Kimchi Cauliflower Fried Rice
Easy Paleo Kimchi Cauliflower Fried Rice with chicken, kimchi, and gluten-free gochujang sauce. This easy and quick Cauliflower Fried Rice with kimchi recipe is Whole30 and with vegan option. This is the BEST low carb kimchi fried rice! Don’t miss it!
The best Paleo Kimchi Cauliflower Fried Rice (Whole30 and Vegan) friendly
I am on a roll sharing Korean-inspired Paleo cuisine on the blog lately ! The love affair started with my Paleo Easy Kimchi, Paleo Gochujang (Korean red pepper paste substitute), and continues with today’s Paleo Kimchi Cauliflower Fried Rice !
If you are a long term reader of my blog, you know that I’m big on flavor and simple food so if you are going to pick one korean dish to make from my blog, I highly urge you not to miss my Kimchi Cauliflower Fried Rice !
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How to make paleo kimchi cauliflower fried rice
- 2 cups Cauliflower rice
- 1 to 1.5 cups chopped kimchi
- 2-3 tbsp Paleo gochujang
- Any toppings of your choice (optional)
It can be as simple as 3 ingredients only. This Paleo Kimchi Cauliflower Fried Rice is super flavorful and ridiculously easy to make. It’s the perfect way to use up leftover or cooked chicken, pork, or beef. To make it vegan, swap protein of your choice. Simple and easy !
Paleo Gochujang (Whole30, Gluten-free, Vegan)
If you haven’t checked out my Paleo Gochujang, I highly recommend you don’t miss it ! It’s no cook and as long as you have a food processor (or mini blender) you’re set for a jar of delicious Korean-inspired chili paste (gochujang).
My homemade gochujang adds natural sweetness and a hint of spicy flavor to the kimchi cauliflower fried rice. When you sauté the two (kimchi + gochujang) in a skillet, it immediately adds extra Umami flavor. No wonder plain cauliflower rice tastes so much better with this winning combo !
Can’t have spicy food or pepper sauce?
You don’t think I’d leave you hanging without providing a simple solution, do you ?
Substitute my Paleo Gochujang for Tessemae’s ketchup or tomato paste for a non-spicy version. You can also swap my red kimchi for white kimchi here. But my Paleo gochujang is really not that spicy so test it with a small quantity first and see what you think !
If you can’t have either Paleo Gochujang or any tomato based items, skip the ingredient for a simple riced cauliflower with probiotic kimchi. Add an egg on top or avocado slices. This sounds pretty amazing to me, too !
If you give my kimchi and gochujang fried cauliflower rice a try, let me know ! Leave a comment and rate the recipe. And don’t forget to take a picture and tag it #IHeartUmami on Instagram. I’d love to see what you come up with. XOXO !
Kimchi Cauliflower Fried Rice
- 2 cups cauliflower rice
- 1 to 1.25 cups chopped kimchi
- 1 cup cooked and diced protein, chicken, steak, beef, pork or any protein of your choice (optional ingredient)
- 3 tbsp Paleo gochujang, Alt. tomato paste or paleo ketchup for non spicy version
- 1-2 tbsp kimchi juice
- Coarse salt to taste
- 1 tbsp water
Topping of choice (optional or pick-and-choose!):
- Toasted sesame oil
- Chopped scallions
- Paleo gochujang
- Furikake, or Toasted sesame seeds
- Fried eggs, or soft poached eggs
- Sushi nori sheet, sliced to thin strips
- Preheat a skillet over low heat until it’s well heated. Add 1 tbsp cooking fat of choice, add chopped kimchi. Saute until it’s no longer watery (about 2-3 minutes). Combine Paleo gochujang sauce with kimchi juice. Stir-well and set aside.
- Add cooked and diced protein (optional) and Paleo gochujang with kimchi juice to the skillet. Keep stir-frying until the sauce is coated evenly over chopped kimchi and protein. Add cauliflower rice, season with a small pinch of salt, stir-fry and coat the kimchi and gochujang paste over cauli rice evenly. Add 1 tbsp water to the skillet. Give another gentle stir then cover the skillet with a lid. Cook over medium-low heat for an additional 1-minute or until the cauliflower rice turns softer but not mushy.
- Serve: Drizzle with toasted sesame oil, sprinkle with furikake and chopped scallions, top with fried eggs , nori strips, and extra tablespoon of Paleo gochujang. Serve in room temperature.
For more Paleo Cauliflower Fried Rice recipes, check out my Filipino Skirt Steak Cauliflower Fried Rice , Broccoli Fried Rice , and Thai cauliflower shrimp fried rice! For gluten-free fried rice (using white rice), check out my coconut fried rice with pork tenderloin.
More Korean-Inspired Paleo Recipes: Kimchi beef, Kimchi chicken, Easy kimchi pancake, and Whole30 Baked Salmon with gochujang!
Made this many times and even turned my mom onto the recipe! Totally hits the spot and you don’t miss the rice at all – the cauliflower is so flavorful! Have used tomato paste instead of gochujang and was the perfect substitute!
Thank you, Dori! So happy to hear!
Is this using fresh or frozen cauliflower rice and if fresh can you use frozen instead?
It’s fresh cauliflower rice. I haven’t made cauliflower rice using frozen ones.
ChihYu, I’m a huge fan and want to thank you for making these wonderful Asian recipes accessible to the Whole30, Paleo and Keto community. I just made this fried rice recipe this morning and it was awesome! Last night I made the scallion pancake recipe and it was fantastic. Just wanted to applaud you for your wonderful recipes and good advice!
Thank you so much, Cheryl. I’m so touched. It’s my pleasure to share what I love with you all. XOXO !
This looks incredible, so much flavor going on! And I can never resist a good over easy egg on top!
I love kimchi, cauliflower rice, and fried rice… so I am sure to love this delicious looking combination. And thank you for a homemade gochujang recipe… I love that it can be made without preservatives or refined sugars!
My mouth is watering just looking at this!
Thanks so much, Liz ! So yummy !
Yes please! I’ll take some of this. It looks so delicious.
Thanks, Tina !
Oh wow. Your photos of this dish have me running straight to the market for all the ingredients. Such comfort food!
Thanks so much, Megan. This Kimchi Cauliflower Fried Rice with Paleo Gochujang Sauce has become one of our favorite easy go-to meals !
This is a gorgeous looking dish. Cauliflower rice is one of our go-to dishes. Thanks for sharing.
That sounds fabulous !
How good does this look!! Totally craving it now!
Thank you Katrina !
Oh my goodness ChihYu you’re so fun to watch! Loved the video! And the recipe sounds delicious! Kimchi is my husband’s favorite, he would love this dish.
Hehe. Thanks, Emily !! XOXO !
I am loving cauliflower rice these days and I’m always looking for new ways to use it. I love all the flavors you have going on in here!
Thank you, karen ! This Kimchi Cauliflower Fried Rice is so flavorful and delicious !
That gochujang is Mmmmmmm! I adore the umami flavors in this!
Thanks, Lindsey ! It’s so simple easy and flavorful !
This is my ultimate comfort food! You can never go wrong with kimchi fried rice.
Thank you, Jean ! Had a feeling you’d love it !
What a beautiful dish~ Packed with great flavours!
This one is going on my “to make” list!
So very welcome. Thanks, Carol !
Holy moly this looks good! Swooning:)
This looks amazing and I love the video! Just bought cauli-rice and I have kimchi as well! Definitely making this.