Rice is the most shied away from food staple for a keto dieter. After all, this diet is all about limiting your carbohydrate consumption, right? But if that is the case, then it means that you have to say goodbye to your favorite pork fried rice? No, it doesn’t have to be the case!
We have figured put a way to make pork fried rice low carb! So how to make pork fried rice the keto way? Continue reading to learn how!
The Rise of the Cauliflower Rice
Just a bit of a disclaimer here. Before we proceed, we just want you to know that we will be using a low carb rice alternative for this dish. In this way, we can achieve the low carb requirements of your diet. Don’t worry-this alternative tastes just like rice!
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What You Will Need:
- 1 large head of cauliflower (Ta-da! This is the rice alternative that we were talking about!)
- 4 cloves of garlic (minced)
- 3 teaspoons of vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon of ginger (minced)
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup of broccoli (diced)
- 1/2 cup of white onion
- 4 pieces of green onions (finely chopped)
- Egg whites from 4 eggs
- 2 cups of shredded cabbage
- 2 tablespoons of coconut aminos
- 1 ½ pounds of lean pork tenderloin (this must be cut into strips)
How to Make Pork Fried Rice: The Steps You Need to Take
Can you already imagine how tasty this dish is? Well, you no longer have to imagine! You can taste it for real after cooking so let us get started!
Step #1: Prepare the cauliflower.
Remove all greens and wash the cauliflower thoroughly. Using a paper towel, pat it dry. Afterward, cut the head into four sections.
Step #2: Grate the cauliflower.
Using a box cheese grated with medium-sized holes, grate the cauliflower into smaller pieces. You can use a food processor with the grater attachment to make the process easier.
Step #3: Cook the eggs.
Place pan over medium-high heat. Add a tablespoon of vegetable oil to the pan. In a bowl, whisk the egg and egg whites together and cook scrambled eggs. Remove the eggs from the pan and set it aside.
Step #4: Cook the pork.
Add another tablespoon of oil in the pan and add the tenderloin strips. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until the meat has turned brown. Remove the pork from the pan and set it aside.
Step #5: Cook the cauliflower rice.
After removing the pork, add the remaining vegetable oil to an already hot pan. Place the broccoli, ginger, garlic, green onion, white onion, cabbage, and cauliflower into the pan. Add ¼ cup of water. Cook the veggies for 5 to 6 minutes until the vegetables have softened.
Step #6: Add the rest of the ingredients.
Once the cauliflower is already tender (you can check its tenderness with the use of fork), add the soy sauce, egg, and pork strips into the rice. Mix everything well. You can cook the rice for 1 minute so the flavors will blend properly.
Step #7: Serve.
Turn off the heat and transfer the rice to a serving plate.
Pork fried rice is one of the best pork dishes out there, and you do not have to say goodbye to it once you go keto! The key is to look for rice alternative that has lower carbohydrate content but with the same texture and feel, and the cauliflower is the best example of it!
We hope that you have enjoyed this simple tutorial on how to make pork fried rice the keto way! We believe that it is the perfect solution for satisfying your rice cravings!