Hey friends and happy Wednesday!
Oh my gosh, do I have a treat for you!
Lately, with NYC opening up and dropping all the Covid restrictions, my friends and I have been going out to dinner more!
And we love Thai food!
Obviously, I have to get a pretty plain dish when we go there, given my Specific Carb Diet – I typically get boring shrimp or salmon and veggies, and I swoon over my friends’ delicious looking pad thai, or fried rice, or some fabulous noodle dish.
SOOOO, I decided that I was going to recreate one of those delicious restaurant delicacies!
Introducing my KETO SHRIMP FRIED RICE!
And the secret, is that it uses CAULIFLOWER RICE!
This is big on flavor, and is so filling! Plus, it’s gluten free, keto, paleo and Specific Carb Diet friendly!
Here’s What You Need: (Serves 4)
1 package of cauliflower rice (or 1 head of cauliflower, riced, and then wrung dry)
5 cloves of garlic, minced
1 onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 carrot, diced
1 cup green peas, thawed
2 scallions, sliced thin
2 eggs, beaten
salt and pepper
3 Tbsp coconut aminos
1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 lb cooked shrimp
1 cup pineapple, small chunks (optional)
1/2 lb sea bass per person
olive oil, salt and pepper
3 garlic cloves, chopped
Good Chef’s Knife
Wok or Large nonstick frying pan
Nonstick Tin foil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a tin foil-lined baking sheet, place your fish filets, and asparagus in a single layer. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, the chopped asparagus, and drizzle with olive oil. On top of just the fish, place a sprig of rosemary and a lemon slice. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 145.
Next, for the fried rice. In a large wok or nonstick frying pan, heat 2 Tbsp EVOO. Add your onion, carrots, pepper and garlic, and sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cook for about 4 minutes, until it begins to get tender, stirring often. Then, add your green peas and let them cook for about 2 minutes. Then, push all of the veggies to one side of the pan, add about 2 tsp oil, and then pour your beaten eggs into the created space and scramble them until they are cooked through. Stir to incorporate them into the rest of the veggies, and then carefully take off the heat and transfer the veggie and egg mixture onto a separate plate.
Then, heat another 2 Tbsp of EVOO in the same, (empty) wok or pan. Then add your riced cauliflower. *(If you made your own in the food processor, be sure to wring out all the excess liquid in a clean kitchen towel over the sink. This is a vital step!) Sprinkle with 1 tsp salt and pepper, and let the cauliflower cook for about 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until it loses its hard, raw bite. Then, add your shrimp and scallions, and mix to combine. Since the shrimp is precooked, you’re really just warming it through, you don’t want it cook and become tough.
Finally, add your veggie/egg mixture (and pineapple if using) into the wok with the cauliflower rice. Stir in your coconut aminos and toasted sesame oil. If you’re serving this to someone who is not on the SCD, you can use soy sauce or tamari instead of coconut aminos, as well as stir in 1 tsp fish sauce and 1 Tbsp sriracha, if desired.
To plate: place a bed of the shrimp cauliflower rice on the plate. Place several asparagus spears on top, and top with your fish filet.
Garnish with the green part of the scallions if desired. Dig in!
OH MY GOSH. THIS WAS AMAZING!!
There’s something so delicious about the combination of asian flavors — the garlic with the toasted sesame oil and the coconut aminos, with the scallions and shrimp. My, my, my — I’m inspiring myself to make this for dinner AGAIN tonight!! haha
Speaking of….the LEFTOVERS are the best part! It makes A LOT of fried rice, especially when you eat it with the sea bass fillet, you have a lot left over.
The textures are amazing – you’ve got the meaty shrimp, the chewy egg, the green peas that pop in your mouth, the juicy pineapple, and all gloriously held together by your beautiful, savory, carby cauliflower rice!
It is a sight to behold. Not to mention, it is absolutely stunning with all the bright colors jumping off the plate! The red, the green, the pink, the yellow and orange!
Whatever you do…make this dish! I promise you are going to love every single bite! Not to mention – it is so dang healthy! Who needs takeout when you can make a delicious and wholesome version yourself!
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37 responses to “KETO Shrimp Fried Rice!”
This dish looks so delicious, Chef Caralyn!! ❤️
Thank you so much John! Oh my gosh this was one of my personal favorites!! Hugs and love xox
Hey Caralyn! I tried your “confetti cauliflower rice” a few weeks ago, and it was FABULOUS! The confetti cauliflower was delicious, colorful, and low-carb, which is very helpful for my limited diet. Just added your new recipe to my “to-do” list for next week…love the mix of veggies and shrimp in this update. THANKS for sharing your culinary expertise!!
Oh that’s awesome!!!! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! And the best thing about the cauliflower rice is that it’s so customizable! Literally any veggie you can throw in there and it tastes amazing! Haha absolutely!! Happy cooking! Hugs and love xox
Caralyn, I’m so glad I got to stop by your place and see your precious smile and yummy recipes! God bless you my friend. I’m so thrilled you’re having meals out too! Love and hugs! ❤️🤗
Aw yayyy!!! Thank you so much KL! I’m so glad you stopped by too! Yes! I am so grateful for Health and for the ability to enjoy delicious food both at home and out!! Hugs and love xox
Something GOOD is always cooking’ in your kitchen, Caralyn. If you and Steven can ever stop in Kentucky on your way to or from Ohio, my Anita and I would take good care of you for a few days! . . . as long as you do the cooking! 😂
Hahah you’re too funny CA! Thank you so much! And oh my gosh FUN! Double date!! Hope you’re having a great weekend!! Hugs and love xox a
Okay, THIS recipe I am going to try. I am predominantly Keto, so this will certainly work for me. However, I am going to have to substitute salmon for sea bass, since I’m in Kansas and bass is hard to come by!
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Thank you so much Jim! Oh my gosh yes! This recipe was one of my all time favorites! SO many flavors and SO fast! Oh yes- Salmon would work beautifully in this recipe too! Cod too! Oh my gosh you’re book sounds incredibly powerful!! Thank you so much for that generosity! Congrats on your book!! Hugs and love xox
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Thanks Tonya for the link up! Hugs and love xox
A beautiful post thank you so much
Thank you so much!! Hugs and love xox
Carolyn, I’m loving this recipe and ready to make it this weekend. Q: is it really better to use pre-cooked shrimp? Thanks for all your inspiring tips!
Thank you so much Lisa! Oh yes- this recipe was divine! So flavorful, healthy and fast! I used precooked Shrimp because i had it on hand! (I meant to have it for lunch that day but ended up going out for a last minute lunch invite, so I decided to throw it in the Fried Rice already cooked, but either way would work! I would say if you’re using frozen/raw – I would cook it first separately and then add it in to the cauliflower. One thing I’ve learned about making cauliflower rice is that the less liquid the better – because it will absorb it! So for example, if I use mushrooms in it, I will cook them separately, because they release a lot of moisture when cooking. Net net: The precooked shrimp are super convenient and fast! Haha long answer! Thank for stopping by and happy cooking!! Hugs and love xox
Thank you so much Carolyn, I appreciate it! ❤
Thank you so much Carolyn, I appreciate your thoughtful response! ❤
Looks really delicious
Thank you so much Sheree! Oh my gosh it really was!! Hugs and love xox
Thanks 🤗 ❤️
Looks so delicious my dear Angel..! Woww..! Watering in my mouth..!😍☺️
Thank you so much!! Haha oh yes- this is making me ready for dinner too! Haha Hugs and love xox
Haha..! Come dear we can had dinner..! You’re very welcome..! Hugs and love..!
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Thank you for the link up! Hugs and love xox
thank you so much! oh my gosh it was!! the fried rice was so savory and the shrimp gave it a special touch! Hugs and love xox
I think this is awesome!!
That looks good. I’m sure my boyfriend would enjoy it. I can’t have shellfish.
This looks DELICIOUS! I’m trying it!
thank you so much Malissa! i hope you love it as much as i did! Hugs and love xox
Made your recipe this evening for my “special gentlemen” (husband/son) and it was awesome! Wish I could add a photo, but it turned out beautiful and delicious! Low cal/carb! High protein! Double win!
Oh my gosh!! that’s so awesome! thank you for saying that! i’m glad you enjoyed it!! this one is probably one of my top 3 favorite recipes of all time! 🙂 Hugs and love xox
P.S. You have made riced cauliflower my “very special friend” now… 🙂
haha nice! it’s mine too! i actually have some in the fridge that I’m going to make tomorrow! hehe Hugs and love xox