Food Fashion and Flow: Cauliflower Shrimp Fried Rice   

Monday, October 10, 2016

Cauliflower Shrimp Fried Rice

I have a weakness for good food and most of the time what I crave is not healthy, but this Paleo Friendly,Gluten free, Low carb treat is the perfect fake out for that fattening Chinese Takeout. What if I told you that Cauliflower fried rice tastes almost identical to the real thing? Let me say it again. Cauliflower fried rice tastes just life real fried rice.  Low carb, delicious and full of flavor.  

Instead of regular rice, riced cauliflower is stir fried with fresh veggies and shrimp to create a masterpiece that can rival your favorite Chinese take out fried rice. Vegetables and seafood. The perfect way to eat healthy and feel like you are cheating. You can also make this completely vegan by skipping the shrimp.  All of the flavor and none of the guilt. This is so good that I ate it three days in a row. Cauliflower is such a versatile vegetable because it takes on the flavor of whatever you cook it with. 

How awesome is that!

With so many great things to make with cauliflower, I've gone a little cauliflower crazy lately. If you missed my delicious pizza made with cauliflower crust, check it out here.  

For this dish, you can use fresh head of cauliflower and rice it yourself or you can buy riced cauliflower in the frozen section of the grocery store. Trader Joe's has a great riced cauliflower in the freezer section, but it sells out pretty fast, so when you see it, grab it quick.  Are you ready to make some delicious Cauliflower Shrimp Fried Rice? Lets go!

This will take you 20 minutes or less. And you will need soy sauce, sesame oil, fresh veggies and your choice of meat. I love to use shrimp or chicken.

Use uncooked cleaned and deveined jumbo shrimp, and chop some onions

Garlic, white onion and green onion add a great depth of flavor

Saute your garlic and onions until translucent and 
then add the shrimp

Add your veggies

Add your eggs and scramble on the side of the skillet and then incorporate into the cauliflower, shrimp and veggies

And Voila! Cauliflower Shrimp Fried Rice

2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 minced garlic cloves
1/2 cup chopped white onion
1/2 cup chopped green onion 
8 oz of  uncooked shrimp cleaned and deveined 
1/2 cup peas and carrots
1 Bag of riced cauliflower (or 1 medium head of cauliflower if you prefer to rice it yourself)
2-3 tablespoons soy sauce
2 eggs beaton
salt and pepper 
Heat the sesame oil in a skillet or wok. Saute the garlic and onions for a couple of minutes and then add the shrimp and cook for a minute (it will start to turn pink). Stir in the cauliflower and stir fry, add the peas and carrots to the side of the skillet, mix it into the cauliflower and continue stir frying, stir in the soy sauce and then move to the side of the skillet and scramble the eggs on the other side of the skillet. Combine the eggs into the cauliflower and shrimp.
Bon Appetit!


Emmylou MW said...

Nomnom....thanks for sharing this, LV:) I've tried the cauliflower rice from Jamie Oliver and have done that a few times. Love the fact that cauliflower is such a great substitute for the real thing!

Cheryl van den Berg said...

I love fried rice and I love shellfish. So the fact that this is a healthier version is pretty awesome!

Stacie Raye said...

I have been wanting to try cauliflower rice for a while now. Maybe I could try ths with chicken instead of shrimp. Maybe my family would like that.

Jennifer Hamra said...

Trader Joe's is my new favorite grocery store! I love their food products! I'm going to try the cauliflower you have featured for this recipe. My husband loves cauliflower, too! Great recipe!

Holly Dayz said...

I may have to try this out. I love shrimp too so this is perfect.

Tanya Barnett said...

Love fried rice! This is one of our fall/winter dishes with a big salad. I can't wait to get going with the comfort foods.

Carlana Charles said...

Not much of a cook but this looks simple enough for me to do. Plus I love shrimp and fried rice.

Nadeen said...

wow this looks delicious! I had no idea they were such a thing as rice cauliflower! My husband is always doing low carb diets so this would be perfect!

Anitra Durand Allen said...

What an awesome way to replace carbs with a healthier option. I'm going to have to research other ways to use riced cauliflower.

Christine St Vil said...

This looks ah-mazing! I've never heard of riced cauliflower before. I'm staring at your pics way! LOL Thanks for sharing, will def have to try it out.

Lynn said...

I've never tried cauliflower before but this looks simply delicious!!!! Yummy!!!!

Thanks for sharing...


Amely Rose said...

what a lovely post my dear
hmmm this looks so tasty
simply love it!
lovely :)
with love your AMELY ROSE

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Whitney Nic James said...

This looks so good. I pinned this recipie and I hope to try making it one day soon. Thanks for sharing!


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