Do you love Chinese food? I sure do! And of course fried rice is a classic dish – it’s been around for over 1,400 years! – and is always yummy and satisfying. But it is sooo off-plan when we’re eating healthy – too many carbs, plus those pesky grains.

Have no fear, Dr. Emily is here! 🤩 I’ve got you covered with this CleanKeto-friendly version of classic chicken, pork, shrimp or egg fried “rice” (using the ever-versatile cauliflower rice), that’s just as quick, easy and tasty as the classic, but this one is oh-so good for you (unlike the classic version!).

This recipe is Paleo, low carb, Keto, and Whole30, and if you leave out the carrots and the sriracha, it’s on-plan for my 10-Day Detox.

So let’s get to it!

Fried “Rice” (with Chicken, Pork, Shrimp &/or Egg)

Servings: 4
Calories: 167kcal


  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil or coconut oil, divided
  • 1 lb chicken thigh meat boneless, pastured, diced; or 1lb ground pork or 1lb wild-caught shrimp; diced
  • 2 eggs pastured and whisked; Use 4 eggs if not adding other protein.
  • 2 carrots shredded (about ½ cup)
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves large and minced
  • 1 Tbsp ginger root fresh, minced or grated
  • cup coconut aminos
  • 1-2 tsp sriracha sauce
  • ¼ cup green onions sliced
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds


  • Heat a wok or large skillet over medium high heat for 1 minute.
  • Add avocado oil to pan and swirl.
  • Now add the chicken, pork or shrimp, if using.
  • Sauté chicken for several minutes (longer for pork, shorter for shrimp), stirring frequently, until cooked through.
  • Remove protein from pan into a bowl, and set aside.
  • Pour eggs into still-hot pan and stir constantly for 1 minute until cooked.
  • Remove eggs from pan and place in bowl with cooked chicken (pork).
  • Add 1 Tbsp oil and then immediately add onions. Stir fry onions for 2 minutes until translucent.
  • Next add garlic, ginger and carrots. Sauté the vegetables for 4-5 minutes.
  • Next add in the cauliflower rice, coconut aminos, and sriracha.
  • Cook for a few minutes,
  • Then add chicken and egg back in and mix together.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and sliced green onions.


Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 534mg | Potassium: 222mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5279IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 1mg