Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe (With Cauliflower “Rice”)

shrimp fried cauliflower rice healthy

I have a confession … prior to my real food conversion, I absolutely loved Chinese food.

Yep … that MSG, fake salt, and high fructose laden Chinese food. I loved it and ate it much more often than I’d like to admit!

Once we gave up the junk food, I’d still occasionally wish I could eat Chinese food, especially shrimp fried rice, so I started experimenting with healthier versions. Like with most foods, the healthier versions can actually taste better if prepared well, so this will begin a series of healthy versions of my former favorite Chinese foods …

In place of soy sauce in recipes I’ve come up with two great alternatives: a homemade soy sauce that is soy free, uses real food ingredients, and tastes great, or store-bought coconut aminos. You can read about both options in this post and also get the recipe for my homemade version of soy sauce.

shrimp fried cauliflower rice healthy
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Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice Recipe (Gluten Free & Delicious!)

A nutrient packed fried "rice" made from cauliflower!
Course Side
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Calories 280kcal
Author Katie Wells



  • Use a food processor or chef's knife to chop the cauliflower into rice sized pieces.
  • In a large skillet, heat the sesame oil or coconut oil until melted.
  • Add the cauliflower and stir.
  • Quickly chop the carrots and green beans.
  • Add the carrots, green beans, and peas to the pan and continue to stir until vegetables are starting to get tender.
  • Sprinkle the vegetables with the soy sauce or coconut aminos, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Move the veggies to the edges, leaving an open space in the middle of the pan.
  • Drop the egg into the circle and leave for about a minute until starting to cook.
  • Scramble the egg into the rest of the mixture.
  • Add the shrimp and cook until just done.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Enjoy!


Did you know you can make your own healthy soy sauce?


Serving: 1/4 | Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 17.4g | Protein: 18.1g | Fat: 16.4g | Saturated Fat: 13.9g | Cholesterol: 126mg | Sodium: 893mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5.1g

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