Keto Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice is a flavorful low carb dish that is a great choice to fulfill your craving for Chinese food.
If you've been following my blog since the very beginning, you'd know that I didn't even know what a food blog was until I watched 'Julie & Julia'. Many of the food bloggers might resonate with me because trust me, that movie made many of us, who loved to cook and journal the recipes, into bloggers. Since 2013 when my blog was born, I had this ambitious project in my head - to cook like Julie, all the recipes from a book, within a year. However, I didn't find any such book and Two, I knew I'd be nuts to take up a project like that with my time equally split between here and my second blog on Travel, Books, and Lifestyle.
This year, however, when it was time to pick up a Word of the Year ( I do that every single year on New Year's Eve to focus and prioritize.), I chose 'Slay'. I was feeling like a Dragon Queen that day when I chose the word but things have been going good this year. I don't know if I've actually "Slayed" anything but that's because I tend to undermine myself always.
If anything this nagging feeling was growing stronger day by day. If you are following me on Instagram, you'd know that I'm following the Ketogenic diet. I wasn't counting the macros and it was mostly a lazy keto way. However, I'm seeing good results and I want to make the most of it. Keeping these goals in mind, I have decided to go all out. There are 100 days to New Year starting today and I want to make every single day count. I want to get off my lazy bum and work harder.
And that's why I bring to you 100 Days of Food Blogging where I would be sharing 100 Keto Recipes, one recipe a day for the next 100 days. The best part about this is that most Keto Recipes can be had even if you are not on Keto. They are regular, everyday recipes which you can prepare and serve to your family. I will also be reviving my YouTube channel.
So, you needn't be on Keto to follow my journey and you may please not ignore my blog thinking it is just going to be high-fat non-vegetarian foods. Because guess what? I'd be doing my Navratri vrat as well during this 100-day period. So, wish me luck!
Keto Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice
When on a Ketogenic diet, the first thing that you say goodbye to is your rice and breads (rotis). As a South Indian who consumed a lot of rice, this was the hardest part for me. I'm sure, many who take up this diet can relate to the same. That's where Cauliflower comes into play. Cauliflower, a versatile vegetable is a life-saver for those who take up this diet. It's a perfect substitute for rice when you get the consistency right.
Cauliflower Rice should be one of the first recipes that you'd mastering on. I shall do a basic Cauliflower Rice Recipe later on so that you get the consistency right and you can try different varieties of rice, including fried rice, biriyani or paella. Oh, yes, it tastes delicious.
For a Keto Chicken Cauliflower Rice, you need cubed boneless chicken, some green beans, bell peppers, and spring onions along with some sauces. One of the easiest recipes to prepare, it is quite filling too. Let's see how we can prepare this recipe.
Low Carb Chicken and Cauliflower Rice Recipe
Keto or Low Carb Cauliflower fried rice is different from a bowl of regular fried rice because we will be omitting few vegetables that are high in carb. For example, carrots and peas are regulars in traditional Chinese fried rice.
| How to Make Chicken Fried Rice
I do not miss those veggies, however, you may add these to the fried rice after taking a look at your macros. I will also be using Soy Sauce. If you are skeptical about it, choose Coconut aminos instead.
Let's get started!
One Pan, 20 Minutes
Keep all the ingredients ready. Dice some boneless chicken cubes, spring onion greens and whites, beans and green bell peppers. Finely chop some garlic as well. To a hot pan, add some olive oil and garlic. When it is slightly browned, add the cubed chicken. Cook for a couple of minutes until it is pink.
Add beans, capsicum, and spring onion whites. We do not get spring onions in this season here, so, I have substituted with regular onions after checking my macros. Saute for a couple of minutes until the veggies are slightly cooked. I like the veggies to retain its crisp raw structure.
To the cooked veggies and chicken, add salt, soy sauce, and ground pepper. Cook in high heat for a couple of minutes.
Add the cauliflower rice and mix well. Cover and cook on medium-low heat for 2-3 minutes.
Sprinkle some mixed herbs and red chili flakes. Garnish with Sriracha sauce and spring onion greens. You are good to go!Print
Keto Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 2 persons 1x
Loaded with the goodness of veggies, this low carb version of Asian Chicken Fried Rice is a complete meal!
- 1 cup Cauliflower, riced
- ¼ cup Onion, finely chopped
- ¼ cup Green beans, diced
- ¼ cup Green Bell Peppers, diced
- ¼ cup Boneless Chicken, cubed
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 tbsp Garlic, chopped
- 1 tsp Soy Sauce
- 1 tsp Sriracha Sauce
- Spring onion
- Salt, Pepper, Mixed herbs, Red Chili flakes
- In a hot pan, add olive oil. Add garlic and when it turns slight brown, add cubed chicken. Cook for a couple of minutes until chicken is cooked.
- Add onion, beans and bell peppers. Mix and cook for a couple of minutes in high heat to retain the crispiness.
- Add salt, soy sauce, and powdered pepper. Mix well.
- Add the cauliflower rice and mix. Cook covered for a couple of minutes in medium-low heat.
- Uncover and cook until the moisture is evaporated. You don't want a cloggy mess.
- Garnish with rd chili flakes, mixed herbs, sriracha sauce and spring onion greens.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
- Category: Keto
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Ah Keto! If I could cook meat at home, I'd never give up Keto. I love eating meat and vegetables and that is an ideal diet for me. A week of keto helped me lose 4 kilos! I couldn't continue because I was tired of eggs alone. There are only so many vegetarian recipes for Keto and I can only cook veg or eggs at home.
This recipe looks and sounds delicious.
All the best for the next 99 days, Shalini.
Yes, I understand Keto is difficult for vegetarians. But I am hoping to take up Navratri fast and hence a lot of vegetarian food is on the plan. And thanks, Soumya.
Cauliflower rice with chicken sounds delish. I am surely going to give it a go. Though I'm not on a Keto diet, but this sounds way to sumptuous to ignore.
All the best for your 100 day endeavour Shalzz.
Thank you very much, Natasha. Do try it and let me know 🙂
Corinne Rodrigues says
Good luck with your plan, Shalini. I do believe that you've been slaying it and that you're way too hard on yourself.
The idea of cauliflower as rice is great. I might actually try this out. Sounds yummy and light on the stomach!
Means a lot, Corinne. And yup, way too hard on myself. 😛
Please do try it out sometime. If not for weight loss, as you said, it definitely helps in reducing bloating, if any.
Okay so I'm a vegetarian and also not on a keto diet. But I love your resolve and I shall be dropping by for some healthy recipes, hopefully. Look forward to cauliflower rice to begin with.
Thank you, Tulika. As I mentioned, I am hoping to take the Navratri Vrat (fingers crossed). So, you can find many healthy vegetarian foods too. 🙂