Yakimeshi Style Japanese Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe

Yakimeshi Japanese style Cauliflower Fried Rice

We’re all looking for ways to stay healthy this pandemic and I’m here to help you cut down on the carbs! I know that rice is life for many of you, but did you know that cauliflower rice is a pretty amazing substitute? If done right, it can really act the same way as the rice in your meals and it won’t leave you feeling so “kawawa” and deprived.

While I often make this fairly plain so that I can eat it with my usual proteins in my favorite dishes, I also enjoy making fancier versions. Here’s the recipe for my YAKIMESHI or Japanese Fried Rice using cauliflower.


1 head cauliflower

2-3 cloves garlic

1 small onion

1 small-medium carrot

2-4 sticks kani

2 eggs

2 tbsp. spring onions

2 tbsp. furikake/nori flakes

2 tsp. soy sauce

1 tsp. sesame oil

  1. Trim, wash and dry your cauliflower head. Separate into florets before pulsing in a food processor with 2-3 cloves of garlic. Check the size until you are satisfied that the pieces look like rice. Set aside.
  2. Chop all your vegetables (carrots, onion, leeks/spring onions) and kani sticks to prepare for the quick stir fry.
  3. Beat two eggs, season and make a thin omelette. Set the cooked omelette aside.
  4. In the same pan, add more cooking oil and soften your carrots and onions until aromatic.
  5. Add your cauliflower once the carrots have softened. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  6. Once the cauliflower has softened, add the soy sauce and mix everything well.
  7. Add your chopped kani and furikake//nori flakes. Drizzle with sesame oil.
  8. Julienne your egg and sprinkle on top of your cauliflower rice along with the leeks/spring onions.

You’re done! You now have a low-carb but very tasty and satisfying alternative to Japanese fried rice! I hop you can try this recipe and let me know what you think!


Yakimeshi Japanese style Cauliflower Fried Rice