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Low-Carb Vegetarian Nasi Goreng

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My healthy low carb take on a flavourful fried rice. Nasi Goreng simply means ‘fried rice’ but over at Keto Diet App we like to do things a little different so we’ve kept the carbs low, ditched all the preservatives and brought you a speedy weeknight dinner that’s packed full of flavour, nutrients and next to no washing up! Bonus!

This one’s vegetarian but feel free to add some cooked prawns, pulled chicken or pork if you prefer.

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Allergy information for Low-Carb Vegetarian Nasi Goreng

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Shellfish free
Pescatarian
Vegetarian
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Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs8.8 grams
Protein11.3 grams
Fat29.8 grams
Calories357 kcal

Calories from carbs 10%, protein 13%, fat 77%

Total carbs13.6 gramsFiber4.8 gramsSugars5.5 gramsSaturated fat11.4 gramsSodium244 mg(11% RDA)Magnesium56 mg(14% RDA)Potassium643 mg(32% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 1 small cauliflower, florets only (450 g/ 1 lb)
  • 2 tbsp virgin coconut oil (30 ml)
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped (40 g/ 1.8 oz)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 small carrot, chopped fine into matchsticks (60 g/ 2.2 oz)
  • 2/3 cup shredded savoy cabbage (47 g/ 1.6 oz)
  • 1/2 cup sliced red pepper (46 g/ 1.6 oz)
Dressing:
To serve:
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp ghee or virgin coconut oil (15 ml)
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 1/2 cup sugar snap peas, finely sliced (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • 1/2 cup finely sliced cucumber (60 g/ 2.1 oz)
  • handful of blanched almonds (28 g/ 1 oz)
  • lime wedges
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional: Sriracha hot sauce for topping (you can make your own)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C/ 355 °F (fan assisted). Prepare the dressing by mixing all the ingredients together in a small bowl. Low-Carb Vegetarian Nasi Goreng
  2. Peel and finely slice the vegetables into matchsticks. Blitz the cauliflower florets in a high speed food processor until they resemble a rice consistency. Low-Carb Vegetarian Nasi Goreng
  3. Heat 1 tbsp of coconut oil in a saucepan. Add the onion and fry on a low-medium heat for 3 minutes until soft. Add the garlic and fry for another minute. Add the carrot and cabbage and fry for a further 1 to 2 minutes until el dente.
  4. Add 1 more tablespoon of coconut oil to the vegetables and stir fry the cauliflower rice altogether for a further 3 to 4 minutes. Stir through the dressing.
    Low-Carb Vegetarian Nasi Goreng
  5. Place the almonds on a baking tray and roast for 5 to 6 minutes until golden. Fry the eggs in a little oil to your liking.
  6. Place the cauliflower Nasi Goreng into bowls and top with sugar snap peas, cucumber, coriander, almonds and fried egg. Option to add chilli sauce, black pepper and an extra squeeze of lime. Best enjoyed fresh but can be stored in the fridge for 1 day. Low-Carb Vegetarian Nasi Goreng

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Cauliflower, fresh
3.3 g2.2 g0.3 g28 kcal
Coconut oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g6.7 g61 kcal
Onion, brown (yellow), raw
0.6 g0.1 g0 g4 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.5 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Carrot, fresh
1 g0.1 g0 g6 kcal
Cabbage, Savoy, raw
0.4 g0.2 g0 g3 kcal
Peppers, red bell, fresh
0.5 g0.1 g0 g4 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g3.4 g30 kcal
Sesame oil
0 g0 g6.8 g60 kcal
Coconut aminos (substitute to soy sauce)
0.3 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Ginger root, fresh
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Lime juice, fresh
0.5 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Lime zest (peel), fresh
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Peppers, chile (chili), fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Fish sauce
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Salt, pink Himalayan rock salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Eggs, free-range or organic
0.4 g6.3 g4.8 g72 kcal
Ghee
0 g0 g3.8 g34 kcal
Coriander (cilantro), fresh
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Peas, sugar snap, fresh
0.4 g0.2 g0 g3 kcal
Cucumber, fresh
0.2 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Almonds, nuts (flaked, sliced)
0.5 g1.8 g3.9 g44 kcal
Total per serving
8.8 g11.3 g29.8 g357 kcal

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Comments (3)

Was good but I dislike coconut oil so much. It kinda ruined it for me. I had to push past the coconut oil taste.

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I think you may want to try ghee instead? Or even olive oil will work well in this recipe.

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Thank you so much for this recipe!! I grew up on this dish and I can't wait to try it modified in this way. 😍😍😍

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