Low-Carb Beef Fried Cauliflower Rice

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This Low-Carb Beef Fried Cauliflower Rice using fajita-style steak is the perfect weeknight recipe to throw together on the stove top and have on the table in under 30 minutes. This twist on a favorite Chinese take-out meal is also gluten-free and fits into the Keto diet plan.

Want to know a little secret? Barbara totally pulled a fast one on her kids and husband with this recipe. She made this Low-Carb Beef Fried Cauliflower Rice and they thought they were eating white rice and not that sneaky vegetable – cauliflower. They got a dose of vegetables without the heavy carbs, all under 30 minutes. 

She also used frozen, shelled edamame which is a favorite vegetable for all three of her kids.  If you haven’t tried edamame, then you should.  It is available in the freezer section at the grocery store.

Low-Carb Beef Fried Cauliflower Rice

The beef in this recipe is a fajita-style steak, which is usually a skirt, flank or hanger steak sliced into 1.2-inch strips. We used a one-pound package of pre-cut package of fajita meat from Sumner Point Beef – a family farm in Illinois that sells its beef online and it’s delivered directly to your door! The small cuts of beef fry up quickly which makes for a quick dinner, and even better is the fact that this fried cauliflower rice dish can all be done in one pan.

While we usually get our beef from our farm – Dad raises a few head of cattle each year, we loved sampling Sumner Point’s products.  We really like the convenience of the pre-cut fajita meat and the pre-made hamburgers. So easy that the prep work is done for us…dinner can be on the table a lot quicker!

We’ve also made this dish with beef stew meat – one of those packages of beef that we look at and try to come up with different ways to use it!

The flavor of this dish comes from Pho Broth. Pho broth contains hints of onion, ginger and other Asian flavors. It can be found with the beef and chicken broth at the grocery store. Can’t find it?  No worries, just substitute regular beef broth. You can always season to taste with the spices of your choice.

How to Make Low-Carb Beef Fried Cauliflower Rice

The full recipe can be found at the bottom of this post.

  1. Add butter to a large skillet. Melt over medium-high heat, until it begins to sizzle.
  2. Add the meat and brown on both sides until it has a nice sear to it, but be sure not to over cook.
  3. Remove the meat from the pan and set aside.
  4. Add the thawed riced cauliflower to skillet. Saute stirring occasionally so it doesn’t stick.
  5. Add thawed, shelled edamame, soy sauce and broth. Turn down heat to medium, and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  6. Make a well in the middle of the skillet, and crack in eggs. Scramble until eggs are cooked, mixing with the cauliflower mixture.
  7. In the microwave, melt half stick of butter, and add minced garlic.
  8. Add the butter mixture and beef back into the skillet, and stir until mixed. Cook 1 to 2 minutes longer or until heated through.

Low-Carb Beef Fried Cauliflower Rice

Low-Carb Beef Fried Cauliflower Rice using fajita-style steak is a perfect weeknight meal to fix on the stove top and have on the table in under 30 minutes. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: low carb beef fried cauliflower rice
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 549kcal
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter (divided into 2 halves)
  • 1 lb. fajita style or stew beef
  • 24 oz. frozen, riced cauliflower (thawed)
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 12 oz. frozen, shelled edamame (thawed)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup pho broth (or beef broth)
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, add a half stick of butter. Melt the butter over medium-high heat, until it begins to sizzle. 
  • Add the thawed fajita or beef stew meat. Brown on both sides of the meat until it has a nice sear to it, but be sure not to over cook. Remove the meat from the pan and set aside.
  • Add thawed riced cauliflower to the leftover butter in the skillet. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes stirring occasionally so it doesn't stick.
  • To the cauliflower, add edamame, soy sauce and broth. Turn down heat to medium, and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Make a well in the middle of the skillet, and crack in 2 eggs. Scramble the eggs until cooked, mixing with the cauliflower mixture.
  • In the microwave, melt additional half stick of butter, and add minced garlic. 
  • Add melted butter and beef back into the skillet, and stir until mixed. Cook 1 to 2 minutes longer or until heated through.

Nutrition

Calories: 549kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 213mg | Sodium: 824mg | Potassium: 1340mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 825IU | Vitamin C: 87mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 6mg

Sumner Point Beef provided us with a box of their products, but as always the opinions in this post are our own.

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