This Cauliflower Bacon Fried Rice Recipe is a spin off of my childhoon fried rice recipe, but this time with cauliflower rice, pineapple, and fresh peas!

Cauliflower Bacon Fried Rice Recipe

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Friends, central Oregon is thawing out, and guess who couldn’t be more happier? Haggis Barley McStitch.

He’s 13 this year, and slowing down, but not in the great outdoors, where he acts like a pup.

Haggis Barley McStitch

A few weeks ago, with it snowing outside, and making a new Cauliflower Bacon Fried Rice recipe in my kitchen, once again I bundled him up (he’s my baby), like a little pup, to head out for a “W”.

We have to say “W” instead of “walk,” because he gets way too excited with the actual word.

He can hardly contain himself, and gets a little obnoxious (but cute).

Haggis Barley McStitch

He’s a funny dog, if you know anything about Cairn Terriers. They are full of life, they have their own will, and they are not the cuddliest.

Ziggy the Whoodle

Which, reminds me of Ziggy. Ziggy is a Whoodle that we recently met here in Bend.

We’re thinking about getting a new pup, and we’re throwing around names (just for fun). We wonder if Haggis will stay younger if we get a puppy.

But again … we are not sure (only considering).

Have you heard of Whoodles? They’re a Wheaten Terrier and Labradoodle mix, and they are the cutest dogs on earth (well, besides Haggis, that is).

Ziggy has the cutest personality, and we fell in LOVE with him right away.

Our friends (his owners) are in love with him as well, so it was sweet of them to let us come and visit and hang out with this breed.

No one will ever replace our little pooch, and Cairns can live up to 20 years old!

Cauliflower Bacon Fried Rice Recipe

But back to the recipe. Since I started cooking with Costco’s cauliflower rice (so easy to use, it’s already riced and ready for cooking!), life has gotten easier, at least when it comes to cooking one of my favorite childhood recipes: Fried Rice!

Cauliflower Bacon Fried Rice Recipe

But, I do want to say one thing. Don’t expect this to taste exactly like the local Chinese restaurant recipe … it is cauliflower (not rice)!

This time I added 4 key ingredients: bacon, pineapple, peas, and cashews!

Cauliflower Bacon Fried Rice Recipe

Dreamy! And so good.

Don’t forget the soy sauce.

Serve it up!

Cauliflower Bacon Fried Rice Recipe

Move over, take-out Chinese food!

Have you heard of the Whoodle breed? Or what kind of puppy would you get if you were thinking about getting a new dog?

Cauliflower Bacon Fried Rice Recipe

Cauliflower Bacon Fried Rice Recipe
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Cauliflower Bacon Fried Rice Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Yield: 6
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  • 16 oz. 1 lb. cauliflower rice (I buy Taylor’s Organic at Costco)
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked, chopped
  • 2-3 eggs, scrambled
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely minced
  • 1 cup English peas, cooked, drained
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks, drained (optional)
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 3 Tbsp. soy sauce, or more to taste
  • Fresh parsley


  • Preheat oven to 425F. Spray a large sheet pan with oil. Combine the riced cauliflower, olive oil, and salt on the prepared sheet pan, spread out in a single layer. Roast for 25 minutes (stirring 1/2 way through).
  • In a large saute pan over medium heat, cook bacon until almost crispy. Remove from pan; place between paper towels to remove grease. Chop into small pieces. In same pan, scramble egg and set aside. You’ll add it back into the mixture at the very end.
  • In the same pan, add a drizzle of olive oil, and saute onions until translucent.
  • Add in the cooked cauliflower and stir, frying for 1 minute. Add in the cooked peas, pineapple, cashews, soy sauce, and fresh parsley. Lightly toss. Salt and pepper to taste; serve!
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