Low Carb Recipe – Fried Rice (almost)

So how the heck can you have a delicious Chinese dinner without rice?Here’s how: There’s about 43 grams of carbs in a cup of long grained white rice, and that pretty much ruins any Atkins Diet.

So there’s this problem: I don’t know about you, but one of the things I look forward to most in a Chinese meal is the rice. My kids are voracious rice eaters, especially with Soy Sauce on it (be careful — there’s usually flour in there!). And I’m no slouch myself.

So what do you do when you’re about to sit down at a delicious Chinese meal — Cashew Chicken sounds good — and not be able to mix it up with rice?

Try this. . .

The main ingredient for this rice substitute is grated cauliflower. Take a head of raw cauliflower and grate it up using one of those larger cheese shredders. You’ll end up with Cauliflower bits about the size of rice kernels.

To simulate white rice, put about a half inch of water in a microwave safe bowl, pour in the cauliflower, cover it with a paper towel, and microwave on high for about 2 minutes. Mix, and then zap it again for a half minute. You should end up with something the consistency of boiled rice.

Add salt to taste.

Now, what if you want Fried Rice?


  • 1 head raw cauliflower (grated or shredded)
  • 2 Scallions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic crushed, or 1 teaspoon of minced garlic, or 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Sesame oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 3 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 2 eggs, beaten


In a hot skillet, pan, or wok, fry the eggs in the Sesame oil, and scramble them right in the pan.

Dump in the chopped scallions, ginger, and garlic and stir for about 30 seconds, just to get the heat on these ingredients.

Then toss in the Cauliflower and the remainder of the oil.

Fry for about 4 minutes.

Add soy sauce and some additional sesame oil to taste.

Serve and enjoy!

Optional: To Make Chicken Fried Rice, Pork Fried Rice, Beef Fried Rice, or Shrimp Fried rice, simply add some pre-cooked meat of your choice along with the cauliflower.


2 Responses to “Low Carb Recipe – Fried Rice (almost)”

  1. Brenda says:

    Isn’t cauliflower a little high in carbs? I’m still on induction and I’m kind of worried that too much veggies could put me over my daily limit. About how many carbs per serving are in this recipe?

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