I mentioned on my Keto Instagram yesterday that fried rice has been in heavy rotation at my house lately. Generally, I meal plan for the week ahead and build my grocery list to accommodate that plan, but it’s been a little difficult to do that recently as the selections at my usual grocer have become unreliable. I realize it’s a supply chain issue due to COVID, so I’ve taken to adding staple items to my grocery list as I run out of them, then meal planning at the store depending on the meats and fish that are available at the time. It’s a little challenging to do that as someone who can follow a recipe but isn’t really a great cook without a book (yet, I’m working on it!), so I rely on versatile favorites to help me out.
My go-to is the Protein Fried Rice recipe from the Made Whole cookbook by Cristina Curp. It always tastes great and satisfies, even if I need to tweak it for ingredient availability or want to swap out different veggies. I made this one yesterday using the Green Giant Cauliflower Risotto Medley that I had on hand (nobody tell my picky hubby that he ate asparagus with his dinner last night! ha!):
Even though I have a favorite I am always open to something new. Here are a few other keto fried rice recipes I’d like to try. If you’re very strict clean keto, you can cut out peas and carrots and put in different veggies like broccoli, celery, and/or asparagus, and coconut aminos or liquid aminos in place of soy sauce.
Keto Garlic Fried Rice @ I Heart Umami. Uses Konjac Rice instead of Cauliflower. I bet this rocks with shrimp and/or chicken as a full meal.
Paleo Broccoli Fried Rice, also @ I Heart Umami. My grocer usually has riced broccoli in the freezer section. This sounds like a really interesting way to use it!
Keto Chinese Pork Belly Cauliflower Fried Rice @ Keto Unboxed. My grocer has recently started stocking pork belly. I might have to try this one next time they have it.
Crispy Sheet Pan Cauliflower Fried Rice @ The Castaway Kitchen. With hemp hearts for an additional nutritional punch!
Crab Fried “Rice” @ Macarons and Mayhem. I am HERE for a good seafood fried rice.
And below…fried rice with bacon and eggs. Breakfast!