Chinese fried rice was one of my favorite dishes, even the greasy and unhealthy take-out version. When I started eating a low carb diet and fell in love with cauliflower, it was one of the first low carb cauliflower recipes that became a weekly staple.
This low carb cauliflower rice recipe has 8 net carbs but if you want it for a keto side dish, you can remove the peas, carrots, and onions.
If you’re a fried rice lover, you can play around with the flavors too. Add a little ginger to spice things up, add more or less red pepper, or even fry it a little longer to get a little crispiness on the bottom.
It’s a delicious and easy recipe that I know you’ll enjoy. The best part is that it tastes like rice without the carbs!
HOW DO YOU MAKE CAULIFLOWER RICE?
It’s an easy process that only takes a few minutes. You’ll need the cauliflower and a food processor. If you don’t have a food processor, a grater will work fine but it will take a bit more time.
First, you cut the cauliflower into florets and then place a few pieces at a time in the food processor. Pulse it a few times until it resembles rice. Don’t put too much in the food processor as it will over-process it.
If you want to skip the process of using fresh cauliflower to make this cauliflower rice recipe, you can buy it pre-cut and bagged in the produce section as well as frozen.
But if you want a more delicious and nutritious version, you should try making it yourself. The pre-cut variety also tends to spoil faster.
Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe
Serving: 1 1/3 cup
Nutritional Information: Calories: 108kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 3g, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 1g
Make this recipe keto-friendly– remove the onion, peas, and carrots, and instead used powdered garlic and onion to add flavor. This recipe has 8 net grams of carbs per serving otherwise.
- 1 medium head, about 24 oz cauliflower, rinsed
- 1 tbsp sesame oil or olive oil
- 2 large eggs
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tsp grated ginger
- cooking spray
- 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup frozen peas and carrots (replace or omit for keto)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 5 scallions, diced, whites and greens separated
- 3 tbsp soy sauce, or more to taste (Tamari for Gluten Free)