Try this Easy Fried Cauliflower Rice with Ground Turkey recipe for a quick dinner or use for meal prep throughout the week.  Using cauliflower rice keeps it ‘low carb’, ‘paleo’, and ‘gluten-free’.

Fried Cauliflower Rice with ground turkey

I love sharing meal prep ideas with you!  Especially this time of year when it’s Spring and it seems like there are a million things going on after work and zero time to cook.  I have been making this Easy Fried Cauliflower Rice with Ground Turkey on the weekend and using the leftovers to meal prep lunches for the week.  You could also make it for a quick and easy dinner one night.  It literally takes about 15 minutes from start to finish, Yes!

fried cauliflower rice

Lets start with the ingredients.  I use pre-riced cauliflower rice (I can always find this one in the freezer section at my local grocery store).  I choose frozen over making my own because processing the cauliflower makes too much of a mess, and I don’t have time for that.  If you want to make your own, by all means go for it!

ingredients for fried cauliflower rice

You will also need ground turkey (you could easily substitute ground chicken), carrots, scallions, edamame or peas, coconut aminos or soy sauce, sesame oil, eggs, garlic, and ginger.  If you’re looking to add even more veggies I’ve also added some kale or spinach to the mix a few times.

This recipe uses cauliflower rice to keep it ‘low carb’, it’s also ‘paleo and ‘Whole 30’ friendly swapping out regular white rice.  To be honest at first I wasn’t the biggest fan of cauli rice, but it’s defiantly growed on me.  Plus in this recipe the sesame oil and soy sauce give it such a great flavor.  FYI this recipe was also hubby approved!

Meal Prep fried cauliflower rice recipe

To make this Easy Fried Cauliflower Rice with Ground Turkey you cook everything in one pan.  Start by cooking the garlic, ginger, and carrots in the sesame oil, then you’ll add in the ground turkey.  Once the turkey is almost cooked cooked you’ll add the room temperature cauliflower rice and edamame or peas and cook for 3-5 minutes.

To add the eggs I make little ‘holes’ in the mixture to crack each egg in, then quickly mix it all up as the eggs cook.  You’ll then remove the pan from heat and add the additional sesame oil, coconut aminos or soy sauce, and scallions.

Then I suggest avocado, sriracha, sesame seeds, and/or cilantro for toppings.  And for meal prep I portion the mixture into four glass containers, these are the ones I own and love.

meal plan fried cauliflower rice

Easy Fried Cauliflower Rice with Ground Turkey

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Try this Easy Fried Cauliflower Rice with Ground Turkey recipe for a quick dinner or use for meal prep throughout the week.  Using cauliflower rice keeps it 'low carb', 'paleo', and 'gluten-free'.
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 12 oz bag frozen cauliflower rice
  • 1 cup frozen edamame or peas
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey or chicken
  • 3 whole carrots, cubed
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil (divided)
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • ¼ cup coconut aminos or soy sauce
  • 6 scallions, chopped
Instructions
  1. Bring the frozen cauliflower rice and edamame or peas to room temperature.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add carrots, garlic, and ginger. Cook for about 2 minutes then add the ground turkey or chicken and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes chopping the meat up into bite sized pieces.
  3. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon sesame oil and add the cauliflower rice and edamame. Cook until the cauliflower is soft.
  4. Turn the heat down to low and make a hole in the middle then add the beaten eggs and stir until the eggs are cooked, then remove from heat.
  5. Stir in the coconut aminos and scallions.
  6. Top with sriracha, avocado, sesame seeds, and/or cilantro.

 

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6 Comments on Easy Fried Cauliflower Rice with Ground Turkey

  1. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups
    May 4, 2018 at 11:41 am (3 weeks ago)

    Yum! Cauliflower fried rice is part of the regular rotation for us, I love the idea of adding ground turkey.

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      May 8, 2018 at 11:21 am (2 weeks ago)

      Yes I love the ground turkey for some extra protein! Hope you’ll give this recipe a try Emily!

      Reply
  2. Kelli at Hungry Hobby
    May 4, 2018 at 4:51 pm (3 weeks ago)

    Cauliflower rice is one of my favorites! I really like that you made it into a fried rice, so smart! I would add some extra veggies to it too!

    Reply
    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      May 8, 2018 at 11:22 am (2 weeks ago)

      Yes it took me a little while to get used to cauli rice, but now I love it! Definitely got to give this fried rice version a try!

      Reply
  3. Jenny
    May 7, 2018 at 10:32 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Made this tonight. So, so delicious! (I give this 5 stars, it would only let me click 4!)

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      May 8, 2018 at 11:23 am (2 weeks ago)

      Oh Jenny that makes me so happy! I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂 Thanks always for reading and sharing!

      Reply

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