Ground beef with basil and cauliflower fried rice

Thai Beef Basil Cauliflower Fried ‘Rice’

Cauliflower fried 'rice' turns into a complete meal with ground beef and Thai Basil. The flavors are similar to the Thai dish Kao Phat Kra Pao, but with fewer carbs and more nutrition.

Servings 1
Author Renee Fuentes


  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1/2 Onion Chopped
  • 3 Garlic Cloves Minced
  • 2 Thai Chili's More or Less depending on spice level. Can also substitute with Jalapenos.
  • 2 Eggs
  • 16 oz Riced Cauliflower Fresh or Frozen
  • 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce Divided
  • 1 Tbsp Oyster Sauce
  • 2 Cups Thai Basil Leaves Can substitute Italian basil


  1. Marinate the ground beef with 1 tbsp of soy sauce and mix it well. Set aside and prep the remaining ingredients.

  2. Dice half an onion set aside. Pound chili's and garlic together to form a paste. If you don't have a mortar, you can finely chop them together. Or use diced Jalapenos and Garlic. Rinse and dry about 2 cups of Thai basil leaves, or regular Basil.

  3. Add oil to a pan and saute the onions, garlic, and chili over medium-high heat. Then add the ground beef and cook thoroughly.

  4. Push everything to one side of the pan, add a little more oil and crack 2 eggs into the hot oil. Give them some time to set, then mix in with the other ingredients. Add cauliflower rice, along with soy sauce and oyster sauce. Cook for a couple of minutes to incorporate sauce into the cauliflower rice.

  5. Turn off the heat, add basil, and stir till it becomes wilted. Taste and add salt/pepper if needed.

Recipe Notes

If you're in a pinch and can't get Thai Basil, then you can substitute Italian Basil.

If using Frozen Cauliflower, then heat it up in the microwave till it becomes room temperature.