My Asian Cauliflower Fried Rice with lean ground beef, fried egg, and an easy stir-fry sauce is a healthy, low carb alternative to the take-out classic Chinese Fried Rice!
I don't think I need to introduce cauliflower rice anymore...right, girls? Cauli rice has taken the world by storm because it makes such a great healthy and low carb alternative to white rice!
Mind you, I don't have anything against white rice per se but if I can easily lower the amount of carbs in my meal, get more veggies in and still enjoy some delicious food, I'll say yes please anytime!
Asian Cauliflower Fried Rice - a healthy & low-carb alternative to Chinese Fried Rice!
One of the most emblematic rice dishes is Chinese fried rice. It's actually one of the most ordered dishes ever and a take-out classic!
While the takeout version is usually really not that great for you because they use tons of vegetable oil, my low carb cauliflower fried rice is definitely a great option for a wholesome and nutritious dinner.
I won't pretend it's an authentic Chinese recipe (because it really isn't!) but this cauliflower fried rice still has lovely Asian flavors, packs a bunch of umami and is super tasty.
This version is made with lean ground beef, but it would also be great with ground turkey or shrimps. A must try!
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Asian Cauliflower Fried Rice
My Asian Cauliflower Fried Rice with lean ground beef, fried egg, and an easy stir-fry sauce is a healthy, low carb alternative to the take-out classic Chinese Fried Rice! You can substitute beef for chicken, pork or shrimp!
- 2 lbs. raw cauliflower 900 g, grated (or about 6 cups caulirice)
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 1 lb. lean ground beef 450 g
- 1 large egg whisked
- ¼ cup unseasoned rice vinegar divided
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 3 garlic cloves grated
- 1 inch piece of ginger grated
- 2 shallots finely diced
- 3 medium carrots finely diced
- 6 tablespoons tamari
- 1 lime juice and zest
- 1-2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce to taste + more to serve
- 2 teaspoons fish sauce
- ½ teaspoon coriander
- sea salt to taste
- freshly ground pepper to taste
- ⅓ cup roasted peanuts chopped
- 3 scallions sliced (to serve)
Using a large box grater or food processor with grating attachment, shred the cauliflower into rice-size pieces. Set aside.
In a 12 inch skillet, warm coconut oil over medium heat. Add ground beef, breaking it up with a wooden spoon into smaller pieces. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring often until all beef is cooked through. Remove with a slotted spoon onto a plate and set aside.
Reduce temperature to a low simmer. In the same pan, scramble the whisked egg for 1-2 minutes or until just set. Add to the same plate along with beef.
Add 2 tablespoons rice vinegar and sesame oil to the pan to deglaze, using a wooden spoon to lift all the bits stuck to the pan. Over medium heat, add garlic, ginger, shallots, and carrot. Sauté for 3-4 minutes or until mixture begins to soften, then add cauliflower rice, mixing to combine.
Stir in tamari, 2 remaining tablespoons of rice vinegar, lime juice and zest, sriracha, fish sauce, and coriander. Fold in cooked beef and egg, then cook the mixture, stirring occasionally for about 5-6 minutes or until cauliflower rice is tender.
Season to taste. Remove from heat and top with roasted peanuts and scallions. Divide evenly between among four bowls & serve immediately.
Perhaps I feel sneaky and a little like a spy or something...I'm a straight man not a woman...
I googled a skinny creamy pesto sauce and yours was chosen to complete our family dinner on Tuesday night. The others just didn't look as appealing to me. I'm not a letter of the law recipe sort of guy so I'm sure I'll be modifying it here and there but thank you for the post. P.S. Your Cauliflower fried rice got my attention too and I'm going to be making a rendition of that very soon. Gee Whiz, I guess if I were a woman I'd have to sign up and follow you...
Mouhaha thanks for the good laugh - you can definitely sign up even if you're man 🙂 I might just call you "lady" in my emails once in a while haha 😉 I hope you and your family will enjoy these recipes!
I love this, so good. My husband and I make it all the time!
So happy to hear Trish, thank you! 🙂