The BEST Cauliflower Thai fried rice with shrimp…crispy!

– Hey Friends! In today’s video, we’re going to make one of my favorite comfort foods, crispy cauliflower fried rice, Thai style. I love fried rice, guys! If it’s up to me, I would
eat it all day long! Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday, but if I do that, I would blow up! Much bigger than I would have liked! The struggle is real. So, for people like me, we switch to cauliflower fried rice. So smart, right? But, the problem is, let’s be honest, the texture is always watery. It’s a little bit mushy and it’s never crunchy. You see, the real fried rice way to love, each rice square is separated clearly. It’s crunchy and has a good texture. Every single bite is satisfying! Hmm, hmm, hmm. Where can I do something
different, to fix it? Since we already know sauteing is not the best way to go, it’s making your rice softer than we would have liked. We need to come up with
something different. (food processor pulses) And your cauliflower rice square needs to be more coarsely chopped, and not too fine like a couscous. That’s tip number one. Split the cauliflower
rice in a single layer. I also add carrots and broccoli for extra color and crunch. Season the rice with a little bit of salt, white pepper, garlic,
onion and ginger powder, so that they don’t taste bland. Toss with a little bit of olive oil. We are gonna roast them. While the rice is roasting in the oven, let’s get the rest of the ingredients together, shall we? I love juicy shrimp in my fried rice. But you can also use chicken, ground beef, or pork, if you like. (upbeat music) The garlic, onion and scallions will give us a solid flavor foundation. You will also need a simple sauce, with my homemade vegetarian, shiitaki-made oyster sauce and a
little bit of fish sauce. Pre-heat a wok or larger skillet over medium heat, until it’s too hot to place your palm nearby, about two to three inches away. Using an oil that’s great
for high heat cooking, like avocado oil, fry the shrimp with
garlic about two minutes one side, without touching. Then flip to cook one additional minute and sit them aside. So, after 20 minutes at 400 Fahrenheit, that’s 205 Celsius, you can see that the
rice is in good shape, they are not mushy. I’m going to bake them a little bit longer so they will be even more crispy. To finish our sauteed fried onion, white scallion parts, add Chinese broccoli stems with a little bit more oil and pinch of salt. Add the broccoli leafy
parts, keep a good toss. Then add the sauce and the shrimp. Toss and season with a
pinch of white pepper and that’s it, it’s totally done. Let’s check out cauliflower rice. Oh, I love that color and texture of the cauliflower rice! It’s definitely more crisp than sauteing. Now, find a beautiful large tray, add our sauteed shrimp, and toss in our crispy cauliflower rice. Remember to garnish with scallions. Mmm, that looks so good! I’m so excited! Remember to serve lime wedges on the side. Guys, this Thai style crispy cauliflower fried rice is savory, garlicky, citrusy and a little sweet. And the cauliflower rice is not mushy and has a crispy texture. I’m not saying it tastes the same, like real fried rice, but it’s one step closer to better cauliflower fried rice. If you love Korean style fried rice, also check out my easy kimchi cauliflower fried rice. My name is ChihYu Smith,
from Iheart Umami. Check out more of my Asian inspired paleo recipes that you can make them at home easily. You can find this recipe link in the description box below, and I will see you in the next video!


  1. New Video This Week & It's A Crispy One! Give a thumbs-up and leave a comment below if you love crispy low carb fried "rice"! And if you give this dish a try, I'd love to know what you think!

  2. Soooooo gooooooood

  3. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Mmmmm so delicious!! thank you so much for another winner!!!

  5. That looks delightful! Like you, I could eat fried rice every day – and in fact with this method I might be able to do some meal prep by using a few roasting trays and then sauteeing different proteins at each meal! I'm moving to NYC in a few weeks and hope to bump into you at one of your social functions! πŸ™‚

  6. Oops just saw this now i saw the video yesterday but didnt comment was sleeping Yum looks delicious i am making this soon can use πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„πŸ„ to make them vegetarian as i dont eat meat or fish at home tell zoe and cody i love them sooooooooooooooooooo much and i say hi to them love dogs tell zoe and cody they are my friends drooling over my samsung galaxy j4 love your recipes making me hungry Thanks Ramya

  7. Yes, we love crispy low carb fried rice!

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