Low-Carb Fried Rice Recipe

Servings: 4 Prep: 15 min Cook: 15 min Total: 30 mins

When it’s on the plate, in a bowl, under a nice piece of chicken, it looks and tastes just like any other fried rice recipe. I’ve even made it for friends, who were none the wiser. If you like fried rice, and you look forward to it at your local Chinese or Japanese take-out joint … you will not be disappointed!

This is one of those low carb, low glycemic miracles of flavor and texture. The “rice” used is “Cauli-Rice“, or Miracle Rice (or a blend, which I’m prone to doing). A standard fried rice, is usually a lot of rice with a small amount of “stuff” in it. In this recipe, there’s a much higher “stuff” to “rice” ratio. I assure you that it doesn’t diminish the quality, whatsoever!

This is a fairly basic version, but it’s common for me to add MORE stuff to it, when I make it. Consider this recipe as a base. I’ll often add zucchini, mushrooms, bean sprouts, green beans, onions, etc. You can also obviously add shrimp, Chinese BBQ pork, chicken, beef … duck … lap cheong … whatever!

(On a personal note … I have to confess that this is one of those that really gives me some portion control issues. I think it’s just the deep fondness I have for the real thing, but … this is difficult to eat just a small amount of … I tend to want my bowl to be bottomless.)

Low-Carb Fried Rice Recipe

Ingredient
Calories
Fat
Protein
Carbs
SA’s
Fiber
Net Carbs
2 tbsp (28.01g) toasted sesame oil
260
28
0
0
0
0
0
4 whole (60g) green onions (scallions), cut into thin rings
19.2
0
1.2
4.2
0
1.8
2.4
1 tbsp (6g) fresh ginger, minced
4.8
0
0.1
1.1
0
0.1
1
2 each (6g) garlic clove, minced
8
0
0
2
0
0
2
1/2 lb (227g) ham, diced
356.5
16
46.7
4
0
0
4
1/2 cup (80g) frozen peas and carrots
38
0
2
8
0
2
6
4 large (200g) whole eggs, beaten
286
20
26
2
0
0
2
2 cup (200g) cauli-rice
70
2.7
5.7
15
0
7
8
1/4 cup (63.75g) soy sauce
33.8
0
3.3
5.5
0
0.5
5
4 tsp (16g) sesame seeds, toasted
90.4
7.7
2.7
4.2
0
2.2
1.9
salt and pepper, to taste
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Grand Totals (of 4 servings):
1166.7
74.4
87.7
46
0
13.7
32.3
Totals Per Serving:
291.7
18.6
21.9
11.5
0
3.4
8.1 g
55.6%
Fat
29.1%
Protein
15.3%
Carbs

Low-Carb Fried Rice Recipe

Low-Carb Fried Rice Recipe

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: DJ Foodie

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 4 whole green onions (scallions) cut into thin rings
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger minced
  • 2 each garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 lb ham diced
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 4 large whole eggs beaten
  • 2 cup cauli-rice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 4 tsp sesame seeds toasted
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Pre-heat a wok, or a large non-stick pan.
  • Set aside a small amount of the sliced green onions, to be used as a garnish, later.
  • Add sesame oil to the pan. Immediately add the ginger, garlic and green onions. Stir quickly, not allowing these ingredients to burn (it's a hot pan and these 3 ingredients are chopped very small. They will burn quickly). Sauté for about 1 minute, or until the garlic shows signs of turning brown (caramelizing).
  • Add the ham, peas and carrots. Sauté this mixture, for a further 2 minutes.
  • Pour the beaten eggs evenly around the pan.
  • With a wooden spoon, or a rubber spatula, cut and turn the eggs and veggies, for about 1 minute. Eggs should be lightly cooked, but not dry.
  • Add the "rice" and soy sauce to the mixture. Continue cooking and stirring, until mixed evenly and heated through. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and fresh sliced green onions. Serve.

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14 thoughts on “Low-Carb Fried Rice Recipe”

  1. This is genius! I am passing this on to my sister in law who runs a gluten free home. I am also going to share this with my readers for their " Healthy Lunch" today! ( Kristen from make the best of everything again)

  2. Thanks, Kristen! I was certainly proud of it, when I thought of it. After the fact, I looked around and there are actually lots of similar recipes. The core idea is basically the same, though … Fried Rice, but with "Caul-Rice". More often than not, I add Miracle Rice to my mix. It helps bulk it out and give it even more of a rice sense. It is a truly great idea, though. It really VERY closely approximates a true "Fried Rice". Let me know if any of your readers dig make it. I’m always curious to see how the recipes are translated and what hits the table. Thanks! 🙂

  3. I just made this tonight and it is AWESOME!!!I felt the same way about the cauli-rice,but this tastes just like the stir-fry with rice…actually it’s the best I’ve ever had!I used ground pork in mine.I am so happy I tried this and I can’t thank you enough for sharing this recipe!!!I was so full and keep going back for "just one more bite"…lol.

  4. Fantastic Dana! Happy to hear it! I’m the same way … I just keep going back for a little more. It’s THAT good! Check out the Uber Crack Slaw, too. If you like this, you’ll like that!

  5. Hi Lisa … yep! In fact, in general … you always can. I can think of no reason why you wouldn’t be able to in any recipe asking for soy sauce. There may be subtle differences in the salt content, so … adjust accordingly (but the same is true for different brands and styles of soy sauce). I hope this helps! 🙂

  6. Hello, This recipe looks delicious. I am curious about the pictures though. I am seeing something that looks like little translucent pearls in there. What could that be? I don’t think it is cauliflower as I have made cauli-rice many times. Help??? Thanks, Lynne

  7. I so enjoyed this dish. I LOVE to cook. My friends always ask for recipes. This is a keeper. My family, which includes two teenagers, ate huge bowls. So much so….that I cooked up more in the same night! Thank you

  8. Hi Lynne, I have a tendency to use miracle rice when I make cauli-rice. This tends to stretch the rice and drop the carbs and even improve taste and texture, in my opinion. I honestly don?t remember what I did when I took these pictures. This recipe is several years old, at this point, but ? I have a sneaking suspicion that I used some miracle rice. Look through my sides section and look for ?Miracle Cauli-Rice? to learn a bit more about this. I agree that they?re there ? and I suspect this is what I did. <br /><br />

    Jennifer ? awesome! Yep, this one is definitely a keeper. I?m glad you and your family agree! 🙂

  9. Love this recipe.. however, why does it post so many carbs for the ham? just confused I guess… thanks
    —Reply posted by DJ on 2/13/2015
    Hi Monna, a lot of different ham products contain sugar, or various forms of sugar, in their brines. It’s quite common. Typically, what I do is try and find a general average for any particular product. In this case, it’s about 8 carbs per pound. However, because I break the information out, you’re able to see each number and if you’re able to find a ham product with less carbs, then … you’re improving this recipe that much more! Make sense?

  10. I just made this with my home canned plain pork just as you said.we even have fresh calantro growing out back to use..and it is devine,,best part is I never follow a recipe to the T but I have never made fried rice so thought you would guide me in the right way and by golly buddy YOU SURE DID

    thank you DJ as usual you made this top notch Thanks again

    —Reply posted by DJ on 4/28/2015
    Fantastic, Sheila! I’m glad it worked out for you. This is definitely one of my favorites! 🙂

  11. I saw this posted yesterday on fb and it looked amazing but I had serious doubts. I had never heard of Cauli-rice. tried it last night – so simple/quick to make and it was really good with soy so I decided to go all the way and I made a pretty close version of your fried rice recipe, I did mix in a little brown rice to bulk it up and add some extra texture – but not very much. It was amazing! I had some for lunch at work today too – I thought reheating might ruin it but it was better day 2! Thank you for this!! 😀

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