Garlic Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice

Since I was making this garlic chicken cauliflower fried rice for lunch today, I figured I’d make a new post for it showing the step-by-step although it is very similar to our Japanese Garlic Beef Cauliflower Fried Rice – Chahan.

Garlic Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice

The biggest difference between the beef and chicken is the texture.  The beef is somewhat soft whereas the chicken is crispier, so it mimics the texture better of traditional fried rice.  Chicken also has a more neutral profile than beef, so I think it carries the flavors of Fried Rice better.

Just like the Japanese Garlic Beef Cauliflower Fried Rice – Chahan, this one is pretty easy to make and all you to watch out for is the steps and making sure you cook the ingredients one at a time and then throw it all together.

So to start, we begin by cooking the chicken, just like they do at Benihanas!  We season the chicken with basic salt and pepper sprinkle and cook the meat until it’s nice and crispy.

Once that’s done, we go ahead and partially cook the eggs and set that aside.   If you’re wondering, the reason we only partially cook the eggs is so it sticks/encloses the rice in the final dish.  If we were to fully cook the eggs, it wouldn’t do so.

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Finally, we go ahead and cook the cauliflower rice, throw in the eggs and chicken from the early steps and season with some salt, pepper and soy sauce.  Oh yeah, can’t forget the garlic butter too!

Once that’s done, you end up with a final dish that’s pretty much spot on with Benihana’s Garlic Chicken Fried Rice and at ~5g net carbs per bowl, you gotta give it a try!

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The only ingredient you need to enjoy this dish are Soy Sauce and Toasted Sesame Seeds, which can be purchased on Amazon or any supermarket.

Now, let’s get started!

Prepping Time 5M

Cook Time 10M

Total Time 15M

Net Carb/Serv ~5g

Servings 1 Bowl

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 3 oz Chicken Thigh (about 1 large chicken thigh)
  • 1 tbsp Neutral Oil (oil with no taste)
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Pepper

Fried Rice

  • 2 Cups Cauliflower Rice
  • 1 tbsp Neutral Oil (oil with no taste)
  • 1 tbsp Butter (preferably grass fed)
  • 1-2 Garlic (use 2 if you like garlic)
  • 1/8 Onion
  • 1/2 Stalk of Green Onion
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp Toasted Sesame Seed

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Finely dice green onions, onions, chicken (about 1/4 x 1/4 inch cubes) and set aside.

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3) Grate garlic with a grater and set aside.

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4) In a small mixing bowl, lightly beat eggs.

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5) In a small Teflon frying pan, spray cooking oil, pour eggs on medium-low heat, mix as if you are scrambling eggs for 1 minute and remove from heat. Eggs should only be partially cooked (very soft). Transfer to holding bowl.

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6) In a new small Teflon frying pan, add 1 tbsp of neutral cooking oil on high heat.  Once oil is up to temp (slightly smoking), add chicken, sprinkle salt and pepper and cook for 2-4 minutes until you get a nice brown crust on the chicken. Transfer to holding bowl.

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7) In a large Teflon frying pan, add 1 tbsp of neutral cooking oil on high heat. Once oil starts to lightly smoke, add cauliflower rice and onion. Stir often and cook for 2-3 minutes or until desired texture is reached.

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8) After 2-3 minutes, add chicken, partially cooked eggs, Soy Sauce, grated garlic, butter, salt and black pepper. Mix well and continue to cook for an additional 1 minute or until eggs are fully cooked.

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9) Lastly, mix in the Toasted Sesame Seeds and green onions, transfer to serving bowl. Enjoy hot!

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Garlic Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice

The BEST Asian Low-Carb/Keto recipe for Garlic Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice.  Enjoy this easy and delicious recipe at only ~5g Net Carb / Serving. Step by step directions with pictures makes this recipe quick and easy.
5 from 6 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: cauliflower benihana garlic fried rice, keto Asian fried rice, keto benihana garlic fried rice, keto cauliflower fried rice, low carb benihana garlic fried rice, low carb cauliflower fried rice
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 bowl
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Calories: 765kcal

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 3 oz Chicken Thigh about 1 large chicken thigh
  • 1 tbsp Neutral Oil oil with no taste
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper

Fried Rice

  • 2 Cup Cauliflower Rice
  • 1 tbsp Neutral Oil oil with no taste
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1-2 Clove Garlic use 2 if you like garlic
  • 1/8 Whole Onion
  • 1/2 Stalk Green Onion
  • 1 Egg Egg
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp Toasted Sesame Seed

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
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  • Finely dice green onions, onions, chicken (about 1/4 x 1/4 inch cubes) and set aside.
    Garlic Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe (2)
  • Grate garlic with a grater and set aside.
    Garlic Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe (1)
  • In a small mixing bowl, lightly beat eggs.
    Garlic Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe (3)
  • In a small Teflon frying pan, spray cooking oil, pour eggs on medium-low heat, mix as if you are scrambling eggs for 1 minute and remove from heat. Eggs should only be partially cooked (very soft). Transfer to holding bowl.
    Garlic Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe (4)
  • In a new small Teflon frying pan, add 1 tbsp of neutral cooking oil on high heat. Once oil is up to temp (slightly smoking), add chicken, sprinkle salt and pepper and cook for 2-4 minutes until you get a nice brown crust on the chicken. Transfer to holding bowl.
    Garlic Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe (9)
  • In a large Teflon frying pan, add 1 tbsp of neutral cooking oil on high heat. Once oil starts to lightly smoke, add cauliflower rice and onion. Stir often and cook for 2-3 minutes or until desired texture is reached.
    Garlic Chicken Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe (5)
  • After 2-3 minutes, add chicken, partially cooked eggs, soy sauce, grated garlic, butter, salt and black pepper. Mix well and continue to cook for an additional 1 minute or until eggs are fully cooked.
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  • Lastly, mix in the sesame seeds and green onions, transfer to serving bowl. Enjoy hot!
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Nutrition

Calories: 765kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 1018mg | Sodium: 1885mg | Potassium: 510mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1793IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 5mg

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6 Comments

  1. Mark Laedlein

    This looks like a delicious recipe – I would really like to know the fat/carb/protein numbers.
    Thanks

    • LowCarbingAsian

      Hi Mark – Unfortunately, we don’t have the other nutritional facts. Since we use a lot of Asian ingredients in our recipes, the calculators used are notoriously inaccurate when tallying up those numbers.

  2. Excellent! Made it for dinner tonight. Will be a mainstay. I wIsh the recipe was printable and without pictures so it can be printed on one page.

    • LowCarbingAsian

      You can print without the pictures – you just need to unclick the ‘recipe images’ and ‘instructions images’.

  3. I don’t see a print tab. How do I print?

    • LowCarbingAsian

      On the bottom of the page, there is a recipe card in a blue box. In the blue box, click ‘print recipe’. Once the new page opens up, uncheck ‘recipe images’ and ‘instruction images’ Hit print and it’ll print w/o pictures.

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