A few minutes of chopping and 10 minutes of cook time is all that stands between you and this vibrant and delicious Shrimp & Pineapple Fried Cauliflower Rice! 🍍 🍤 🍚 Super healthy with lots of fresh veggies and shrimp, this recipe isn’t the lowest in carbs, but it is Paleo and Whole 30 approved! 💪 💯 👊 🏆 🙌
You can lower the carb count from 7g net to 5g net per serving by using half the amount of pineapple as well – and it will taste just as good.
Pineapples are abundant here in Belize, so using them in this recipe was a no brainer. Cutting them in half and scooping out the insides makes the perfect serving bowl and is a beautiful way to make this Shrimp & Pineapple Fried Cauliflower Rice recipe even more fun to eat – especially if you’re making it for company!! 🍍 💖 💃
Whole pineapples for serving bowls are obviously not required if pineapples are spendy where you are. If you can’t get fresh at all (I’m sorry,) you can use canned if you absolutely must, but make sure there is no added sugar or that it’s not packed in syrup.
I like the addition of the purple cabbage for color and the extra boost of antioxidants, but you can use regular white, or even Napa cabbage if you prefer!
This Shrimp & Pineapple Fried Cauliflower Rice recipe uses some minced jalapeño for a bit of heat – you can play with the amount to your preference. If you really want to up your game and give this a spicy tropical feel, go for some minced habanero!
Have you ever noticed that there is something about eating spicy foods in hot climates that just feels right? Which is weird because you’re already sweating and uncomfortable on the outside, so why on earth would you want to burn your insides too?
Somehow it works though – maybe if only as a distraction from the hot, wet blanket you feel like you’re wearing pretty much all the time during the entire month of August. ☀️ 🔥 ☀️ 🔥 ☀️
So while this Shrimp & Pineapple Fried Cauliflower Rice recipe gets bonus points for being so very, very good for you – it’s also incredibly delicious and satisfying – and it won’t weigh you down in this summer heat! Plus it’s gorgeous, amiright?!?!
Did I mention that it comes in at under 200 calories per serving as well?
Seriously, if all of that doesn’t add up to one of the #winningestrecipesever, I don’t know what does!
To Make This Recipe Lower in Carbs:
Reduce the pineapple from 1 cup to 1/2 cup. Doing so will preserve the flavor but reduce the carbs from 7g net per serving to 5g net per serving and the calories from 182 to 176 per serving – no change in fat or protein content. If you opt to omit the pineapple completely, be sure to compensate for the loss in sweetness by stirring in a little sugar substitute to taste.
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp fresh garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and minced
- 1 tsp fresh jalapeños, minced
- 2 cups shredded purple (or other) cabbage
- 4 cups raw cauliflower, riced or chopped finely
- 1 cup fresh pineapple, chopped into bite-sized pieces
- ⅓ cup scallions, chopped
- ¼ cup fish sauce (no sugar added, I prefer Red Boat brand)
- 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
- Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok.
- Add the garlic, ginger, jalapeños and cook 1 minute or until fragrant.
- Add the cabbage and cook for 3 minutes.
- Stir in the riced cauliflower and cook for 3 minutes.
- Add the pineapple, scallions, fish sauce and shrimp - cook for 3 minutes or until the shrimp are pink and opaque.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the cilantro and lime juice.
- Serve hot, garnished with additional cilantro and scallions if desired.
More Delicious Whole 30 Recipes to try:
Whole 30 BBQ Chicken Meatballs – hearty and satisfying!
Whole 30 Tropical Slaw with Papaya Chia Dressing – Summer in a bowl!
Whole 30 Curried Chicken and Potatoes – serious comfort food!
Whole 30 Jamaican Jerk Pot Roast – so versatile you can serve it taco salad style, or in a lettuce wrap, or on some tostones!
Whole 30 Pesto – super healthy for you, this stuff is delicious on ERRY-THANG!!!! You’ll never miss the cheese, promise!
Bacon and Egg Zucchini Nests – BEST. BREAKFAST. EVER.