Garlic Shrimp Cauliflower Fried Rice

Garlic shrimp cauliflower fried rice is the best alternative to traditional fried rice except with so much more flavor and much fewer carbs!

Whenever I crave fried rice, I bust out the frozen cauliflower rice from my freezer and start looking for whatever ingredients I have in the fridge.

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

Since all I had was some shrimp and garlic from the night before, I decided why not try to make a garlic shrimp fried rice.

I think what makes this fried rice 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 made with cauliflower rice!

Garlic shrimp cauliflower fried rice in a frying pan.

What is garlic shrimp cauliflower fried rice?

Garlic shrimp cauliflower fried rice is 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.

What’s old bay seasoning?

Old bay seasoning is a mixture of celery salt, and spices.  It goes great with seafood.

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

What’s cauliflower rice and where can I get it?

I usually use frozen cauliflower rice from Costco for its simplicity and ease however, you can also make your own in a food processor from a whole cauliflower head.

If you’re using frozen cauliflower rice, there will be extra liquid when cooking from frozen.  All you need to do is cook it a little longer for the water to evaporate out.

What kind of shrimp should I use for this cauliflower fried rice recipe?

Any type of shrimp would work well for this recipe.

Old bay seasoning in a measuring spoon next to packaging.

Did you have any other cauliflower rice recipes on LCA?

If you like cauliflower fried rice recipes, check out our other popular recipes here:

Now, let’s get making this Garlic Shrimp Cauliflower 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 1 tbsp of butter and bring up to heat on medium high.  Once the butter is melted, add in cauliflower rice and cook for 2-3 minutes or until preferred tenderness is attained.

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!

Hope you enjoy your Garlic Shrimp Cauliflower Fried Rice!

If you’re looking for other recipe ideas, be sure to check out our growing Recipe Index full of healthy low carb inspired recipes!

Join us on Facebook to be part of our interactive discussions & recipe requests and follow us on Instagram, Pinterest, or subscribe to our New Recipe Notification and be the first to know when we post a new recipe!

More Recipes

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

Garlic Shrimp Cauliflower Fried Rice

Garlic shrimp cauliflower fried rice is the best alternative to traditional fried rice except with so much more flavor and much fewer carbs!
5 from 5 votes
Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower fried rice recipe, healthy fried rice, shrimp 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 1 tbsp of butter and bring up to heat on medium high. Once the butter is melted, add in cauliflower rice and cook for 2-3 minutes or until preferred tenderness is attained.
  • 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!

Video

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
Did you make this recipe?Tag @LowCarbingAsian on Instagram and hashtag it #LowCarbingAsian

*This page contains affiliate marketing links*

Tomorrow's Dinner?

BEST 25 HEALTHY & LOW CARB Recipes Sent Directly to Your Inbox!

Plus Monthly NEW RECIPES Exclusively from LCA!

By subscribing you agree to receive our promotional marketing materials and agree with our Privacy Policy.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

*