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Whole30 Pineapple Fried Rice from the Whole Smiths. A MUST_MAKE on your Whole30. Pin, Pin, Pin! Paleo-friendly and gluten-free.
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5 from 1 vote

pineapple fried cauliflower rice

A paleo & whole30 compliant version of cauliflower fried rice
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: main or side
Cuisine: Paleo
Servings: 4 -6
Author: the whole smiths


  • 7 pieces of bacon
  • 5 eggs scrambled
  • 2 heads of cauliflower
  • 1 carrot shredded
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 green onions thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 2 C. chopped pineapple preferably fresh
  • 1/4 C. raisins no sugar added
  • 1/2 C. cashew pieces and halves
  • 1/4 C. coconut aminos + additional for serving if desired
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 2 tsp. fish sauce
  • 1/4 C. chopped cilantro


  • Using kitchen shears, cut uncooked bacon into small pieces
  • Heat large skillet to medium-high and cook bacon to desired crispiness
  • Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside
  • Pour some bacon grease into appropriate container and set aside
  • With remaining bacon grease in pan, add scrambled egg and cook
  • Set egg aside
  • Add a bit more bacon grease back into pan and add shredded carrot, onion, and green onions
  • Cook until onion mix is tender and slightly browned
  • While onion mixture cooks, break apart cauliflower and add to food processor or high powered blender
  • Pulse until cauliflower is the consistency of coarse rice. It is helpful to do this in batches to ensure an even texture
  • Once the onion mix is done, add the cauliflower to the pan and combine, cooking covered for 5 minutes. Cauliflower should be tender but still retain a "bite" to it
  • In a separate pan, heat coconut oil. Once the pan and oil is hot, add pineapple. Do not stir right away, let pineapple get a brown sear on one side, THEN toss to coat
  • Once pineapple is done, add raisins and cashews to the pan and cook for an additional 2 minutes until raisins are plump
  • Add pineapple mix into cauliflower rice and toss
  • Add coconut aminos, sesame oil, and fish sauce to cauliflower and toss to coat
  • Add bacon, eggs and cilantro to dish and combine
  • Heat thoroughly for an additional two minutes and serve