Pesto Cauliflower Fried Rice

Pesto Cauliflower Fried Rice is a low carb, healthier alternative to the classic fried rice dish! Cauliflower is a perfect substitute for rice, soaking up all the flavour of the meal, whilst still managing to keep carbs low. Suitable for vegetarians and anyone trying the Keto diet!
Serves: 6
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes


  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 60ml Filippo Berio Mild & Light Olive Oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 55g diced carrots
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 1 jar (6.7 oz/190 g) Filippo Berio Grilled Vegetable Pesto
  • 150g frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 tbsp tamari sauce
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced


  1. In a food processor, pulse the cauliflower, in batches if needed, until finely chopped into rice-sized pieces.
  2. Heat oil in a wok or large skillet and set over medium-high heat; cook onion, carrots and garlic, stirring often, for 6 to 8 minutes or until softened.
  1. Stir in cauliflower rice, salt and pepper; cook, stirring often, for 2 to 3 minutes or until cauliflower is slightly softened.
  2. Stir in the pesto, peas and tamari; cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until cauliflower rice is tender but not mushy. Sprinkle with green onions.

Cooks tips:

• For a keto version, substitute lower-carb veggies, such as asparagus, cabbage or kale, for peas and carrots.
• For easy preparation, used store-bought prepared cauliflower rice.
• Add tofu scrambled eggs to fried rice if desired