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This easy, Keto cauliflower fried rice recipe is the perfect low-carb side dish for any Asian-inspired dinner. It’s perfect for those who want the flavors of fried rice without the carbs.
Includes a no sugar added fish sauce as well as a gluten-free option for soy sauce. So, it’s perfect for those who are low-carb, keto, paleo, and participating in Whole30.
Why Make Cauliflower Fried Rice?
Fried rice is one of my favorite Asian side dishes. I could eat it all the time- if it wasn’t full of all the carbs I avoid. Rice is chock full of carbs.
Fortunately, cauliflower rice makes an excellent substitute for any kind of rice, which means you can use cauliflower rice and still enjoy a great tasting fried rice. And, it will pair well with other keto-friendly Chinese takeout recipes.
As an added bonus, you don’t need to cook the rice ahead of time. This can save some time and allow you to make cauliflower fried rice even on a busy week night.
Ingredients in Cauliflower Fried Rice
Cauliflower fried rice is one of those easy, one pan meals or sides. All the ingredients cook up nicely together.
All you need for cauliflower fried rice is:
How to Make Keto Cauliflower Fried Rice
Making keto cauliflower fried rice is about as simple as the ingredient’s list.
You start by heating up the olive oil over medium high heat in a medium to large pan. While it heats, you can slice up the green onion (that’s the only chopping you need to do).
When the oil is nice and hot, crack the three eggs directly into a large skillet. They should look like you are making sunny side up fried eggs.
After about a minute, add in the green onions and use a rubber spatula to scramble the eggs together with the green onions.
Cook the eggs for about a minute or until fully cooked.
Once the eggs are cooked, add in the cauliflower rice, remaining oil, fish sauce, and coconut aminos to the pan. Mix it together well with the spatula.
The cauliflower rice needs to cook for about 8 minutes so that it is tender. Serve it hot out of the pan.
Carbs & Calories in this Cauliflower Fried Recipe
Keto cauliflower fried rice is low in carbs and calories per serving.
A single serving of cauliflower fried rice has only 4 grams of net carbs. And it will only add 129 calories to your calorie count for the day.
Easy Cauliflower Fried Rice Variations
If you want to add more protein to your cauliflower fried rice and make it a bit more filling, you can try adding some of these meats:
The key to adding them is to precook the meat first. If you add it in cooked, you can prevent over cooking the shrimp.And on the opposite side, you can prevent the chicken and pork from undercooking.
Making Keto Cauliflower Fried Rice a Meal
Adding in the proteins like shrimp, chicken, pork, or kimchi can make cauliflower fried rice a filling meal.
But you can also pair cauliflower fried rice with other recipes to make a full, balanced meal.
Keto Chinese Orange Peel Shrimp RecipeGet this recipe
Keto Korean BBQ RibsGet this recipe
Other Cauliflower Rice Recipes
If you love cauliflower rice, you should check out some of my other recipes that use it. You’re sure to find one that suits your needs and desires:
Keto & Low Carb Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe
- Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil on medium-high heat
- Crack 3 eggs into the pan (it should look like you are making sunny side up eggs)
- Add green onions to pan and use a spatula to scramble the eggs and green onions (~1 minute to ensure egg is fully cooked)
- Add cauliflower rice to the skillet along with remaining olive oil, fish sauce and coconut aminos
- Mix with a spatula until rice is tender (~8 minutes)
The nutrition facts come from entering the recipe ingredients into Spoonacular API, a database of food ingredients. They may vary for any recipe based on the exact product used. The keto sweeteners I use have 0g net carbs & are not included because sugar alcohols do not impact most people. This is provided as a courtesy, but you can do your own calculations if you wish!