Keto Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice

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If you are looking for a delicious and healthy keto shrimp fried rice recipe, you have come to the right place! This dish is loaded with flavor and nutrition, making it the perfect meal for any occasion.

keto shrimp fried rice with text overlay.

A fried riced cauliflower with shrimp is such an easy skillet to make. Buying the cauliflower already shredded makes it even easier! Plus, it it can be made in just a few minutes.

This simple skillet dish is a great way to get your seafood fix while sticking to your low carb diet. It’s also a great way to use up leftover cauliflower rice, so be sure to give it a try!

The shrimp are cooked with vegetables, then mixed with cauliflower rice, seasonings, and scrambled eggs. It’s simple, healthy, and delicious!

Reasons to love

Fried rice is a popular dish in many cultures, and there are countless variations. But traditional rice is full of starch and carbs. That’s why it’s best to use a keto rice substitute.

This keto shrimp fried rice is a delicious low-carb version that is perfect for a quick and easy meal. It is made with healthy cauliflower fried rice instead of white rice, which makes the carb count much lower.

Shrimp is used as the main protein source, but you could also use chicken or beef if you want to change things up.

Ingredients

The ingredients you will need for shrimp fried cauliflower rice are pretty basic and easily found in any grocery store. It’s just a mix of seafood, vegetables, eggs, seasonings, and cooking oil.

Shrimp

You’ll need peeled and deveined shrimp. You can uncooked fresh or frozen shrimp.

Vegetables

A mix of fresh cauliflower rice, diced carrots, red bell pepper, green beans, and onion is used. Although fresh is preferred, you can use frozen cauliflower rice.

Seasonings

The dish is seasoned with garlic, ground ginger, salt, ground black pepper, and gluten-free soy sauce or tamari sauce. If you are avoiding soy, coconut aminos can be used instead.

Eggs

Scrambled eggs add texture and protein to to the dish.

Cooking oil

Sesame seed oil is typically used in fried rice but avocado oil or olive oil can be used instead.

NOTE: The full list of ingredients along with the amounts used are in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

ingredients for keto shrimp fried rice.

Instructions

The instructions for making this low-carb fried rice are simple. Just follow these easy step-by-step directions.

Cook egg

The first step is to cook the eggs by pouring the scrambled eggs into the pan and then stirring until they are fully cooked and broken up. Remove the cooked eggs from the skillet.

cooking scrambled egg in pan.

The next step is to add the oil, onion, garlic, mixed vegetables, and shrimp. Cook, stirring occasionally, until veggies and shrimp are fully cooked.

cooking the shrimp with vegetables.

Add the cauliflower rice, soy sauce, black pepper, ground ginger, and eggs to the same pan and cook until the cauliflower is soft. Serve immediately.

adding cauliflower rice seasoning and egg.

Tips

  • Don’t overcook the riced cauliflower. It only take about 3 minutes to cook the cauliflower rice. If cooked too long, it can become mushy and soggy.
  • Thaw your shrimp if they are frozen. You can do this by placing them in a colander and running cold water over them for a few minutes. Or, you can place them in a bowl and cover with cold water for about 30 minutes.
  • Don’t thaw frozen cauliflower rice. If making the dish with frozen riced cauliflower, it can be used right from the freezer. It may just take a little longer to cook.
  • Try cooking it on a Blackstone! Just follow the same directions as making chicken fried rice on Blackstone.

Serving suggestions

This keto shrimp fried rice is a delicious, easy-to-make meal that’s perfect for a light lunch or dinner. You can easily customize it to your liking by adding your favorite vegetables.

It’s best served right after cooking with a sprinkling of soy sauce or hot sauce for extra flavor. It pairs well with beef dishes like Filipino bistek or air fryer steak. You can also serve it with keto pepper steak or Japanese hamburger steak.

keto shrimp cauliflower rice in skillet on cooktop.

FAQs

Before getting to the full printable recipe, I wanted to go over some of the most common questions people have about thee dish.

What is keto shrimp fried rice?

Keto shrimp fried rice is a low-carbohydrate, high-fat version of the popular Chinese dish. The rice is replaced with cauliflower rice, and shrimp are used instead of chicken or pork.

What is the best way to cook keto shrimp fried rice?

The best way to cook keto shrimp fried rice is by stir-frying the shrimp in a small amount of oil until they are pink and just cooked through, then setting them aside. Sauté the onion and garlic in the same pan until softened, then add the riced cauliflower and cook for 3-4 minutes until tender. Stir in the cooked shrimp, soy sauce, and sesame oil, then serve hot.

What is the difference between keto shrimp fried rice and regular shrimp fried rice?

The biggest difference between keto shrimp fried rice and regular shrimp fried rice is that keto shrimp fried rice doesn’t use any type of rice. Instead, it uses cauliflower “rice” which is a low-carb, grain-free alternative.

Is keto shrimp fried rice healthy?

Yes, keto shrimp fried rice is healthy. It is low in carbs and high in protein.

How many carbs are in shrimp fried rice?

Regular shrimp fried rice contains 30 grams or more of carbohydrates. The carbs per serving for this keto version is just 14 grams total carbs with 4 grams fiber which results in 10 grams net carbs.

keto shrimp fried rice in skilled and two small bowls.

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keto shrimp fried rice in pan with wooden spoon.
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5 from 4 votes

Keto Shrimp Fried Rice

A simple riced cauliflower with shrimp brings is so easy to make. Buying the cauliflower already shredded makes it even easier!
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword fried cauliflower rice, keto fried rice, keto shrimp fried rice, shrimp cauliflower rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 263kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head of cauliflower
  • 2 small baby carrots
  • ½ cup green beans sliced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper chopped
  • ½ medium white onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 ½ tablespoons sesame seed oil
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 4 large eggs beaten
  • 1 pound raw shrimp
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • crushed red pepper or sriracha (optional)

Instructions

  • Pulse cauliflower in a food processor until it’s a rice-like consistency. (Don’t have a food processor? Most grocery stores now sell fresh and/or frozen cauliflower rice).
  • In a large skillet, spray pan with nonstick spray. Add the eggs and stir until cooked. Set aside.
  • In the same skillet, add oil, onion, garlic, mixed vegetables, and shrimp. Cook until veggies and shrimp are fully cooked.
  • Add cauliflower rice, soy sauce, black pepper, ginger and eggs. Mix well.
  • Serve with crushed red pepper or sriracha for a spicy kick.

Notes

Don’t overcook the riced cauliflower. It only take about 3 minutes to cook the cauliflower rice. If cooked too long, it can become mushy and soggy.
Thaw your shrimp if they are frozen. You can do this by placing them in a colander and running cold water over them for a few minutes. Or, you can place them in a bowl and cover with cold water for about 30 minutes.
Don’t thaw frozen cauliflower rice. If making the dish with frozen riced cauliflower, it can be used right from the freezer. It may just take a little longer to cook.

Nutrition

Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 329mg | Sodium: 1029mg | Potassium: 776mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2192IU | Vitamin C: 111mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 2mg
By on March 11th, 2022

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  1. 5 stars
    This dish was full of flavor, and filled me up without weighing me down. I love the extra tips and FAQ’s she provided so that I was successful in making this from the get go.

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  2. 5 stars
    I love fried rice and I have been looking for a healthier version. After coming across your recipe, I had to try it. Your Keto shrimp fried rice tastes amazing and I will never go back to regular fried rice again.

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