Paleo Chorizo Cauliflower Fried Rice

Paleo Chorizo Cauliflower Fried Rice by Worthy Pause

Gratuitous fried egg photo!

Don’t try to fight the power of the creamy yolk and the spicy chorizo. Fried eggs are like the siren song of food… except they don’t kill you, so that’s sort of a terrible simile. Never mind.

This was one of those nights where it was all about cooking the pantry, and it turned into a breakfast-for-dinner situation with this paleo hash. It would be as good for brunch as it was for dinner. We had cauliflower, chorizo, tomatoes, green onions and eggs, so this is the thing that happened. If you had more foresight than I did, you could make this 30% more tasty by adding chopped green and red bell peppers.

Also, chorizo is notoriously bad when it comes to weird non-paleo ingredients, so check the labels or just make your own blend with ground pork, chicken or turkey.

Chorizo Cauliflower Fried Rice – Breakfast Hash
Paleo + Whole30-approved

  • 1 lb of paleo-friendly chorizo
  • 1 head of cauliflower, riced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • Green onions for garnish
  • Eggs for frying
  • Oil or ghee for frying the egg
  • Optional: chopped bell peppers, additional spices (cumin, cinnamon, paprika, oregano, cayenne, chili powder, salt, pepper, etc.) depending on how spicy your chorizo is

Brown the chorizo in a big pan. Add the onions and sauté. Add the garlic for about 1 minute, then add the cauliflower and tomatoes. Stir fry/simmer for about 7-10 minutes, or until the rice is tender. Adjust the spices if needed. While that rice is simmering, fry that perfect sunny-side up egg and set it on the top of your pile. Garnish with green onions and EAT.

Paleo Chorizo Cauliflower Fried Rice by Worthy Pause
Thoughts, ideas and other uses:
  • Spoon it into half a red or green bell pepper for stuffed peppers (or nachos)
  • If you’re not into sunny-side eggs, it’s also great if you scramble the egg and stir right into the rice at the end of the frying process. Mmm, mmm.
  • Other fried rices, if you’re interested: paella, kimchi-bacon fried rice


Paleo Chorizo Cauliflower Fried Rice by Worthy Pause

Oh, YEEEEAAH (said in the Kool-Aid Man voice).

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P.S. Roasting the rice before frying it up can also be super delicious. It gets nice and toasty.



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  1. says

    We just made this and it was OMGood!
    We made homemade chorizo and took a few shortcuts with the recipe…
    Boiled the cauliflower with onion & garlic, drained, used a potato masher to break it down nice and fine. Browned the chorizo & added in with the mash. Fried the eggs in the chorizo drippings. Everything was ready, stove to table in 15 minutes.
    It disappeared very quickly.

  2. says

    We just made this and it was OMGood!
    A few variations… we used homemade chorizo, browned that. Boiled the cauliflower with 2 cloves of garlic and a handful of diced onion, drained it, and used a potato masher to break it down fine. Added the chorizo into the mash and fried the eggs in the drippings.
    It disappeared quickly. Thanks for the inspiration.