Cooking with Aubrey

Curried Cauliflower Fried Rice

Lately we’ve been eating lots of butternut squash, roasted carrots and cauliflower. The hearty warmth of these vegetables is comforting as we wait for raw foods to be appealing again. Fresh local produce won’t be available until June and these vegetables seem to fill the void.

As you eyeball this recipe, the ingredient list can seem a little lengthy, but many of the ingredients are spices or easy to obtain and prepare from your pantry. The dish also comes together pretty quickly.

Curried Cauliflower Fried Rice


  • 1 ½ cup cooked basmati rice
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 medium shallots, chopped
  • 2-3 cups cauliflower florets, crumbled into small pieces
  • ⅓ cup raw unsalted cashews
  • ½ cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup scallions, chopped
  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • 2 tsp fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup currants
  • ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Prepare the rice according to the directions.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the coconut oil over medium heat. Add shallots, cauliflower, and pinches of salt and pepper. Cook until the cauliflower is lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add the cashews and chickpeas and cook until lightly browned, about 5 more minutes.
  3. Add the curry powder, turmeric, red pepper flakes and scallions. Stir and cook until the spices are fragrant, about 30 seconds. Reduce the heat and add ½ cup of the coconut milk. Then add lime juice, currants and another pinch of salt. Add the rice and stir to incorporate, breaking up any clumps of rice.
  4. Add the remaining ¼ cup coconut milk and stir in the mint. Season to taste.

Source: The Love & Lemons Cookbook by Jeanine Donofrio

Aubrey Schultz

Aubrey Schulz is a certified nutrition and triathlon coach with Get Out N Play. She works with clients to help them reach their nutritional and athletic goals, in the kitchen, out on the road and in the water! Plus she's knowledgeable about how essential oils can boost your wellness and fitness. You can reach her at

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