A Healthy Alternative

Try this quick and easy high protein, veggie-forward “rice” option as the perfect Asian-inspired side dish.

Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Serves: 4

Recipe Ingredients

  • 4 cups cauliflower rice, frozen, defrosted (4 cups ~ 1 head fresh)
  • 2 cups edamame beans, frozen and shelled, defrosted
  • 6 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger root
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons tamari soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro


  1. Defrost frozen cauliflower rice and edamame soybeans. Alternatively, you could make your own cauliflower rice by pulsing cauliflower florets in a food processor.
  2. Place edamame into a food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles the texture of rice.
  3. Heat avocado oil in a medium sauté pan. Add scallions, garlic, and ginger and cook gently over medium heat until softened and fragrant.
  4. Add cauliflower rice, edamame rice, and tamari then stir-fry over medium heat for approximately 3-4 minutes until the rices are cooked.
  5. Garnish with fresh cilantro.
Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD

About the Recipe Author

Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD, is an integrative dietitian culinary nutrition expert with nearly two decades of experience working towards improving the health of others. She is passionate about educating others how to harness the healing power of food and healthful lifestyle changes.