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Cauliflower Fried Rice (Keto)

This keto fried rice is full of flavor, low in carbs, and makes a great, tasty meal. It can be enjoyed by anyone doing a gluten-free, dairy-free, whole-30, or Paleo diet.

Plus, this cauliflower keto fried rice recipe can be made in as little as 15 minutes. It’s perfect for busy weekdays, or anytime you need to bring dinner to the table quickly.

Stop craving Chinese “takeout” with this simple recipe that replaces regular long-grain rice with cauliflower rice. It’s a keto meal the whole family will enjoy!

Although Chinese food is undeniably delicious, it is undoubtedly one of the highest in carbs.

Like most, I’m a major fan of Chinese food, but once I went low-carb or keto, I thought I would never be able to enjoy a plate of fried rice again.

Thankfully, I was wrong! This low-carb fried rice is about to change your keto meal planning!

The good news is that once you remove the high-carb rice from the equation and use cauliflower as a rice substitute, it’s quite possible to make healthy, low-carb fried rice at home.

Keto Fried Rice

Keto cauliflower fried rice
Keto cauliflower fried rice

This recipe will allow you to have that “takeout” experience right at home without all the carbs that traditional fried rice has.

Do you know what’s also great about keto fried rice? Well, besides the fact that it is way lower in carbs, it’s also easier to prepare.

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Cauliflower fried rice can be made with either frozen or fresh riced cauliflower, which works well in both cases.

Plus, if you go the frozen route, which I totally recommend because it’s so much faster, it does not have to be thawed ahead of time.

If you grew up with rice being a staple, as I did in a Cuban/Dominican home, then using cauliflower instead of rice seems a bit impossible.

Here’s the thing: cauliflower that has been grated into rice-like bits indeed has a similar texture to rice. It also soaks up all the flavor of its seasonings, as rice does.

And since cauliflower has a mild taste, it fools the palate effectively. The key is to season your cauliflower rice properly.

Ingredients Needed

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  • Cauliflower head, riced or frozen cauliflower rice, cooked.
  • Eggs
  • Fresh or frozen, uncooked shrimp
  • Ham cut into 1-inch cubes or sliced ham chopped into bite sizes
  • Scallions, finely chopped 
  • Chicken breast cut 1-inch cubes
  • Sliced mushrooms, I used baby Belle
  • Fresh zucchini, chopped into small pieces
  • Bean sprouts
  • Garlic cloves, minced
  • Black pepper 
  • Sesame seed oil 
  • Asian powder seasoning to taste.
  • Soy sauce or coconut amino acid to taste. (note that adding salt is unnecessary due to the soy sauce.)

How To Make Cauliflower Fried Rice

easy keto fried rice close up in a large white bowl and a small teal bowl
Easy keto cauliflower fried rice

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This recipe is not only a healthier option, but it’s also super easy to make. What I also love about making fried rice at home is how simple it is to customize.

You have complete control over what you add to it, and therefore, it’s not only low carb, but it’s a meal that you can ensure has everything you enjoy and nothing you don’t.

To make this recipe, you will need to either start with a fresh head of cauliflower that will need to be riced or use packaged cauliflower rice for added convenience.

These days, it’s pretty easy to find frozen cauliflower in most supermarkets, but if you are not as fortunate, here are the instructions for making cauliflower rice.

Once you have the cauliflower riced, it’s just a matter of sautéing the shrimp and chopped ham in a large, hot skillet or wok with some sesame oil.

Set them aside, cook the vegetables, scramble the eggs, and then add the riced cauliflower and cook until thoroughly steamed and tender.

Lastly, season with soy sauce and combine.

Do you see how easy it is to make keto-friendly homemade fried rice?

keto fried rice being cooked in wok
Keto fried rice being cooked in a wok

Low-Carb Fried Rice

Who doesn’t appreciate easy meals? If you are anything like me, you want to offer your family healthy, keto-friendly meals that are also quick to make.

If you’ve been missing Chinese fried rice while doing keto, then this simple recipe for keto cauliflower fried rice will bring this favorite back into your meal rotation.

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cauliflower keto fried rice in a white bowl

Keto Fried Rice

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This delicious keto fried rice is a delicious way to have a Chinese traditional dish without the worry of too many carbs. It uses cauliflower rice in place of regular rice making it a healthier option.



  1. Start by making the cauliflower rice or pulling the frozen cauliflower out of the freezer.
  2. If making your own cauliflower rice, you can do so by chopping the whole cauliflower into eight even pieces and then using a box grater, rice the cauliflower, or using a food processor fitted with a grating disk.
  3. You can also use frozen cauliflower for added convenience, and there is no need to defrost if doing so.
  4. In a very hot large skillet or wok, place the sesame seed oil or oil of choice.
  5. Cook the chicken breast chunks and set it aside.
  6. Proceed to cook the ham and shrimp, and then set aside.
  7. Next, add the diced vegetables, bean sprouts, scallions, and garlic until well sautéed.
  8. Put all cooked ingredients in a mixing bowl and set aside.
  9. Scramble the three eggs and place them in a mixing bowl with the cooked ham and vegetables.
  10. Then, once all is cooked, put all the ingredients back in the wok and add the raw cauliflower, allowing it to steam lightly.
  11. Sprinkle the Asian seasoning and the soy sauce and combine until fully incorporated.
  12. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 420Total Fat: 10.1gSaturated Fat: 6.9gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 150mgCarbohydrates: 6.5gNet Carbohydrates: 3.6gFiber: 2.9gSugar: 1.5gProtein: 39.5g

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Thursday 2nd of November 2023

The Asian Powder Seasoning by Pampered Chef is no longer available. Any suggested substitutes?

Hilda Solares

Monday 6th of November 2023

Hi Bonnie, thanks for making me aware of this. I will update the recipe and include Frontier Co-Op's seasoning , that will also work. Enjoy!

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome

Sunday 27th of August 2023

I'm running behind!! Thanks for sharing at the what's for dinner party last week - The new party is open now. Hope to see you there!

Estelle Forrest

Thursday 24th of August 2023

This is such a great recipe! Thanks for sharing on SSPS, hope to see you again next week.

Esmé Slabbert

Wednesday 23rd of August 2023

I love cauliflower rice and this one does sound awesome. Thank you for sharing your links with us at #275 SSPS Linky. See you again next week.


Tuesday 17th of November 2015

Yummmmy <3 I loved your line on 'God places people in our lives to help us grow' <3

Serene | I Am Serene L

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