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…

shrimp fried cauliflower rice healthy

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Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice Recipe (Gluten Free & Delicious!)




Yield 4 -6

A nutrient packed fried "rice" made from cauliflower!


  • 1 head of cauliflower, fresh (Must be fresh! frozen is not firm enough for this recipe)
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup fresh carrots, finely chopped
  • about 8 fresh green beans, chopped (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons naturally fermented soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil or coconut oil
  • salt, pepper and garlic powder (about 1/2 to 1 tsp of each)
  • 1/2 pound fresh or frozen shrimp, peeled and with tails removed


  1. Get the cauliflower into rice sized pieces by grating, using a food processor or chopping by hand with a chef's knife.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the sesame oil or coconut oil until melted.
  3. Add the cauliflower and stir.
  4. Quickly chop the carrots and green beans.
  5. Add the carrots, green beans and peas to the pan and continue to stir until vegetables are starting to get tender.
  6. Sprinkle the vegetables with the soy sauce or coconut aminos and the spices.
  7. Move the veggies to the side, making a circle in the middle of the pan. Drop the egg into the circle and leave for about a minute until starting to cook.
  8. Scramble the egg into the rest of the mixture.
  9. Add the shrimp and cook until just done.
  10. Serve immediately.
  11. Enjoy!

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