Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice

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Skip the takeout and make this amazing, low carb Shrimp “Fried Rice” in just 20 minutes! An easy cauliflower rice recipe that will make you realize homemade Chinese takeout is totally possible!

For those that still want their real fried rice, here’s the perfect copycat recipe for that: Shrimp Fried Rice.

Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice - Skip the takeout and make this amazing, low carb "fried rice" meal right at home in just 20 minutes! 


 

Healthy Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice

This Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice will satisfy all your Chinese food cravings while still keeping your dinner healthy, delicious, and super quick. It is a wonderful light meal packed with veggies and shrimp, and you won’t believe just how easy it is to make.

This healthy shrimp fried rice recipe uses cauliflower in place of rice for a grain free option that is truly delicious and filling. AND! It’s only 2 Weight Watchers Freestyle Points! 

Fried rice is one of those things that everyone loves, and since I always keep frozen cauliflower rice and frozen shrimp in my freezer, this is a meal that makes its appearance quite often around these parts.

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I have been fairly obsessed with the idea of cauliflower “rice” ever since this delicious Coconut Lime Cauliflower Rice. It’s aaaah-mazing! Honest to goodness, this finely “riced” cauliflower is one of those cheater foods that is actually GOOD.

Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice - Skip the takeout and make this amazing, low carb "fried rice" meal right at home in just 20 minutes! 

What You’ll Need

For a successful, quick, and easy Fried Rice recipe, I strongly advise to prep all your ingredients before starting. We will need:

  • peeled and deveined shrimp
  • lightly beaten eggs
  • chopped green onions
  • minced garlic
  • minced ginger
  • frozen or fresh peas
  • frozen or fresh diced carrots
  • chopped red bell pepper
  • cauliflower rice
  • soy sauce or tamari sauce

(See the recipe card below for ingredient amounts!)

How to Make Shrimp Cauliflower Fried Rice

First step is to make the cauliflower rice.

  • You’ll want to cut up a head of cauliflower into florets, add the florets to a food processor and pulse a few times, or until the cauliflower starts to resemble “rice”.
  • For full instructions on how to make cauliflower rice, please refer to my post, How to Make Cauliflower Rice

Next, cook the shrimp for a couple minutes. Then remove from the pan and put aside.

In the same pan, you’ll cook the eggs to a scramble. Then remove those from the pan and put aside.

Next, cook the onions, garlic, carrots, and peppers. These will cook for about 4 minutes.

Add in the rest of the veggies and cauliflower rice. Continue to cook for 5 more minutes.

Add the cooked shrimp and eggs back into the pan. Stir in some soy sauce or tamari sauce, and serve.

Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice - Skip the takeout and make this amazing, low carb "fried rice" meal right at home in just 20 minutes! 

Serving Suggestions

It’s not low carb, but… I am always a sucker for some noodles on my plate. This Chicken Chow Mein is delightful on the side! If you want to make it low carb you could always use zoodles (zucchini noodles) instead of regular noodles. This deconstructed Egg Roll in a Bowl would also go well with Shrimp Cauliflower Fried Rice.

Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice - Skip the takeout and make this amazing, low carb "fried rice" meal right at home in just 20 minutes! 

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers

Let extras come to room temperature, then store leftovers in airtight containers and in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice - Skip the takeout and make this amazing, low carb "fried rice" meal right at home in just 20 minutes! 

Also, this cheater, grain-free, cauliflower shrimp fried rice recipe is the best thing since I (and you) discovered the original version in the take-out menu. A delicious and healthy alternative to fast fried food, and it’s seriously sooo, sooo yummy! 

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Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice

Skip the takeout and make this amazing, low carb “fried rice” meal right at home in just 20 minutes! An easy & delicious cauliflower rice recipe!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings

Ingredients 

  • 1 medium head cauliflower, about 5 cups riced cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 large eggs, lightly whisked
  • 4 green onions, sliced, whites and greens separated
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger or 1/2 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 cup diced carrots, about 2 carrots
  • 1/3 cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce or 1 tablespoon tamari sauce
  • fresh basil leaves, for garnish (optional)
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Instructions 

  • Cut the cauliflower into florets.
  • Pulse the cauliflower florets in a food processor until it breaks down into rice-sized pieces. Set aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large pan or wok over medium-high heat.
  • Add shrimp to the heated oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook shrimp for 2 to 3 minutes, or until shrimp is pink and no longer transparent.
  • Remove shrimp from pan and set aside.
  • Place the pan back over medium-high heat.
  • Pour eggs into the pan and quickly scramble.
  • Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Place the pan back over medium-high heat and heat remaining oil.
  • Add white parts of the green onions and saute for 30 seconds.
  • Stir in garlic and ginger, and continue to cook for 30 seconds, or until fragrant.
  • Add the carrots and peppers; cook until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the peas and cauliflower “rice,” and stir to combine.
  • Reduce heat to medium and continue to cook for 4 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the cooked eggs, shrimp, and soy sauce.
  • Taste and add more soy sauce, if needed.
  • Garnish with basil leaves and serve.

Notes

Store leftovers in airtight containers and in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 378mg | Sodium: 543mg | Potassium: 398mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 6265IU | Vitamin C: 39.8mg | Calcium: 211mg | Iron: 3.9mg

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21 Comments

  1. Trisha says:

    Excellent flavor. I can see switching it up with both chicken and or pork. I also used Cauliflower Rice.

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      Thank YOU! I am very glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

  2. H Rompre says:

    This is such a disappointment.
    It is nutritious. Lots of prep but does not deliver on taste!

  3. Kansas Williamson says:

    I fell in love with this recipe at first bite, I also added some shredded cabbage and it made it better as I used a bag of cauliflower rice medley mix!

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      That’s great to hear! I’m very happy you loved it! Thank YOU! 🙂

  4. lmarsengill says:

    Fantastic.

  5. Darrin says:

    My wife and I made this tonight. Found a bag of steerable cauliflower rice with carrots and peas already in it for $1.50. Steamed it and then threw it in after cooking the garlic, ginger, red bell pepper. I also put in some siracha.. Really good.

    Just a heads up, your recipe does not say when to put the ginger in.

    Great recipe though.

    1. Kim says:

      Step 12

      1. Nancy says:

        It does refer to it in Step 12 on the recipe at the bottom but not on the recipe description in the blog before it. I thought the same thing as I following the directions in the blog portion…..but i knew when to add the garlic anyhow. next time i will follow the printed recipe. it was really good. I did not have peppers but added frozen corn too ! next time I will add pineapple !

  6. Lidia says:

    Delicious recipe !

  7. Katy says:

    How much is a serving size?