I’m a few days in to another Whole 30 (my 11th to be exact… that’s crazy!) and thought it’d be the perfect time to share some new recipes with you all. Whether you’re doing a Whole 30 or just trying to eat healthier, new recipes always help keep the motivation alive. I had a craving for some Asian food late last week, so I thought making some veggie loaded cauliflower fried rice with shrimp would be the perfect way to satisfy the craving and keep my meal low carb! Keep reading for the easy and quick recipe, below.
I want to cry as I type this because my summer is over. I start back to work today and have this whole week to work before teachers come back, then another whole week before the kids are back. It’s been the most amazing summer full of travel, time to catch up on sleep, and reestablishing some balance in my life. I always love the start of something ‘new’ though, because its a great time to make some positive changes and set new goals. I’ve done a Whole 30 every August except last year since I first started them. The reason I skipped last year is because I moved it up to May to do one right before our wedding and just didn’t have it in me to do another. I do one every January and every August because it helps me kick off the new year and the new school year with healthy habits and helps me even out the not-so-good choices I tend to make over the holidays and summer.
Trying new recipes and having a plan for what to eat is the key to a successful Whole 30. I always like to try new ones, but inevitably have some that I go back to time and time again. I think this recipe for veggie loaded cauliflower fried rice with shrimp will be a new go to for me. I’ve got tons of Whole 30 recipes on my blog so you can find new favorites and easy ones to keep as your go to recipes. I’ve been gearing more towards seafood lately as I eat mostly pescatarian these days, but there are recipes of all kinds in my archives and most of those I share with seafood can easily be subbed with the protein of your choice.
VEGGIE LOADED CAULIFLOWER FRIED RICE
This recipe only takes about 20 minutes and is super easy to make. We had enough for 2 meals for the two of us.
- 1 pound of shrimp, peeled, deveined, tail off.
- 1 Tablespoon of oil (coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, or even ghee works)
- 2 heads of cauliflower, riced (or 2 bags of riced cauliflower)
- 1/2 white onion, diced
- 1.5 cups of mushrooms, diced
- 1.5 cups of broccoli, cut into bite size pieces
- 1 cup of shredded carrots
- 3 eggs
- 4 Tablespoons of coconut aminos
- 2 Tablespoons of fish sauce
- 1.5 Tablespoons of minced garlic
- 1 Tablespoon of ginger
- 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
- Red Chili Flakes + Sesame Seeds to top
- Green onions, sliced to top
- Fresh lime wedges, to top
- Melt oil in a pan over medium-high heat and cook onions, broccoli, and carrots until the onions are translucent. Add garlic and cook for about 2 minutes until fragrant. Then, add in mushrooms.
- Add in riced cauliflower. Break any larger pieces a part and stir while cooking. Cook until it’s soft and tender, about 5 to 7 minutes.
- While rice is cooking, cook shrimp in a separate pan over medium heat in some coconut aminos and lime juice. I also added some chili flakes for additional spice.
- Add in additional spices, coconut aminos, vinegar, and fish sauce. Stir until well combined. Add in eggs and continue to cook another 5-10 minutes until eggs are scrambled and well mixed in and rice is desired texture.
- When shrimp is finished cooking, add them into the pan with the rice. Serve hot with red chili flakes, sesame seeds, green onions, and a lime wedge.
I hope you all love this recipe for Whole 30 cauliflower fried rice as much as we did! It’s definitely a new favorite! You can leave out the eggs and the fish sauce to easily make it vegan, too. It’d also good with chicken or even steak.
Don’t forget to check out all of my Whole 30 recipes. If you have any requests for things for me to make, be sure to comment below, e-mail me, or send me a DM on Instagram.
Please send happy thoughts my way today as I go back to work. It will be nice to get into a routine again, but it will definitely take some adjusting to start getting up super early again and having some crazy busy days. I hope all of your weeks get off to a great start! XO