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

Garlic Shrimp Fried Rice

Garlic shrimp fried rice is the best alternative to traditional fried rice except with so much more flavor and much fewer carbs using cauliflower rice!
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
Calories 282kcal


  • 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


  • 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!



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