Mushroom Cauli Rice with Grilled Shrimp

Mushroom Cauli Rice with Grilled Shrimp

Low Carb Mushroom Cauliflower Rice with Grilled Shrimp

This cauliflower rice recipe goes great with shrimp, pork or beef and it makes a great side dish for those on a keto or low-carb diet. It is easy to make and the earthiness and savoriness complement any protein you might choose for it to accompany.

This is also a great meal prep dish for the weekdays. We usually make 3-4 bags from Trader Joe's at once on Sunday and it lasts for a few days during the week for a quick lunch or dinner along with some protein.

I admit that I have not always liked mushrooms. When I was a child, mom used to take us to the woods and show us how to spot good mushrooms from bad ones. The dishes that ensued were amazing but I barely ever did more than just taste them. It was something about the texture of the mushrooms that I did not like as a child. As an adult though, I can never have enough of dishes prepared with the earthy flavors of mushrooms.


Mushroom Rice

  • 350 g frozen riced cauliflower (from Trader Joe's or any of the grocery stores)
  • 2 tsp garlic
  • 200 g mushrooms (I prefer a mixture of shiitakes and portabellos, but button mushrooms work as well)
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • thyme

Grilled Shrimp

  • About 10 medium sized shrimps
  • 1 Tbsp of avocado oil
  • Spice mix


  • Heat up the oil and chop the mushrooms in slices. If using shiitakes, remove the stems (they are very fibrous).
  • Fry the mushrooms until golden brown. It is important that you do not overcrowd the pan and that the oil is very hot. Mushrooms have a high water content and they will steam instead of frying if the pan is overcrowded. Steamed mushrooms are not very appetizing. If the mushrooms start leaving a lot of water, turn up the heat and fry until all the water evaporates.
  • Add the garlic and the rice and mix it all together. Cook the rice for about 5-6 minutes, covered for 1 minute out of that so that it can steam. Be careful not to overmix because it will turn the rice mushy.
  • Grill the shrimp on a hot grill or a non stick pan till golden yellow.
  • Sprinkle some herbs/chives and serve warm with the shrimp or any other protein.

Nutrition Information

Only for Mushroom Rice

  • Number of Servings 2
  • Calories Per Serving 180
  • Fat 14g 
  • Carbs 11g
  • Fiber 9g
  • Net Carbs 2g
  • Protein 5g
  • Fat 82%, Protein 13%, Net Carbs 5%

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