Hawaiian Fried “Rice”


When I was in Oahu last year, I fell in love with hawaiian fried rice, particularly at breakfast.  I have tried my best to replicate it here. There is no paleo substitute for spam, so I used pork breakfast sausage from Whole Foods.  This is also where I got the all natural linguica.  I prefer to get my bacon from Trader Joe’s . Their uncured bacon is particularly thick, which I love. I decided to use the trio of breakfast meats as the base for the “rice”. Even with the presence of all of that flavorful meat is not enough to season this amount of cauliflower adequately. Make sure to season adequately with salt and pepper to taste.


  • 1/2 lb pork sausage (from Whole Foods)
  • 1 link linguica (all natural from Whole Foods)
  • 1/2 lb uncured bacon
  • 1 head cauliflower, riced (pulse in batches in a food processor)
  • 2 Tbsp coconut aminos (you can use gluten free tamari, though this technically is not paleo)
  • 1/3 cup peas (optional as peas are legumes and technically not paleo)
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • egg (optional)

Cook all of the meats in a skillet (or more than one skillet if you don’t have a particularly large one).  Remove the meat from the skillet and put it to the side. Keep the juices and brown bits in the pan and add the cauliflower.  Add the peas, and cook for ten minutes, stirring frequently.  Add the coconut aminos and meat to the cauliflower and combine.  Season with salt and pepper.  Be sure to taste to see if you have enough seasoning.  This is very important so that it doesn’t taste too bland. Stir in most of the green onion, and save the rest for garnish. You can add scrambled egg and mix,  or serve with an egg on top.


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