Cauliflower Shrimp Fried Rice

This grain-free, cauliflower shrimp fried rice recipe is the best thing since you discovered the original version in your take-out menu. Did I mention it’s super easy to make? Check out this video:

How to Make Shrimp Cauliflower Fried Rice

Let me start by saying that I love a good fried rice recipe. I love rice. What I don’t always love is how it often makes my belly feel (especially the one at my favorite Asian restaurant) because the soy sauce contains wheat. But this recipe doesn’t have to since you can use coconut aminos or tamari.

image: two small bowls of fried cauliflower rice with shrimp

Never heard that soy sauce contains wheat? Head straight to your pantry or fridge right now and check the ingredients in your soy sauce. More than likely, it contains wheat; unless you have my favorite soy sauce, San-J Tamari. I say my favorite because it’s brewed with 100% soybeans and no wheat and without any artificial preservatives, flavors, or colors. It’s certified gluten-free, and Non-GMO Project verified. San-J Tamari tastes richer, smoother, and it provides a more complex flavor to any recipe than regular soy sauce.

Cauliflower Shrimp Fried Rice ingredients. keto soy sauce, carrots, cauliflower rice, peas, ginger, eggs , shrimp

Shrimp Fried Cauliflower Rice Ingredients

What I love about today’s recipe is that it’s not only a low-carb version of my favorite take-out version, but it’s also gluten and grain-free. This delicious cauliflower fried rice is so convincing; you won’t even miss the rice! You can eat your fill without the guilt! And if you need to make it ultra-low carb and keto, you can use a honey substitute that has a low glycemic index.

No, this is not a fried rice recipe with chunks of cauliflower in it, but a dish using cauliflower as (or in place of) the rice. I promise you’ll be shocked at how good it is plus you’ll get an extra serving of veggies! It’s a win-win. If you’ve never done it before, I’ll teach you how to make cauliflower rice here. It’s super easy!

image: Huge skillet of cauliflower shrimp fried rice keto

What I love about this recipe is that it is just like the fried rice we all love, it tastes better the next day, and sometimes the day after that, when the Tamari flavors have assimilated into all the ingredients. And of course, I get to put my favorite Wok to use and feel like I’m a take-out chef right at home.

Tamari soy sauce can be used in the same way as regular soy sauce. Unlike regular soy sauce, the Tamari flavor does not flash off under high temperature. Tamari is a great flavor enhancer for any cuisine, and it is very versatile. Use it as a stir-fry sauce, marinade, glaze, dressings, and more. The possibilities are endless.

image: wok of cauliflower fried rice with shrimp. And two small bowls of the same.

I often serve leftovers of this fried rice topped with a fried egg, making it the ultimate revamp of this original recipe.

This recipe is a mind-blowing option for low-carb dieters, gluten, and grain-free eaters, and for the rest of us who want to eat quick and healthy homemade meals. If you are looking for more healthy meal options that your family will love, I’d love to give you a sample of my Family KickStart program. The program is 30 days of meal plans and recipes to help your family eliminate processed foods and eat better, together. Every last Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snack has been picky-eater approved (just like this recipe) and is perfect for busy families. Try KickStart here!

image: two small bowls of fried cauliflower rice with shrimp

Now, on to today’s recipe. What is your favorite Asian-inspired dish that uses soy sauce to make?

Cauliflower Shrimp Fried Rice

Cauliflower Shrimp Fried Rice: This is the perfect addition to your paleo menu. Taste like take-out, but it's healthy and made at home!

This Low Carb Cauliflower Fried Rice is easy to make, and Keto friendly!

  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: dinner
  • Cuisine: asian


  • 1 large head cauliflower or, 6 cups cauliflower rice
  • 1/4 cup Reduced Sodium Tamari, Coconut Aminos, or soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger or, 1/8 tsp. ground ginger
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped, whites separated from greens
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup carrots, cubed
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 pound shrimp, thawed, peeled and deveined


  1. Chop cauliflower into chunks and place in a food processor. Pulse to finely chop until it resembles rice, set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together San-J Tamari, honey, ginger, and red pepper flakes; set aside.
  3. In a large skillet or wok, over medium-high heat, heat up sesame oil. Add in the white part of the onions and sauté for about a minute. Add frozen peas and carrots, stir, and cook to heat through for about 2 minutes. Move veggies to one side of the wok and add in beaten eggs. Cook eggs on one side of the pan, moving the mixture around as it cooks until cooked through. Add shrimp, and cook, for about 2 minutes until they’ve turned pink.
  4. Add in riced cauliflower and stir to combine. Pour the Tamari sauce mixture over the top, making sure to distribute evenly throughout and cook for an additional 4 minutes, until cauliflower has softened but has an “al dente” texture. Turn off heat, sprinkle green onions, cover for a minute to soften, and serve.


Make this recipe ketogenic by omitting the honey and using a honey-substitute. Swap the green peas and carrots for a higher fiber vegetable like broccoli (1 cup total, finely chopped) and you’ll drastically reduce the sugar and carbohydrate content.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 205
  • Fat: 7
  • Carbohydrates: 14
  • Fiber: 5
  • Protein: 4.5

Keywords: cauliflower rice recipes, keto recipes, shrimp fried rice, cauliflower shrimp fried rice

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93 thoughts on “Cauliflower Shrimp Fried Rice”

  1. Sadia Mustofa says:

    Made it today and everyone loved it. It’s a great alternative to store bought Chinese food and probably will make it again soon. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Also for the contest, here’s one of my fave fried rice recipe. Enjoy ♥♥

  2. Sherri says:

    Love this recipe, no need to order in anymore!

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it Sherri!

  3. Krystal says:

    We love to homemade beef and broccoli.. We also live san-j products since they are gf! Thanks for the giveaway ❤

  4. Cristabelle Lara says:

    My favorite recipe is chicken Lo mein. I hope I win!

  5. Donna says:

    I made this for dinner and it was SO GOOD! Thanks for another winning recipe Laura

  6. Tamara Jean says:

    I ordered SanJ’s Korean bbq sauce and I stir-fried some beef with it last night. I am hoping to win a wok to make it a regular thing!! I’d love to see more recipes with Tamari. I tried it to make an Asian vinaigrette instead of soy sauce and it’s really good.

  7. Amy says:

    We love stir fry. I found a gluten free recipe for the stir fry sauce and luckily all the ingredients are easy to find, plus a GF sit sauce. I usually just toss in veggies and put it over rice. We prefer a no meat version even though we are definitely meat eaters. Stir-fry is so easy to pull together and you can use any veggies you have on hand.

  8. Karey says:

    Bless you for posting this recipe and soy sauce brand. I’m needing to go grain free and was puzzled about some of my favorite Asian dishes (chicken stir fry in particular).

  9. Katie says:

    Teriyaki chicken!

  10. Dana says:

    I love making soysauce and honey-lemon oven baked chicken wings. Its easy and my family loves it! Season the wings with a little garlic and pepper, whisk the soysauce, honey and lemon juice and brush over the wings. And bake. Voila! Simple dinner!

  11. Ashlee says:

    Beef with broccoli and chicken stir fry.

  12. Lisa Topolinski says:

    Cashew chicken with celery/carrots/edamame/garlic/onion/liquid coconut aminos and Paired with quinoa equals burppp

  13. Tiffany says:

    Oh my gosh–I am so stoked about this post! I haven’t been able to replace my wok in over a few years due to budget. The metal started peeling away and nobody should eat out of that! I miss cooking spicy peanut chicken and noodle dishes out of it. My spicy peanut chicken, besides the peanut butter being the main ingredient, is nothing without soy sauce. The original recipe called for tamari, but back when they didn’t carry the type in my local grocer. The sauce is made up of garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sesame oil, peanut butter and chili oil. I use chicken thighs, bell peppers and top it of with scallions and crushed peanuts! You can easily add noodles and omit the poultry and add more veggies with this sauce. My favorite ‘take-out’ meal at home!

    1. Tiffany says:

      I forgot– water chestnuts go in this, too fir extra crunch! Can’t leave those out. When!

    2. Laura Fuentes says:

      Congratulations! You have won the San-J prize pack and Wok! Check your inbox for an email from [email protected]

      1. Tiffany says:

        I am beyond grateful!! What a wonderful gift you have blessed me and my family with. I cannot wait to receive it!

  14. Enn Gee says:

    Love Veg Manchurian. Your recipe looks great. Will have to try it out soon

  15. Khaikam A says:

    All my dishes includes soy sauce, my easy peasy is fried eggs sunny side up with a bowl of hot steamy rice drizzled with soy sauce, perfecto!

  16. Sasha says:

    We ate this last night. IT WAS SO GOOD!!!

  17. Stacy Fellows says:

    Can’t wait to try this recipe. I love to make stir fry. I would love to buy that wok.

  18. Elaine says:

    We use soy sauce as an ingredient to make Taiwanese beef noodle soup or marinate chicken drumsticks. We only put a little to keep the sodium down.

  19. LL says:

    I’m eating this right now. It’s the first time I’ve had cauliflower rice. I don’t mind it but I did use my own teriyaki sauce….So for all those reading this, follow the recipe!! Everyone that did loved it…I guess not any teriyaki sauce will do! Hopefully it’s be bigger the next day!

  20. Victoria Washington says:

    Amazing!! I love this recipe!! I only regret have is why it took me so long to try it! I will continue to have this as a must in my home. My kids are picky and the raved over it.

    1. Laura Fuentes says:

      Success! -that your kids ate it and raved about it. Thank you for sharing this, Victoria!

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