, it’s a raw gluten-free alternative to soy sauce.

For the base, I made a simple cauliflower “rice” and then added in some sautéed vegetables. The garlic + miso combination gave it just enough of a kick and a dash of sweetness. To top it all off, the cilantro really rounds out the dish. All around delicious!

Vegan and Gluten-free Cauliflower Fried Rice This cauliflower fried rice is 100% vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free. It’s incredibly refreshing and light. Ever since my time in Hong Kong, I really crave Chinese food every now and then. This fully satisfies that craving.

Vegan and Gluten-free Cauliflower Fried Rice My mixture of veggies included: broccoli, carrots, green & red cabbage, jicama, green bell pepper, radish, and celery. Feel free to substitute with whatever you have handy!

Vegan and Gluten-free Cauliflower Fried Rice If you are a fan of stir-fries and/or you like Chinese food, I highly recommend trying this. I am already thinking about what veggies to throw into it next. It is so simple and fast to make. I was eating mine right off the stove! This dish is a whole lot healthier than classic fried rice and equally as satisfying.

Vegan and Gluten-free Cauliflower Fried Rice The best part about this dish is it makes a large family-sized portion. So you can make a big batch and keep it in the fridge to eat throughout the week, take it to a family dinner, or share it with friends. 

Vegan and Gluten-free Cauliflower Fried Rice

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A vegan & gluten-free take on classic Chinese fried rice! Cauliflower rice mixed with sautéed veggies in a garlic miso sauce.
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-free, Asian
  • 1 medium head cauliflower
  • 2 cups chopped vegetables
  • 4 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp gluten-free brown rice miso paste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro
  1. Pulse cauliflower in a food processor until it turns into a fine rice consistency.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp coconut aminos over medium heat.
  3. Add the veggies and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add cauliflower rice to the pan and mix.
  5. Stir in the rest of the coconut aminos, miso paste, and garlic.
  6. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Top with cilantro and dig in!


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