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Low Carb Fried Rice

Contributed by @allabout_our_food

Cauliflower rice doesn’t need to be bland and boring. Season with the right spices, they can be very yummy. This is our favorite side dish whenever we are on a low-carb diet, so if you are like us, trying to lose a few pounds before all the festive feasting starts, try this! It is easy and fast to make.

(Serves 2 as a side)


· 2 cups of frozen cauliflower rice

· 1 tbsp coconut oil

· 1 tsp curry powder

· 1 tsp garlic powder

· 1 tsp chili powder (optional)

· ½ tsp turmeric

· ½ smoked paprika

· salt to taste

· 1 tbsp chopped coriander (optional)


1. Put the cauliflower rice in a nonstick pan over medium heat. This step is important as it helps to dry the cauliflower and prevent it from becoming mushy. Dry fry for 2-3 minutes. You want the “rice” to remain grainy.

2. Add the coconut oil and all the spices and continue to fry for 1-2 minutes.

3. Season with salt to taste. I used half a teaspoon but if you like it saltier, add more.

4.. Add the chopped coriander and continue to cook for 30 seconds.

5. Garnish with a few leaves of coriander and serve

Tips & Notes

· Great to have with a curry or any main with gravy/sauce.

· Coriander is purely optional. You can either leave it out or replace it with another herb.

· Spices are really flexible. If you like a bit more of this and that, do be more generous with the amount used and if you do not have say, turmeric, leave it out.

· If you want a protein, add a fried egg or grilled chicken and fish.

· Frozen cauliflower rice is easily available in lots of supermarkets these days but if you feeling motivated and want to make fresh. Do!


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