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!
2 servingservings


Lime mayo
  • ½ cup 125 ml mayonnaise
  • ½ ½ lime, zest and juicelimes, zest and juice
Nasi Goreng
  • 1 lb 450 g cauliflower
  • ½ ½ yellow onionyellow onions
  • 2 oz. 50 g scallionscallions
  • ½ ½ green bell peppergreen bell peppers
  • 1 1 red chili pepperred chili peppers or green chili peppergreen chili peppers
  • 4 oz. 110 g butter or olive oil
  • 2 2 garlic clovegarlic cloves
  • 1 oz. 30 g fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 4 4 eggeggs
  • salt and pepper


Instructions are for 2 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Mix the zest and juice from the lime with mayonnaise and set aside in the refrigerator while making the rest of the dish.
  2. Grate the cauliflower using the coarse side of the grater. Slice the onion, scallions, chili and bell pepper thinly. Fry in oil on medium high heat in a large skillet until the vegetables start to turn golden.
  3. Mince the garlic. Add garlic and ginger when the vegetables are almost done. Lower the heat and add the sesame oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Crack the eggs straight into the pan and leave to set a bit before you stir. Allow the egg whites to get fully cooked before serving with a dollop of lime mayonnaise.


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

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  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?
    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. Lauzy
    Do you crack the egg on top of the veg in the pan? I’m confused ?

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