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Keto Egg Fried Rice

10. March 2014|Martina|10

Like everyone, when I started my paleo-friendly ketogenic diet, I missed foods like rice, bread and pasta. However, I soon discovered that it's quite easy to make healthy alternatives to all-time favourites like rye bread, pizza, pasta, or even ice-cream.

If you have never tried cauli-rice, you may be surprised how similar it tastes to real rice. The secret to success is simple: Make sure you don't overcook it!

Like many other recipes on my blog, this one is suitable for my Clean Eating Challenge. There is no dairy, grains, sweeteners and it's completely paleo-friendly. If for any reason you have reached a weight loss plateau, don't give up and give my challenge a try!

Preparation time:

Hands-on:        20 minutes
Overall:         30 minutes 

Nutritional values (per serving):

Total Carbs11grams
Net Carbs7.2grams
of which Saturated8.6grams
Magnesium86mg (22% RDA)
Potassium766mg (38% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (9.2%), protein (31.4%), fat (59.4%)

Ingredients (4 servings):

  • 3 cups Cauli-rice (360g / 12.7 oz)
  • 2 cups prawns, cooked and peeled (280g / 9.9 oz)
  • 3 cups white mushrooms, sliced (210g / 7.4 oz)
  • 2 medium spring onions (30g / 1.1 oz)
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger root, grated
  • 1 tbsp chili peppers, fresh, chopped
  • 3 large eggs, free range or organic, scrambled
  • ½ cup flaked almonds, toasted (30g / 1.1 oz)
  • 2 tbsp basil, fresh, chopped
  • 2 tbsp mint, fresh, chopped
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, fresh, chopped
  • juice from ½ lime
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 3 tbsp butter, grass-fed or ghee (recipe for ghee is here) or coconut oil
  • ½ tsp salt or to taste (I used pink Himalayan)

Notes: If you don't want to use all the herbs, use any fresh or dried herbs you like. If you don't have both fish sauce and coconut aminos, just use either. When looking for ingredients, try to get them in their most natural form (organic, without unnecessary additives).


  1. Prepare the Cauli-rice as described here. Don't cook it - only grate the cauliflower.
  2. Grate the ginger and finely chop the chili peppers. Place on a large heavy-based pan greased with ghee, butter or coconut oil. Cook briefly for 2-3 minutes over medium-high heat.
  3. Add sliced mushrooms and cook for another 3 minutes (white mushrooms contain less carbs than brown).
  4. Add the cauli-rice and mix in well. Season with salt to taste and cook for another 5 minutes while stirring frequently.
  5. Finely chop the spring onion and add it to the pan together with the peeled, cooked prawns.
  6. In a bowl, scramble the eggs and pour in the pan while stirring. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Mix in the coconut aminos and fish sauce.
  8. Add freshly chopped herbs, lime juice and cook for a minute. Take off the heat and set aside.
  9. Add toasted flaked almonds.
    To toast the almonds, simply place them on a pan and roast over medium-high heat. Do not grease the pan and roast for 2-3 minutes while stirring frequently to prevent the almonds from burning.
  10. Done - enjoy!

Comments (10) -

Elisa 3/11/2014 11:57:45 AM #

This looks soooo damn good! I'm going to make it for lunch today. Thanks for sharing!


Martina @ KetoDiet 3/12/2014 10:32:42 PM #
Martina @ KetoDiet

You're welcome - hope you like it Smile


Amy 3/11/2014 9:46:59 PM #

This was DELISH! I made it today with all the ingredients apart from cilantro. Nom nom Smile


Martina @ KetoDiet 3/12/2014 10:33:27 PM #
Martina @ KetoDiet

To be honest, I'm not a big fan of cilantro either - any herbs you like work great!


Betty K 3/13/2014 9:15:23 AM #
Betty K

This is one of the best meals I've tried! I didn't have coconut aminos but used fish sauce and it was great. Yum!


Martina @ KetoDiet 3/17/2014 11:14:59 AM #
Martina @ KetoDiet

Thank you Betty! This cauli-rice is my fav too Smile


Nes 3/26/2014 10:55:09 AM #

Hi Martina,
I started to follow your website for a week now and bought your book Ketodiet and I am pleasantly surprise how informative it is.. I tried atkins in the past but I will give another go to Ketodiet.. I think my carb tolerance is quite low and find difficult to enter the ketosis phase. This recipe looks great I will try it..


Martina @ KetoDiet 3/26/2014 6:36:44 PM #
Martina @ KetoDiet

Hi Nes, thank you! I hope my book helps and you find it easy! This recipe is one of my quick-to-prepare favourites - I always have some "riced" cauliflower in the fridge Smile


KetoKarina 12/8/2014 4:38:37 AM #

You're a genius and just made my meals a lot more interesting!


Martina @ KetoDiet 12/8/2014 3:58:41 PM #
Martina @ KetoDiet

Thank you Karina!


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