Keto Cauliflower Fried Rice

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Keto Cauliflower Fried Rice

I have a confession to make: I love rice…like love love it. Especially, fried rice. I could eat it three times a day, every day, and never get tired of it.  My mom told me when she was pregnant with me she craved rice all the time so it was meant to be, right?

The problem isn’t that I love fried rice…the fried rice doesn’t love me back! Don’t get me wrong, rice can be part of a healthy diet…in moderation.  I am an addict and cannot stop eating it – it’s okay to admit when you have a problem.  My problem isn’t with just rice either but all carbs.  So what is a carb loving gal to do?

Keto! Surely you’ve heard of the keto diet right?  If not, what rock have you been sleeping under?  Keto recipes are everywhere these days.  Even with the massive popularity keto is getting right now (who doesn’t love a diet you can eat bacon on?), I was still a little skeptical myself.

Keto is short for ketogenic.  You alter your diet, specifically your macros (everything you eat is classified as a carbohydrate, fat, or protein), to eat low carb, high fat and protein.  This forces your body to convert to burning fat for energy instead of carbs, ie you lose weight.  Sounds amazing right?  I was still skeptical, but the more keto recipes I try, the more I am really starting to love it.

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One of my new obsessions is keto rice, and it has a secret ingredient – cauliflower rice! That plain boring vegetable everybody is always kind of meh about is actually a very versatile ingredient.  The cauliflower acts as a substitute for the rice and you cannot detect a difference!  I couldn’t. Hence the name keto cauliflower fried rice.

There are lots of articles online that will teach you how to make your own cauliflower rice, but I did it the lazy way.  I bought a steamable bag of cauliflower rice in the frozen food section of my local WalMart. I found some dried cauliflower rice online too if you’d rather shop that way. I wasn’t really sure how to go about using the cauliflower instead of regular rice, so I made my usual fried rice, but steamed the cauliflower in the microwave and added it into my veggie egg mixture at the end and used a little extra soy sauce.

Cauliflower fried rice is simply amazing. In fact, cauliflower fried rice is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. Honestly, what really sets this recipe apart is the Ghee Butter!

It turned out way better than I thought, and set my mind reeling over how else I could incorporate more keto rice into my diet, so stay tuned for more recipes in the future. For now, enjoy the keto cauliflower fried rice!

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Keto Cauliflower Fried Rice
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Instructions
  1. Preheat a cast iron skillet on medium heat on burner. While skillet is heating, dice the carrots and chop the chicken breast into cubes. Once skillet is heated, add the bacon. After cooked, set aside to drain.
  2. Add 1 tbs of Ghee butter and chicken breast to skillet. Season with salt & pepper, 1 tsp of onion powder, & 1 tsp of garlic powder (you can also throw in a sprinkle of ground ginger if that's your thing). Cook until no longer pink, then remove from skillet and add another tbs of Ghee, along with the carrots and peas, salt and pepper to taste, and the remaining onion and garlic powder, stirring occasionally.
  3. At this point, steam your riced cauliflower in the microwave according to directions. Crumble the bacon into bite size pieces.
  4. When vegetables start to become fork tender, push them to one side of the skillet. Throw the last tbs of Ghee in the skillet and pour the eggs in as well to scramble.
  5. Add the steamed cauliflower rice to the vegetable, egg mixture and mix it in. Put in 2-3 tbs of soy sauce, more if preferred. Add in the chicken and crumbled bacon, toss everything together so it's all nice and mixed in (I added an extra tbs of soy sauce), scoop some into a bowl, and dig in! So good (and a lot less calories)!
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 329 grams
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 570 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 39 g 60%
Saturated Fat 12 g 60%
Trans Fat .5 g
Cholesterol 580 mg 193%
Sodium 541 mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 10.5 g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2.5 g 10%
Sugars 5.1 g
Protein 42 g 84%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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