The BEST Cauliflower Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe!
Once you try my healthy shrimp fried rice you’ll never buy take-out fried rice again! This Cauliflower Shrimp Fried Rice has all the great flavors and textures of your favorite take-out place, but without all of the carbs & calories. The perfect healthy, low-carb dinner idea!
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The Ultimate Healthy Shrimp Fried Rice Recipe!
This Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe will have you deleting the number of your favorite take-out place! Not only is this healthy shrimp fried rice recipe, super easy to make, it’s done in under 30 minutes! So it’s absolutely perfect on a weeknight when you’re wanting something simple, but also healthy AND delicious!
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This healthy shrimp fried rice checks all of your dinner requirements: healthy, quick, low-carb, and tastes fantastic! Not only does it take less than 30 minutes to make, it’s healthy (low-carb friendly!) and uses ingredients that you likely already have in your fridge and freezer. Best of all, it tastes AMAZING, and something that your entire family will love!
Here’s the simple steps to making my Cauliflower Shrimp Fried Rice:
Step 1: Start with your ingredients
I’ve done my best to really simplify these ingredients to make the prep process quick. I’ve done this by using frozen cauliflower rice and frozen peas & carrots. If you want to use fresh, by all means, have at it.
My friend Kellie over at Suburban Soapbox has a great tutorial for how to make cauliflower rice 3 ways. Check that out if you would rather do fresh cauliflower. However, on a weeknight when time is tight, subbing in frozen is a great option. I also use minced garlic (that comes in a jar) for ease.
What vegetables are in fried rice?
As for fresh veggies, you will need green onions and a red bell pepper. These are easy to quickly chop & slice. These are in addition to the frozen peas and carrots and cauliflower rice.
You’ll also need a couple of eggs (not pictured – I forgot to put them in the photo), and frozen, uncooked shrimp. To thaw, I simply run under water in the sink for a few minutes. While they thaw, pull off the tails.
Where is the best place to buy shrimp?
Pro-Tip: I’ve discovered that the best place to buy frozen, raw shrimp is at Costco! They have the best prices and carry medium, large and jumbo shrimp. (All of which you can use in this recipe.) Check out my post on the 15 Things I Always Buy at Costco.
Step 2: Cook the shrimp first
In a large skillet or wok, heat up your olive or avocado oil, and cook the shrimp just until pink. This should only take 4-5 minutes.
While the shrimp is cooking, add in the garlic and red pepper flakes. Once cooked all the way through, remove the shrimp from the pan and transfer to a bowl to keep warm.
Step 3: Scramble the eggs
In the same skillet that you cooked the shrimp, add the eggs and scramble. This should take just a minute or two. Once the eggs have cooked, transfer the eggs to the same bowl as the shrimp to keep warm.
Step 4: Cook the vegetables
Once you’re done cooking the eggs, you may need to scrape out the egg remnants. Scrape out what you can – it doesn’t have to be perfect and you don’t have to get everything.
Add a bit more olive oil to your pan, and begin to sauté the vegetables. These will take just 4-5 minutes.
Step 5: Add in the cauliflower rice
Lastly, add in the cauliflower rice and sauté until it is cooked through – about 4-5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to season.
Once the cauliflower rice has cooked through, add the veggies, shrimp and eggs back into the skillet. Pour the soy sauce over everything. Stir together and cook for another minute or two.
Dinner is served! In about 25 minutes this healthy shrimp fried rice recipe will be on the table. Fantastic for a busy weeknight, this cauliflower fried rice recipe will be your new go-to after a long day!
By the way, if you love a good low-carb cauliflower rice recipe, be sure to check out some of my other healthy, low carb recipes where I include cauliflower rice:
Do you meal prep? If so, this Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe is perfect for your next #mealprepsunday!
This recipe will make 4 servings, and is great paired with fresh vegetables. I love using these Glass Meal Prep Containers by Prep Naturals. You can find these Best Meal Prep Containers here.
If you loved this healthy dinner idea, then be sure to check out some of my other Shrimp recipes:
- Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp
- Healthy Shrimp Tacos
- Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Pomodoro
- Shrimp Rossini Pasta
- Sheet Pan Sweet & Sour Shrimp
- Shrimp Stir Fry with Noodles
- Lemon Pepper Shrimp
Looking for some additional low-carb, healthy dinner options? These are awesome!
- Healthy Unstuffed Peppers
- Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats
- Grilled Salmon Cobb Salad
- Healthy Taco Stuffed Peppers
- Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice
Here’s the recipe for my delicious Cauliflower Shrimp Fried Rice:
- 1 lb. frozen, raw shrimp, thawed, tails removed
- 2 tsp. minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
- 2 eggs
- 3 green onions, sliced
- 1 c. frozen peas & carrots
- 2/3 c. red bell pepper, chopped (about 1/2 pepper)
- 1 pkg. frozen riced cauliflower (about 3 cups)
- 2 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- In a large skillet or wok, add 2 Tbsp of olive oil, and heat over medium-high heat. Add the thawed shrimp, garlic and red pepper flakes. Saute for approximately 5 minutes or until the shrimp becomes pink and cooked through on both sides. Transfer the cooked shrimp to a bowl to keep warm.
- In the same skillet, add the two eggs and scramble over medium heat. Transfer the scrambled eggs to the bowl with the shrimp to keep warm. Scrape out any remaining eggs from the skillet.
- Add the last tablespoon of olive oil. Add the bell pepper, onions, peas and carrots. Saute for approximately 5 minutes or until cooked through. Add the frozen riced cauliflower, and saute for 5 more minutes or until heated through. Add salt and pepper to season.
- Add the shrimp and eggs to the skillet with the rice and vegetable mixture. Top with the soy sauce and stir. Heat through for another minute or two.
- Serve and enjoy right away while hot.
Optional ingredient: ground, fresh ginger - about 1-2 tsp. This adds great flavor!
For the soy sauce, I enjoy using Bragg Liquid Soy Aminos (Soy Sauce Alternative).
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 551Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 1375mgCarbohydrates: 25gSugar: 12gProtein: 16g