04.17.17

Cauliflower Fried “Rice” with Shrimp

Fried rice is one of those things that everyone loves, it’s just a classic. I always keep Trader Joe’s frozen cauliflower rice and frozen shrimp in my freezer, so this Whole30 take on Shrimp Fried “Rice” recipe is a staple at our household when we have nothing to make for dinner. Add in whatever veggies you have on hand and it always turns out tasty!!

Cauliflower Fried "Rice" with Shrimp
Serves 3
A Delicious, Whole30 approved take on Shrimp Fried Rice!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
For the Shrimp
  1. 1 lb. peeled, deveined shrimp tail off
  2. salt and pepper, to taste
  3. 2 tbsp. olive oil
  4. ½ tsp. toasted sesame oil
For the Fried “Rice”
  1. 1 cup diced carrot (about 1 carrot)
  2. 1 cup diced onion (1/2 onion)
  3. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 2 cups broccoli florets (~1/2 head broccoli)
  5. 2 tbsp. olive oil
  6. 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 2 cups riced cauliflower
  9. 3 scallions (green/light green part only) sliced thin
  10. ½ tsp. toasted sesame seeds
  11. 2 tbsp. coconut aminos
  12. crushed red pepper, to taste (optional)
  13. salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat olive and sesame oil over med-high heat in a large skillet. Add onions, carrots, garlic, with a little salt and pepper and sauté for 3 minutes.
  2. Add the broccoli florets and continue to sauté, stirring occasionally for 5 more minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the shrimp: Heat 1 tbsp. olive oil and 1/2 tsp. sesame oil over medium-high heat. Swirl the skillet so the oil evenly coats the bottom. Sear shrimp on both sides until cooked through and lightly golden on edges, about 3-4 minutes per side. Remove from heat and set aside while you finish the "rice".
  4. Turn the heat on the sautéed veggies down to medium-low. Slide all of the veggies to one half of the pan so that one side is empty. Whisk 2 eggs in a small bowl, then pour them on the empty side of the pan. Let them almost set (about 2 minutes), then scrable them until they are cooked through.
  5. Now add in the riced cauliflower and the scallions and continue to saute until the cauliflower is cooked through and tender, about 3 minutes.
  6. Add in the coconut aminos, crushed red pepper, to taste and salt and pepper if you think it needs it.
  7. Add cooked shrimp and toss once more. Top with the toasted sesame seeds.
  8. Serve and enjoy!
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  • Jessica
    April 26, 2017 at 12:01 am

    My fiancé and I started following you after you were on the whole30 IG. Thank goodness we found you! We loved you during your take over week. We decided to try this recipe first and Oh my it is delicious! This is our favorite cauliflower fried rice recipe, hands down! Can’t wait to continue to follow you and try more recipes.

    • Alex
      April 26, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      Hi Jessica,
      I am so happy to hear that you love the recipe!! Thank you so much! 🙂