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Vegan Pineapple Fried Cauliflower Rice

  • Author: Eat Drink Shrink
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x


  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped into rice 
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened pineapple chunks, drained, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted cashews
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas & carrots, thawed and drained.
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbs pineapple or lime juice combine with 2 tsp corn starch
  • salt/pepper as desired
  • Cilantro (optional)


  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with sesame oil over medium heat. Add diced onion. Cook and stir until slightly browned, 3-5 minutes. Add garlic and pineapple continue to cook for 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add the carrots and peas (if using frozen, make sure to remove the water), soy sauce, hoisin sauce and cook for an additional 2.
  3. Combine pineapple juice with corn starch, add to the mix. The sauce will thicken. Add the cauliflower and cook down for 3-4 minutes. Toss in the cashews and chopped scallions. I also threw in cilantro! Serve warm!


Try and get a good sear on the onions and pineapple for added flavor.
For more of a flavor boost you could grill the pineapple

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Cauliflower Rice
  • Cuisine: Side Dish


  • Serving Size: 1
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