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kimchi cauliflower fried rice

Kimchi Cauliflower Fried Rice | Vegan, Vegetarian

  • Author: Nancy
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Bowls 1x
  • Category: Vegan, Vegetarian, Main Dish
  • Method: Stir Fried
  • Cuisine: Korean


This quick and easy Korean kimchi-bokkeum-bap recipe is packed full of flavour and healthy probiotics. A healthier take on kimchi fried rice is simply delicious without the calories! It takes only 15 minutes to make! It is gluten-free, dairy-free and totally Paleo and Whole 30 compliant!


  • 1 head cauliflower, rough chopped
  • 1 onion, rough chopped
  • 3-5 garlic cloves, minced or rough chop
  • 1/2 cup kimchi, slight more fermented kimchi
  • 2 tablespoon Gochujang, more if you prefer spicier
  • dash of salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil



  1. In a heavy bottom pan or cast iron, heat oil over medium-high heat. Get the oil hot, but don't let it smoke.
  2. Saute onions and garlic for 2 minutes
  3. Add in cauliflower "rice", kimchi with all the juice, stir and cook.
  4. Cook down to reduce water
  5. Cover lid to steam cauliflower until cooked through.
  6. Remove lid and stir fry a little more. I like my "fried rice" with some burnt crispy sides.
  7. Serve and enjoy!


**Optional, you can also add an egg, tuna or tofu.

***If you are not vegan, you can also opt for some pancetta bacon for some extra smoky flavours. I would suggest adding this at the beginning and reduce your vegetable oil. The bacon will release plenty of oil!



Take a pair of scissors and cut up kimchi if you want it to be smaller


Keywords: Kimchi Cauliflower Fried Rice, Kimchi Fried Rice, Korean fried rice, kimchi-bokkeum-bap, popular korean dishes, vegan meals, easy vegan dinner, vegetarian dishes, 김치 볶음밥

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