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Keto Fried Rice with Japanese Shrimp Sauce!

Keto Fried Rice with Japanese Shrimp Sauce!

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I love this Keto Fried Rice recipe all by itself, but I love it, even more, when I drizzle a little keto shrimp sauce right over the top. So this post is actually a 2 for 1 kind of deal, you’ll find both recipes, Keto Fried Rice and Keto Shrimp Sauce (both 5-ingredients) below, and just to be completely open and honest - when I said I “drizzled a little” shrimp sauce on top, smothered may have been a more fitting description.

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I love to serve some chicken thighs marinated in tamari and swerve right on top but feel free to pair this with your favorite Asian inspired protein, or just have it by itself. It’s delicious either way.  My favorite part of this recipe (and every fried rice recipe for that matter) is the egg.

Back in my college days, I was known to make fried rice omelets with leftover fried rice from the Japanese place across from campus. That recipe is in no way shape or form keto, but just FYI it is an extraordinarily effective hangover cure. 😉

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Anyway, I hope you try both of these 5-ingredient recipes and love them as much as I do. Side dishes like this are really the cornerstone of keeping keto fun and sustainable.  

I read articles on a daily basis from some nutrition expert claiming keto is dangerous and unsustainable. Neither of those statements are true. Being able to add a side dish like this that is packed with veggies into your diet is what adds variety and makes it sustainable. As for the claim that keto is dangerous, keep in mind these are the same people writing and ranking diets from best to worst and have ranked keto less healthy for you than the SlimFast Diet...

Serves: 2

Keto Fried Rice

This Keto Fried Rice with Japanese Shrimp Sauce will cure your takeout craving - low carb style!

prep time: 10 minscook time: 10 minstotal time: 20 mins

ingredients:

Fried Rice
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil 
  • 12 ounces cauliflower rice
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • Salt, to taste 
Shrimp Sauce (optional)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon ketchup
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated swerve
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • water, to thin

instructions

  1. For the shrimp sauce: mix together all of the ingredients in a small jar and refrigerate until ready to use. 
  2. For the fried rice - heat the oil in an 10.5" cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Add the cauliflower rice to the skillet and cook about 5 minutes stirring occasionally until it starts to crisp. 
  3. Add in the peas and carrots, move the rice to the side of the skillet and crack in the egg on the other. Scramble quickly then mix with the cauliflower rice.
  4. Add the tamari, green onion - cook just until hot and season with salt to taste. Serve with shrimp sauce if desired. 

NOTES:

The nutritional info below is for the fried rice ONLY.  The nutritional information for the shrimp sauce is as follows:

SHRIMP SAUCE:
serves: 2
carbs: 0.4
net carbs: 0.3
fat: 15.4
protein: 0.3
calories : 138

calories

289

fat (grams)

24

carbs (grams)

12.8

net carbs

8.2

protein (grams)

9.2
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