Better than your Chinese takeout style rice, this keto fried rice has only 11g of net carbs per serving.
I have a confession to make: I don’t miss white rice. But I know someone who does ― my husband. And probably you, if you who used to have traditional rice as a staple in your home! So if you would love a low-carb alternative to keep your cravings in check, this is for you.
It was perfect timing for me to create this recipe too since Amazing Lokarb sent me their 6-pack variety box which included two packs of shirataki rice.
What Is Shirataki Rice?
In case you didn’t know, shirataki rice is made from a root vegetable called konjac (or glucomannan). It’s tasteless, has a chewy texture, and absorbs the flavors of your dish ingredients such as sauces, condiments, meat, and spices. Konjac also has a high fiber content which helps with your bowel movements if you’re having constipation.
But the best part about shirataki rice, especially for ketoers, is that it has very few carbs. 100 grams has only 2 grams of net carbs.
Here’s what you need to know:
Most shirataki rice products are soaked in a fishy or shrimp-smelling liquid. This characteristic smell turns people off. I’ve personally experienced this, and to be honest, I lost the appetite to eat at that time.
But Amazing Lokarb did an awesome job of removing this smell issue. It doesn’t have the characteristic fish or shrimp odor. Another plus is that you only have to microwave the rice for 1 minute or soak the pack in hot water for a few minutes.
There’s no need to wash the rice under running water multiple times and fry it to evaporate the moisture just to remove the odor.
While there are many rice recipes to try with shirataki, an all-time classic meal that’s super easy to make would be fried rice. Fried rice normally includes ingredients like veggies, herbs, seafood, egg, or meat bits. Keto fried rice goes well with any dish and can also be eaten alone. It’s a delicious comfort food!
How to Make Keto Fried Rice
I’ve made this fried rice with Amazing Lokarb’s shirataki rice and slices of baby carrots, ginger, onions, garlic, and red peppers. To add taste and color, add a few tablespoons of coconut aminos or soy sauce. Fish sauce (optional) also adds an umami flavor to the rice.
Prepare the ingredients. Chop the veggies according to your preference. I prefer bigger slices for a nice presentation. Also, I only want the veggie flavors to be incorporated into the rice and not eat the veggies.
Set the veggies aside. Next, open a pack of Amazing Lokarb’s shirataki rice (200g) and microwave the rice for 1 minute. Set aside.
Heat a pan with a tablespoon of oil or butter. Add the veggies and saute for about 2-5 minutes. Pour the rice into the pan and cook it for 5 minutes. Then add a few tablespoons of coconut aminos or soy sauce. I’ve used coconut aminos for its sweeter and milder taste.
Feel free to add scrambled eggs (optional) to boost your fat and protein intake on keto. Egg can be a great substitute for meat if you want to go meatless but prefer something to increase your satiety.
Stir all the ingredients in the pan. Once everything is well mixed, turn off the flame. Serve with chopped scallions on top. And you’re done!
- Shirataki rice (200g) – Shirataki rice is made of soluble dietary fiber. It’s a low-carbohydrate, low-calorie alternative to regular rice.
- Baby carrot – Carrots can still fit into a keto diet, although you need to limit their serving since they contain some carbs.
- Ginger – Ginger is popular in Asian recipes and is often used to add spice to savory foods.
- Red pepper – A few slices of red pepper adds color and flavor to keto fried rice. It’s loaded with nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin C, and potassium.
- Onion – Onions are one of the basic ingredients in fried rice. They add sweetness and a slight bite to your recipes.
- Garlic – Garlic is another low-carb ingredient that’s worth adding to your keto recipes. It imparts an earthy flavor to fried rice.
- Coconut aminos – A keto pantry staple, coconut aminos is a savory sauce that’s low in calories and carbs. It’s soy-free and gluten-free options for those with allergies.
- Butter (optional) – You can saute the veggies using butter or oil. Butter adds a nice flavor to any recipe. Salted butter is great for getting sodium in your keto diet.
- Egg (optional) – Eggs add protein and healthy fats to your meal. Opt for scrambled eggs if you want keto fried rice without meat or seafood.
- Scallions – Also called green onions or spring onions, scallions are often used as a final ingredient in recipes. It adds freshness and an earthy aroma to fried rice.
Let’s take one more look at our delicious keto fried rice!
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is shirataki rice made of? Shirataki rice is made of glucomannan. This is a type of fiber that’s sourced from the root of the konjac plant which grows in Asia.
2. Is shirataki rice healthy? Yes. Shirataki rice impacts your health positively by helping with blood sugar control, weight loss, and regular bowel movements. This is because shirataki rice is low in calories and has 2 grams net carbs, and contains soluble fiber. If this is your first time to try shirataki, you’ll want to go easy with your serving since some people experience diarrhea due to their sensitivity to glucomannan fiber. Although this goes away over time as you get used to it.
3. What are some dishes to serve with keto fried rice? Just like regular fried rice, keto fried rice goes well with any dish. Stir-fried meat and seafood, for example. Or you can also try our keto-friendly baked pork chops.
4. How do I store leftover keto fried rice? Leftover rice should be stored in a container (with cover) and chilled in the fridge. Be sure to reheat and eat it within 24 hours to preserve its quality and taste.
East Keto Fried Rice
- 200 grams shirataki konjac rice
- 1 baby carrot (chopped)
- 1/2 small red pepper (chopped)
- 1/2 small ginger (chopped)
- 1/2 small onion (chopped)
- 2 cloves garlic
- 3 tbsp coconut aminos
- butter (optional)
- egg (optional)
- Assemble the ingredients.
- If you’re going to add an egg to your keto fried rice, cook one scrambled egg ahead of time and set it aside.
- Chop/cut/dice the baby carrot, red pepper, ginger, onion, and garlic according to your preference. Set them aside.
- Open a pack (200g) of shirataki rice, transfer it to a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave it for 1 minute. Then set aside.
- Preheat your pan over medium heat. Add a tablespoon of oil or butter. Coconut oil and red palm oil are good choices for sautéing and frying.
- Add the vegetables to the pan and saute for 2-5 minutes.
- Add the shirataki rice to the pan. Using a spatula, mix the rice with the veggies evenly and let it cook for 5 minutes.
- Add the coconut aminos or soy sauce. You can also add a few drops of fish sauce (as an optional step) to boost the savory flavor of your keto fried rice. Mix the sauce with the rest of the veggies and rice.
- Add your cooked scrambled egg (optional). Break it apart using the spatula while mixing it with the rest of the veggies and rice.
- Transfer your keto fried rice to a bowl, top it with chopped scallions, and serve hot!
- Net carbs: 11.11g
- Fat: 0.07g
- Protein: 0.87g
- Sodium: 178.5mg