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Whole30 Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice (Gluten Free Paleo Keto)

Whole30 Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice (Gluten Free Paleo Keto) – a fast, nutritious meal that tastes like take-out, but is free of soy and carbs!

For a quick, satisfying meal that is Whole30 compliant and family-friendly, I love this Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice.  If you haven’t tried riced cauliflower yet, you are missing out!  Use it anytime you would normally make white rice for a healthy and practically unnoticeable swap.  The first time I made this, my kids gobbled it up without even noticing the rice switch-out!

This is a great way to get your take-out fix while still eating clean.  Although we love Asian food, we try to avoid take-out due to all the added sodium and MSG.  With a similar texture and mild flavor, cauliflower rice is perfect as a compliment to other ingredients and flavors.  In addition to using cauliflower in place of rice, this recipe calls for coconut aminos instead of traditional soy sauce to make this Whole30 compliant.  I am totally hooked on using coconut aminos everywhere I would normally use soy sauce.  This healthy swap still provides salty, rich flavor but without the soy and sodium.

To get dinner ready even faster, look for bagged cauliflower rice in the produce and frozen sections of your grocery store.  Or simply put chopped cauliflower in the food processor to make your own.  Either way, this meal can be on the table in under 20 minutes!

How to Make Whole30 Fried Rice

Begin by prepping your vegetables (green onion and carrots) and cauli rice (if needed)

Cook chicken (if not using pre-cooked chicken)

Saute veggies in avocado oil

Next add the cauli rice, garlic, and ginger

Lastly, add the beaten egg, chicken, coconut aminos, and pepper

Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice Variations

For a vegetarian option, just leave out the chicken.

Substitute small shrimp or pork for the chicken.

Serve topped with sriracha for a spicier version.

Add frozen green peas in the final couple minutes of cooking (for non-Whole30).

For More Whole30 Asian Meals, Check Out:

Asian Chicken Shopped Salad

Whole30 Egg Roll Bowls

Thai Chicken Lettuce Cups

Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

Whole30 Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice

Whole30 Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice

 

Whole30 Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice - a fast, nutritious meal that tastes like take-out, but is free of soy and carbs! | tastythin.com

Whole30 Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice (Gluten Free Paleo Keto)

Whole30 Cauliflower Chicken Fried Rice - a fast, nutritious meal that tastes like take-out, but is free of soy and carbs!
5 from 8 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 115kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced cooked chicken breast
  • 3/4 cup finely diced carrots
  • 2 green onions (white and green parts, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 12 oz. bag cauliflower rice
  • 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3-4 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1 egg, beaten

Instructions

  • Preheat a large skillet over medium high heat.  Add avocado oil.
  • Add carrots and green onions and cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes, or until carrots begin to soften.
  • Add cauliflower rice, ginger, and garlic and stir well to combine.  Push mixture to outside edges of pan and pour beaten egg into the center.  Scramble the egg, cooking and stirring for another 3 minutes.
  • Add chicken, coconut aminos, and black pepper.  Stir and cook for 1-2 minutes.  Add additional coconut aminos and pepper to taste.
Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 331mg | Potassium: 247mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4130IU | Vitamin C: 3.4mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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17 Comments

  • Reply
    Melissa
    March 17, 2018 at 11:14 am

    Can you use something else in place of avocado oil

    • Reply
      Nikki
      March 18, 2018 at 4:10 pm

      Olive oil would work well too!

  • Reply
    Ashley
    April 24, 2018 at 10:56 am

    5 stars
    I really like how the chicken tastes with the other vegetables. I think the pepper adds a nice flavor too.

  • Reply
    Sharon
    April 24, 2018 at 10:58 am

    5 stars
    Great recipe. I was quite surprised with how good it tastes even with the unique rice.

  • Reply
    Kim
    April 24, 2018 at 11:52 am

    5 stars
    I really liked this recipe- it made me feel great knowing how healthy it was!

  • Reply
    Lauren
    April 24, 2018 at 11:55 am

    5 stars
    This was a great, simple meal. Happy I could make such a good, healthy dish for my family despite our crazy schedule. It just goes to show clean eating is very possible.

    • Reply
      Nikki
      April 24, 2018 at 1:39 pm

      Lauren – exactly! It’s so doable, even for busy families. Thanks for the awesome review!

  • Reply
    Camile
    April 24, 2018 at 11:56 am

    5 stars
    I really liked this dish! I was nervous because of how unique it was but it tasted great!

  • Reply
    Ellen
    October 21, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    5 stars
    This was very tasty. I substituted tuna for the chicken.

    • Reply
      Nikki
      October 22, 2018 at 7:57 am

      Ellen – thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed the recipe!

  • Reply
    Mandy
    November 13, 2018 at 8:16 pm

    5 stars
    Fantastic!! Tastes just like restaurant style-oops I was out of carrots, good anyway! And I added sliced almonds for some crunch.

    • Reply
      Nikki
      November 14, 2018 at 11:10 am

      Thanks, Mandy! Almonds are a nice addition! Glad you enjoyed it.

  • Reply
    Heather
    January 14, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    Do I need to cook the frozen cauliflower first or just add it to the pan frozen?

    • Reply
      Nikki
      January 15, 2019 at 10:15 am

      Hey Heather, I’ve done it both ways. The only problem with adding it while frozen is that it can get a little watery and need some extra cooking time. Either way works!

  • Reply
    Linda
    March 5, 2019 at 1:31 pm

    Where can you get coconut aminos?

    • Reply
      Nikki
      March 5, 2019 at 3:49 pm

      Hey Linda,
      My local grocery store doesn’t carry it, but Whole Foods and Trader Joes should. Most health food stores have it. Otherwise try Amazon or Thrive Market.

  • Reply
    CArly
    August 25, 2019 at 10:10 pm

    5 stars
    Delicious and easy – I added some chili garlic paste to give it some kick. Definitely a make again – soon!!

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