Japanese Beef Fried Rice

This delicious garlicky, buttery Japanese Beef Fried Rice is a low carb inspired healthy alternative to traditional fried rice.  With only 5g net carbs per serving, it’s a great option for a quick lunch or dinner.

Inspired by my love for Japanese fried rice (chahan), this version is made with cauliflower rice making it a great, healthy and low carb alternative.

It’s savory, garlicky and very filling.  And sure to satisfy any fried rice craving!

Japanese style beef fried rice served in a bowl with a wooden spoon.

What is Japanese Beef Fried Rice?

Thinly sliced beef is combined with cauliflower rice, onions and green onions then seasoned with a classic Japanese style butter, garlic and soy sauce seasoning and pan fried on high heat until aromatic and fully cooked.

What kind of beef should I use for this recipe?

Any type of thinly sliced beef works well for this recipe.  You can purchase shabu shabu or sukiyaki beef at Japanese supermarkets or ask your local butcher to thinly slice ribeye or chuck for you.

Japanese style sliced beef to be used in a beef fried rice recipe.

What is cauliflower rice?

Cauliflower rice is just cauliflower that has been chopped into little grain size pieces.  You can easily find cauliflower rice at most supermarkets in the frozen vegetable section.

Compared to traditional white rice, cauliflower rice is very low in carbs at about 3g net per cup.  Overall, cauliflower rice has more nutritional value than white rice making it a great healthier alternative.

However, you can also easily use this recipe using traditional rice as well.

Healthy cauliflower rice in a bowl ready to be used for a fried rice recipe.

Tips for making this Japanese fried rice recipe?

  • Use high heat when cooking to get that signature fried rice aroma and texture.
  • Use thinly sliced beef.
  • For a shortcut, you can first microwave frozen cauliflower rice covered in a wet paper towel for 3-4 minutes.
  • Use tamari low sodium soy sauce for a gluten-free and low carb fried rice.
  • If using traditional rice, use older cold rice or leftover rice as it’s much drier in texture and much better for making fried rice.

Japanese style beef fried rice served in a bowl with a wooden spoon, top down shot.

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Now, let’s get making this Japanese Beef Fried Rice!

  • Prepping Time 5M
  • Cook Time 10M
  • Total Time 15M
  • Net Carb/Serv ~5g
  • Servings 1 Bowl

Ingredients

  • 1/4 lb Thinly Sliced Beef (you can use chicken or pork as well)
  • 2 Cups Cauliflower Rice (or rice of choice)
  • 1 tbsp Neutral Oil (oil with no taste)
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1-2 Garlic (use 2 if you like garlic)
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Onion
  • 1/2 Stalk Green Onion
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper

Directions

1) Gather all the ingredients.

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2) Finely dice green onions, onions, beef and set aside.

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3) Grate garlic with a grater and set aside.

4) In a small mixing bowl 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 a bowl.

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6) In a new small Teflon frying pan, spray cooking oil on high heat, add beef and cook for 2-3 minutes or until cooked.  Transfer to holding a bowl.

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7) In a large Teflon frying pan, add oil on high heat.  Once the 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 beef, 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 green onions and transfer to a serving bowl.  Enjoy hot!

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Japanese style beef fried rice served in a bowl with a wooden spoon.

Japanese Beef Fried Rice

This delicious garlicky, buttery Japanese Beef Fried Rice is a healthy alternative to traditional fried rice. With only 5g net carbs per serving, it’s a great option for a quick lunch or dinner.
4.59 from 24 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: cauliflower rice recipes, healthy fried rice
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 Bowl
Print Recipe
Calories: 950kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 lb Beef you can use chicken or pork as well
  • 2 Cups Cauliflower Rice or rice of choice
  • 1 tbsp Netural Oil oil with no taste
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1-2 Whole Garlic use 2 if you like garlic
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Onion
  • 1/2 Stalk Green Onion
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Gather all the ingredients.
  • Finely dice green onions, onions, beef and set aside.
    Japanese Garlic Beef Cauliflower Fried Rice - Chahan Recipe (31)
  • Grate garlic with a grater and set aside.
    Japanese Garlic Beef Cauliflower Fried Rice - Chahan Recipe (6)
  • In a small mixing bowl, lightly beat eggs.
    Japanese Garlic Beef Cauliflower Fried Rice - Chahan Recipe (32)
  • 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 a bowl.
    Japanese Garlic Beef Cauliflower Fried Rice - Chahan Recipe (33)
  • In a new small Teflon frying pan, spray cooking oil on high heat, add beef and cook for 2-3 minutes or until cooked. Transfer to holding a bowl.
    Japanese Garlic Beef Cauliflower Fried Rice - Chahan Recipe (34)
  • In a large Teflon frying pan, add oil on high heat. Once the oil starts to lightly smoke, add cauliflower rice and onion. Stir often and cook for 2-3 minutes or until desired texture is reached.
    Japanese Garlic Beef Cauliflower Fried Rice - Chahan Recipe (17)
  • After 2-3 minutes, add beef, 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.
    Japanese Garlic Beef Cauliflower Fried Rice - Chahan Recipe (24)
  • Lastly, mix in the green onions and transfer to a serving bowl. Enjoy hot!
    Japanese Garlic Beef Cauliflower Fried Rice - Chahan Recipe (39)

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Nutrition

Calories: 950kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 69g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Cholesterol: 1046mg | Sodium: 1997mg | Potassium: 642mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2082IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 7mg
*Values Based Per Serving
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