Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice

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"Easy 5 ingredient meal, not counting the salt and pepper. And it can be ready in under 30 minutes....great for a weeknight when you've worked all day. If you can't find cauliflower rice, just throw cauliflower flowerets in the food processor and make your own!"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (518.4 g)
  • Calories 588.8
  • Total Fat - 36.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 1219.2 mg
  • Sodium - 1015.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 12.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.3 g
  • Sugars - 4.2 g
  • Protein - 52.3 g
  • Calcium - 359.1 mg
  • Iron - 8.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 57 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add the shrimp; cook for 3 minutes.

Step 2

Remove the shrimp from the pan.

Step 3

Return the pan to medium-high heat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons oil.

Step 4

Add the eggs; cook for 2 minutes or until almost set, stirring once.

Step 5

Fold the cooked eggs in half and remove from the pan. Cool and cut into 1/2 inch pieces.

Step 6

Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in the pan over medium-high heat.

Step 7

Add 3/4 cup of the green onions and the cauliflower; cook for 5 minutes without stirring, or until browned.

Step 8

Stir in the shrimp, eggs, pepper, and salt.

Step 9

Top with the remaining 1/4 cup green onions.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Be sure to use fresh or frozen riced cauliflower for this recipe, as it will provide the best texture.
  • If you can't find pre-peeled and deveined shrimp, you can buy the shrimp with the shells and tails on and remove them yourself.

  • Substitute olive oil for sesame oil. The benefit of this substitution is that olive oil is a healthier choice than sesame oil, with less saturated fat and more monounsaturated fat. It also has a milder flavor than sesame oil, which makes it a good choice for those who are not fond of the strong flavor of sesame oil.
  • Substitute frozen peas for shrimp. The benefit of this substitution is that peas are a vegetarian-friendly alternative to shrimp, and they are also much lower in cholesterol than shrimp. Additionally, peas are a great source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals, making them a healthier choice than shrimp.

Vegetarian Fried Cauliflower Rice Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add the cauliflower; cook for 5 minutes without stirring, or until browned. Stir in the eggs, pepper, and salt. Top with the remaining 1/4 cup green onions.

Roasted Broccoli with Garlic and Parmesan - This dish is a great complement to the Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice, as it adds an additional layer of flavor and texture. The roasted broccoli is lightly seasoned with garlic and Parmesan cheese, giving it a savory flavor that pairs perfectly with the shrimp and cauliflower. The broccoli is also a great source of fiber and vitamins, making it a nutritious side dish for a complete meal.

Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges: Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges are a great side dish to serve with the Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice. They are a savory and spicy alternative to the roasted broccoli, and are a great source of fiber and vitamins. The sweet potatoes are seasoned with chili powder, garlic, and paprika, and are then roasted in the oven until golden and crispy. The wedges are a delicious and healthy accompaniment to the shrimp and cauliflower rice.


Q: Can I use frozen cauliflower rice?

A: Yes, you can use frozen cauliflower rice for this recipe. Just make sure to thaw it before using.

Q: How long should I cook the cauliflower rice?

A: You should cook the cauliflower rice until it is tender and lightly browned, about 5-7 minutes.

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice is a popular dish in Asian cuisine, and is believed to have originated in China. It is a classic Cantonese dish, and is often served at dim sum restaurants.

Fun Fact 2: Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice is a favorite of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. He has been known to serve it at some of his restaurants, as well as on his popular cooking show MasterChef.