Ham and Pineapple Fried Cauliflower Rice

Ham and Pineapple Fried Cauliflower Rice
If you still have some leftover ham then do I have a dish for you, and if you don't then it's time to head out to get a ham steak because this ham and pineapple cauliflower fried 'rice' will knock your socks off! This fried rice uses cauliflower that has been grated into rice sized pieces in place of regular rice making it a really good lighter alternative and it's a great way to sneak in an extra veggie! Speaking of veggies, this dish is full of them with the onions, carrots, peas and peppers in addition to the juicy, sweet and tangy pineapple making this dish just packed with goodness! Not only is this dish nice and tasty but it only takes 30 minutes to make making it a perfect meal for those busy nights and any leftovers a great for lunch the next day!

Ham and Pineapple Fried Cauliflower Rice

Ham and Pineapple Fried Cauliflower Rice
It's so nice and colourful!

Ham and Pineapple Fried Cauliflower Rice
I like to fry the ham first to get crispy edges and bring out more flavour!

Ham and Pineapple Fried Cauliflower Rice
Ham and Pineapple Fried Cauliflower Rice

Ham and Pineapple Fried Cauliflower Rice

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 4

A light and tasty ham and pineapple fried rice using cauliflower 'rice'.

  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1/2 cup carrot, shredded or diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 1 small head cauliflower, riced by grating by hand or in a food processor (~4 cups)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups pineapple, sliced
  • 1 cup ham, diced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (or tamari for gluten-free)
  • 1 tablespoon sweet soy sauce (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili sauce (such as sambal oelek or sriracha) or to taste
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  1. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat, add the onion and pepper and stir-fry for 3 minutes before adding the carrot and peas and stir-frying for another 3 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and ginger and stir-fry for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the cauliflower rice, mix everything up and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  4. Make a well in the middle of the pan, add the eggs and let them sit for a minute before mixing them into everything and stir-frying for another 3 minutes.
  5. Add the pineapple and ham and stir-frying for another minute.
  6. Mix in the mixture of the soy sauce, sweet soy sauce, sesame oil and chili sauce along with the green onions, remove from heat and enjoy.

Option: Fry the ham in oil to get it nice and crispy on the outside and enhance it's flavour before adding it to the stir-fry.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 252, Fat 14g (Saturated 1g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 93mg, Sodium 552mg, Carbs 25g (Fiber 5g, Sugars 13g), Protein 8g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam


taylor @ greens & chocolate said...

I have yet to try cauliflower rice but this recipe is calling my name! I love the combo of smoky salty pork and sweet pineappple!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Mighty scrumptious!



Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom said...

Kevin, I love cauliflower rice! and absolutely love this vibrant ham and pineapple spin. . ham and pineapple is one of the best combos in my book! love this!

Heather Christo said...

ooh yum!!! looks delicious!

ami@naivecookcooks said...

Kevin this looks so gorgeous with all the colors and so much flavor packed into one dish!! Need to make this asap!

midrew said...

Just made this recipe . it's a hit very tasty. Make some room recipe box there's a new kid in town.

Kevin Lynch said...

midrew: I'm glad you enjoyed it!

rancholyn said...

I don't have ham but I do have some home ade Char Siu...I think that will be a delicious addition...thanks :)

Kevin Lynch said...

rancholyn: Char Siu would work!

rancholyn said...

It was delicious!!! mmmmm Thanks again...

Kevin Lynch said...

rancholyn: I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Anonymous said...

This looks scrumptious! If I don't have sweet soy sauce, do I omit it altogether or add another Tbsp of regular soy and maybe add sugar or honey? Thanks.

Rona said...

Great idea (cauliflower)! I am not a big fan of ham, so I may try it with bacon instead! (I sometimes get pizza with pineapple & bacon -- a modified Hawaiian…)

Kevin Lynch said...

Rona: Bacon would also be great in this!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous pictures and creative dishes as always! I made this tonight using some cubed smoked pork chops and it was delicious! Also added some kale because - why not? More veggies! ;D And I love the cauliflower "rice" concept! :D Thanks so much for sharing your recipes! Your site has a wealth of inspiration, Kevin! You should be so proud of all that you've done so far. Hoping the best for you and your blog's future~ Cheers, Ang

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