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Low-Carb Kimchi Fried Cauli-Rice

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Kimchi is all the rage right now and for good reason, it’s so good for your gut health. It’s really important that we look after our guts and keep the healthy bacteria in check. Having a happy gut and super strong gut lining is the key to improved health. If you love it then you have to try this cauliflower rice recipe.

Packed so full of flavour, your tastebuds will be tango’ing that’s for sure!

Optionally, you can swap the eggs for your favourite side of protein. I love it with crispy chicken thighs or a piece of roast salmon. Speedy and tasty, it’s one you’ll make time and time again.

Looking for more similar recipes? Make sure to check out our gut-healthy keto recipes!

Is Kimchi Vegetarian?

If you are following a vegetarian keto diet, keep in mind that kimchi typically contains fish sauce but you can find many vegetarian or vegan products that exclude it. You can find a homemade kimchi recipe in the Quick Keto Book.

Hands-on Overall

Allergy information for Low-Carb Kimchi Fried Cauli-Rice

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Nut free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
✔  Beef free

Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs7.8 grams
Protein10.4 grams
Fat24.9 grams
Calories308 kcal
Calories from carbs 11%, protein 14%, fat 75%
Total carbs12.1 gramsFiber4.3 gramsSugars4.3 gramsSaturated fat9.7 gramsSodium371 mg(16% RDA)Magnesium42 mg(10% RDA)Potassium663 mg(33% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

Spring onion topper:
Kimchi Cauliflower Rice:
  • 1 medium cauliflower (600 g/ 1.3 oz)
  • 1/2 small brown onion, finely chopped (35 g/ 1.2 oz)
  • 2 tbsp ghee or virgin coconut oil (30 ml)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced (6 g/ 0.2 oz)
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger (6 g/ 0.2 oz)
  • raw kimchi (120 g/ 4.2 oz)
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos (15 ml)
  • 2 tbsp lime juice (30 ml)
  • pinch sea salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 tbsp ghee or virgin coconut oil to fry the eggs
  • 4 large eggs
To Serve:


  1. First, prepare the topper. Finely slice the spring onions. Mix with the dressing and place to one side.
  2. Place the cauliflower florets in a high speed food processor and pulse until they resemble a rice consistency.
    Low-Carb Kimchi Fried Cauli-Rice
  3. Microwave for 5 minutes (or steam for 8 - 10 minutes until soft). Allow to cool then transfer to a muslin cloth and squeeze out the excess water. This is my top tip to get super fluffy cauliflower rice!
    Note: Alternatively, simply add the raw cauli-rice in step 6 before the kimchi) and pan-fry uncovered for 5-7 minutes. Low-Carb Kimchi Fried Cauli-Rice
  4. Drain the kimchi, but keep the juice to one side.
    Low-Carb Kimchi Fried Cauli-Rice
  5. Heat the ghee or coconut oil in a non stick or cast iron pan. Add the onion and fry on a medium-low heat for 1 - 2 minutes until soften. Add the garlic and ginger and fry for another 30 seconds.
  6. Add the kimchi for another 1 - 2 minutes until sticky. Next, add the cauliflower rice to the kimchi mix and the juice.
  7. Turn off the heat. Stir through the coconut aminos. Add the lime juice and season with salt and pepper to taste. Heat 1 tbsp of ghee or coconut oil in a non stick frying pan.
  8. Fry the eggs to your liking. Top the kimchi fried cauli-rice with fried eggs, spring onions and sriracha sauce. Drizzle with olive oil. Low-Carb Kimchi Fried Cauli-Rice
  9. Eat immediately. The kimchi fried cauli-rice (without the fried egg) can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days, and can be reheated or eaten cold. Fried eggs are best prepared just before serving. Low-Carb Kimchi Fried Cauli-Rice

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Spring onion, scallion, green onion, fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Sesame oil, toasted
0 g0 g1.1 g10 kcal
Wine vinegar
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Coconut aminos (substitute to soy sauce)
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Paprika, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Sesame seeds
0.1 g0.1 g0.4 g4 kcal
Cauliflower, fresh
4.5 g2.9 g0.4 g38 kcal
Onion, brown (yellow), raw
0.6 g0.1 g0 g3 kcal
0 g0 g7.5 g68 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.5 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Ginger root, fresh
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Kimchi, fermented cabbage
0.6 g0.6 g0 g9 kcal
Coconut aminos (substitute to soy sauce)
0.3 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Lime juice, fresh
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
0 g0 g3.8 g34 kcal
Egg, whole, fresh, raw (free-range or organic eggs)
0.4 g6.3 g4.8 g72 kcal
Coriander (cilantro), fresh
0 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce, homemade (KetoDiet blog)
0.2 g0.1 g0.1 g3 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g6.8 g60 kcal
Total per serving
7.8 g10.4 g24.9 g308 kcal

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Food is one of life’s most powerful medicines. I’m a true testament that once you find the right approach for you, you can overcome poor health through the healing power of food.

I believe the secret to radiant health starts and ends with a healthy gut so my recipes are all grain, gluten and refined sugar free. Most are also dairy-free.

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Comments (1)

That egg yolk looks so yummy! I can't wait to try this!