Low-carb Nasi Goreng

Low-carb Nasi Goreng

It’s super simple to satisfy your craving for classic Indonesian fried rice—with cauliflower! All the exotic flavors and textures of classic Nasi Goreng shine through in this low-carb version. Dig in, and be transported!

Low-carb Nasi Goreng

It’s super simple to satisfy your craving for classic Indonesian fried rice—with cauliflower! All the exotic flavors and textures of classic Nasi Goreng shine through in this low-carb version. Dig in, and be transported!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Nasi Goreng
  • 2 lbs 900 g cauliflower, riced
  • ¼ cup 60 ml coconut oil
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp curry powder
  • 4 4 garlic clove, finely choppedgarlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 (4 oz.) 1 (110 g) yellow onion, choppedyellow onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp tamari soy sauce
  • 8 8 eggeggs
  • 3 (1½ oz.) 3 (45 g) scallion, slicedscallions, sliced
  • 1 (5 oz.) 1 (140 g) green bell pepper, dicedgreen bell peppers, diced
  • 2 2 red chili pepper, slicedred chili peppers, sliced
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Grate the cauliflower using the coarse side of the grater and prep the rest of the vegetables. Fry in oil on medium-high heat in a large skillet until the vegetables start to turn golden.
  2. Heat up a large wok or frying pan with coconut oil. When hot, add the curry, ginger, garlic, and onion. Fry for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add the cauliflower, sesame oil, and tamari soy. Mix and fry for about 4 minutes.
  4. Crack half of the eggs straight into the pan and leave to set a bit before you stir. Allow the egg whites to get fully cooked
  5. Add the scallions, bell pepper, and chili. Give it a good mix. Taste and add more sot sauce or salt if necessary.
  6. Fry the rest of the eggs in another large frying pan in coconut oil on medium-high heat until crispy. Season with salt.
  7. Serve the Nasi Goreng with the eggs, garnish with more scallions and red chili.

Tip!

Craving a little meat? Cooked chicken or shrimp bring Nasi Goreng to a whole new level!

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8 comments

  1. Niklas
    God dammit, fish sauce, not salt must be used in this kind of dishes!
    Reply: #7
  2. Yuki
    I made it the day before yesterday. My husband and I really enjoyed it and after that, we didn't get hungry till the supper time.
  3. Agus
    Just a note... "nasi" means rice in Indonesian/Malaysian... :) This is the first time I've seen nasi goreng without rice.
  4. Patricia
    The cauliflower rice substitutes for rice. This is a low carb site remember?
  5. MIRIAM
    Agus, we think cauliflower tastes loads better than rice anyway and much kinder to the digestion.

    What a lovely dish at nearly at the end of a week of gourmet eating courtesy of vegetarian #2. I've been heading towards LCHF for some time and finding it easy and very much to my taste. I have no idea what it's doing to me but I seem leaner and I certainly feel well and fit much of the time at 64 although it would be great if it could cure backache! I had blood tests done yesterday and I'll be interested in the results.

    Doing LCHF 'properly' this week has been a real success in terms of enjoying the food and not getting hungry between meals. We are sold on it now. We have found the program really adaptable e.g. we took the mushroom fritatta out with us for a packed lunch yesterday and it was delicious cold. My husband is now won over to this way of eating and has started making jokes like 'Not another absolutely gorgeous meal! Can't they do something bland and boring? :)

    We've got family staying next week. Apparently, our sister-in-law has just been told her BP is too high and her doctor is talking about statins. They run and go hill-walking but love their cereal and bread. We sense an opportunity. . . . .

  6. Miriam
    I recently went to Bali and the other day was craving Nasi Goreng so this morning googled Keto Nasi Goreng and found this recipe. Will be making it for lunch!
  7. Rebecca
    It’s a vegetarian version, if you’re not vegetarian you can certainly use fish sauce, if you are vegetarian soy sauce gives it a nice extra flavor boost
  8. 1 comment removed
  9. Jill Wallentin Team Diet Doctor
    Hello there!
    Thanks so much for your feedback. We've listened, re-tested this recipe, and improved it. We hope once you try it again yourself, you'll notice the difference — and love it as much as we do.
    Happy cooking!

    /The recipe team

    P.S. To keep the comments section up-to-date, we've gone ahead and removed any comments regarding the now-resolved issues. Thanks!

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