Keto Egg Fried Rice

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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!

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Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs7.2 grams
Protein24.6 grams
Fat20.7 grams
Calories322 kcal

Calories from carbs 9%, protein 31%, fat 60%

Total carbs11 gramsFiber3.7 gramsSugars3.8 gramsSaturated fat8.6 gramsSodium964 mg(42% RDA)Magnesium86 mg(22% RDA)Potassium766 mg(38% EMR)

Ingredients (4 servings)

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

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Cauli-rice as described here. Don't cook it - only grate the cauliflower. Keto Egg Fried Rice
  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. Keto Egg Fried Rice
  3. Add sliced mushrooms and cook for another 3 minutes (white mushrooms contain less carbs than brown). Keto Egg Fried Rice
  4. Add the cauli-rice and mix in well. Season with salt to taste and cook for another 5 minutes while stirring frequently. Keto Egg Fried Rice
  5. Finely chop the spring onion and add it to the pan together with the peeled, cooked prawns. Keto Egg Fried Rice
  6. In a bowl, scramble the eggs and pour in the pan while stirring. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Keto Egg Fried Rice
  7. Mix in the coconut aminos and fish sauce. Keto Egg Fried Rice
  8. Add freshly chopped herbs, lime juice and cook for a minute. Take off the heat and set aside. Keto Egg Fried Rice
  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. Keto Egg Fried Rice
  10. Done - enjoy! Keto Egg Fried Rice

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Cauliflower rice, homemade (cauli-rice, KetoDiet app)
2.7 g1.7 g0.3 g23 kcal
Prawns, shrimp (cooked, peeled)
0.6 g14.1 g1.2 g74 kcal
Mushrooms (white), fresh
1.2 g1.6 g0.2 g12 kcal
Spring onion, scallion, green onion, fresh
0.4 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Ginger root, fresh
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Peppers, chile (chili), fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Eggs, free-range or organic
0.3 g4.7 g3.6 g54 kcal
Almonds, nuts (flaked)
0.5 g1.9 g4.2 g47 kcal
Basil, fresh
0 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Mint, fresh
0.1 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Coriander (cilantro), fresh
0 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Lime (juice), fresh
0.4 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Coconut aminos (substitute to soy sauce)
0.5 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Fish sauce
0.2 g0.2 g0 g2 kcal
Ghee
0 g0 g11.3 g102 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving
7.2 g24.6 g20.7 g322 kcal
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Amazing !!!!!!!!!

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Making this for my dinner tonight. After all the recipes I have tried, I no it will be just as good as all the others

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Thank you so much Catherine! Hope you like it! 😊

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

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Thank you Karina!

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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..

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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 😊

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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!

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

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

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

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

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You're welcome - hope you like it 😊

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