Garlic Shrimp Fried Rice

Garlic Cauliflower Shrimp Fried Rice is the best alternative to traditional fried rice except with so much more flavor and much fewer carbs using healthy and fresh cauliflower rice!

What makes this healthy shrimp fried rice dish the best I have ever tasted is the addition of old bay seasoning.

That combined with some garlic butter and you got yourself a plate made from the heavens! It’s just so good you wouldn’t believe it’s healthy and made with cauliflower rice!

Follow along and let us show you how to make cauliflower fried rice as you’ve never tasted before!

Garlic shrimp cauliflower fried rice served in a white bowl topped with fresh parsley, side shot.

What is Garlic Shrimp Fried Rice?

Garlic shrimp cauliflower fried rice is a healthy fried rice made from riced cauliflower and shrimp sautéed in garlic, butter, and old bay seasoning. It’s a delicious low carb alternative to traditional fried rice.

Can you use cauliflower rice for fried rice?

Cauliflower rice is a perfect substitute to traditional white rice when making fried rice. It’s low carb, keto friendly, gluten-free and packed with nutrients.

Cauliflower rice in a mixing bowl to be used for a fried rice recipe.

Is frozen rice cauliflower healthy?

Frozen cauliflower rice is just as healthy as fresh cauliflower rice. Both work wonderfully when making cauliflower fried rice. We prefer frozen for ease.

Feel free to add in vegetables such as carrots, peas, green onion, or bell peppers,

Is cauliflower rice good for losing weight?

Cauliflower rice a low in carbs and high in fiber making you feel fuller for longer and more satisfied. It is a great option when trying to lose weight.

How do you make frozen cauliflower rice not soggy?

Add frozen cauliflower to a heated pan and sear to dry it out before adding your butter or oils.

Old bay seasoning in a measuring spoon next to packaging.

What ingredients do I need to make healthy shrimp fried rice?

  • Shrimp – fresh or frozen peeled and deveined.
  • Cauliflower Rice – you can use frozen or make your own using a food processor.
  • Garlic – minced or finely chopped.
  • Cooking Oil – use preferred high-heat cooking oil.
  • Butter – we use grass-fed.
  • Old Bay Seasoning – a mixture of celery salt, cayenne pepper, paprika, and other spices. Commonly used with seafood.
  • Black Pepper – fresh or pre-ground.
  • Parsley – finely chopped for garnish.
  • Veggies – add fresh vegetables if preferred.

How do you make shrimp fried rice with cauliflower rice?

In a pan or wok over medium-high heat, cook shrimp until pink throughout and remove from pan.

Add cauliflower rice, cook until preferred tenderness, add butter, cooked shrimp, and sprinkle old bay seasoning and black pepper.

Stir-fry until mixed thoroughly and ingredients are well combined. Top with chopped parsley and enjoy!

What is the nutrition information for this cauliflower shrimp fried rice recipe?

  • 282 Calories
  • 11 g Carbohydrates
  • 6g Fiber
  • 27g Protein
  • 14g Fat
  • 301mg Cholesterol
  • 992mg Sodium
  • 110mg Potassium
  • 177mg Calcium
  • 3mg Iron
  • 193ui Vitamin A
  • 6mg Vitamin C

Garlic shrimp cauliflower fried rice in a frying pan.

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Now, let’s get making this Garlic Shrimp Fried Rice recipe!

  • Prepping Time 2M
  • Cook Time 5M
  • Total Time 7M
  • Net Carb/Serv ~5g
  • Servings 2 Bowls

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lbs Peeled Shrimp
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Neutral Cooking Oil
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 2 Cups Cauliflower Rice (or rice of choice)
  • 1/2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Chopped Fresh/Dried Parsley (optional garnish)

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

2) Prepare shrimp by deveining, peeling, drying off any liquid with a paper towel. Cut shrimp into 1/2 inch pieces as shown below.

3) Mince garlic and chop parsley as shown below.

4) In a Teflon frying pan, add 1 tbsp of neutral cooking oil and minced garlic on medium heat. Once the garlic becomes fragrant, about 30-45 seconds, add in chopped shrimp. Cook for 1-2 minutes until pink throughout. Remove from heat and transfer to holding bowl.

5) In a large Teflon fry pan, add frozen cauliflower rice and cook for 2-3 minutes or until preferred tenderness is attained. Add butter and mix until melted.

6) Add back in the cooked shrimp from step 4), mix in Old Bay Seasoning and black pepper. Cook for an additional 45-60 seconds and transfer to a serving bowl. Top with chopped parsley and enjoy hot!

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Garlic Shrimp Fried Rice

Garlic Cauliflower Shrimp Fried Rice is the best alternative to traditional fried rice except with so much more flavor and much fewer carbs using healthy and fresh cauliflower rice!
4.70 from 10 votes
Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower shrimp fried rice, healthy fried rice, healthy shrimp fried rice, how to make cauliflower fried rice
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 2 bowls
Print Recipe
Calories: 282kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lbs Peeled Shrimp
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Neutral Cooking Oil
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 2 Cups Cauliflower Rice or rice of choice
  • 1/2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Chopped Fresh/Dried Parsley optional garnish

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Prepare shrimp by deveining, peeling, drying off any liquid with a paper towel. Cut shrimp into 1/2 inch pieces as shown below.
  • Mince garlic and chop parsley as shown below.
  • In a Teflon frying pan, add 1 tbsp of neutral cooking oil and minced garlic on medium heat. Once the garlic becomes fragrant, about 30-45 seconds, add in chopped shrimp. Cook for 1-2 minutes until pink throughout. Remove from heat and transfer to holding bowl.
  • In a large Teflon fry pan, add frozen cauliflower rice and cook for 2-3 minutes or until preferred tenderness is attained. Add butter and mix until melted.
  • Add back in the cooked shrimp from step 4), mix in Old Bay Seasoning and black pepper. Cook for an additional 45-60 seconds and transfer to a serving bowl. T8op with chopped parsley and enjoy hot!

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Nutrition

Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 301mg | Sodium: 992mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 193IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 177mg | Iron: 3mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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