Keto pork stir fry with cauliflower rice

Fancy learning how to make a deliciously spicy meal rich in flavour and that takes only a few minutes to make? Look no further: this keto pork stir fry with cauliflower rice is exactly what you need.

Keto pork stir fry

A good stir fry is probably only second to traybake dinners: both tasty, simple and versatile, the main advantage of sheet-pan recipes is the minimum cleanup involved (no matter if you make them with meat, fish or tofu). But sometimes a fragrant stir fry is exactly what you need. 

In this easy keto recipe, good-quality minced pork is combined with a few selected ingredients to get an unexpected flavourful result.  To make it, you’ll need:

  • minced pork
  • olive oil
  • soy sauce
  • balsamic vinegar
  • garam masala
  • medium chilli powder
  • onion powder

In this recipe, the spiciness of the pork is balanced with the more basic flavours of cauliflower rice. You can use plain cooked cauliflower rice or, for a different twist, you can mix it with olive oil and garam masala.

Toppings are optional but recommended to add a touch of freshness and create a nice combination of textures. For example, try to use a mix of sliced fresh chillies, parsley and spring onions as toppings. Fresh coriander, mint or a dollop of plain Greek yogurt would work well, too.

Keto pork stir fry with cauliflower rice

The preparation of this keto pork stir fry with cauliflower rice couldn’t be easier:

  • Over medium heat, warm up a pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. When ready, add the minced pork and cook, stirring frequently using a spoon, until browned.
  • Carefully add the soy sauce and mix well.
  • Add the spices and mix well. Cook for a few minutes.
  • When the pork is almost ready, carefully add the balsamic vinegar and mix well. Keep stirring for another 30 seconds.
  • Once ready, taste and adjust the amount of spices according to your preferences. Ensure the meat is fully cooked before eating it.
  • In a separate pan, cook the cauliflower according to the instructions on the package. Add spices and olive oil at the end.
  • Place both cooked pork and cauliflower rice in a bowl, add the toppings (if you are using them) and serve warm.

Common questions about this keto pork stir fry with cauliflower rice:

  • Can I make it without cauliflower rice? Yes, it’s a delicious idea on how to serve this low-carb stir fry but you can use roasted vegetables or a fresh salad if you want.
  • Can I use a different kind of meat? Technically, yes. The flavours of pork are difficult to recreate, so if you are using a different kind of meat, you’ll need to adjust the amount of spices. Minced lamb would be the best alternative.
  • Is this low-carb recipe gluten-free? Yes, the recipe is naturally gluten-free. If needed, ensure all packaged products are certified gluten-free, too.
minced pork cooking in a pan
minced pork cooking in a pan
pork stir fry with soy sauce in a pan
Keto pork stir fry

Keto pork stir fry with cauliflower rice

Yield: 4 small portions
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This keto pork stir fry with cauliflower rice is a deliciously spicy meal rich in flavour and that takes only a few minutes to make.

Ingredients

  • 500 g minced pork
  • 320 g frozen cauliflower rice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil 
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 1/2 tsp garam masala 
  • 1 tsp medium chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

Instructions

  1. Over medium heat, warm up a pan with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. When ready, add the minced pork and cook, stirring frequently using a spoon, until browned.
  2. Carefully add the soy sauce and mix well.
  3. Add the spices and mix well. Use 2 teaspoons of garam masala and all the chilli powder. Cook for a few minutes.
  4. When the pork is almost ready, carefully add the balsamic vinegar and mix well. Keep stirring for another 30 seconds.
  5. Once ready, taste and adjust the amount of spices according to your preferences. Ensure the meat is fully cooked before eating it.
  6. In a separate pan, cook the cauliflower according to the instructions on the package. Add spices and olive oil at the end. Use 1/2 teaspoon of garam masala and 1 tbsp of olive oil.
  7. Place both cooked pork and cauliflower rice in a bowl, add the toppings (if you are using them) and serve warm.

Notes

  • Optional toppings: finely chopped parsley, slices of fresh chillies and spring onions. These toppings are not included in the nutritional information written below.
  • The cooking time is listed as 15 minutes because allowing the minced pork to cook a little bit longer will improve the overall flavour profile of the stir fry. You can skip this step but ensure the meat is fully cooked before eating it.
  • This recipe makes 4 small portions or bigger portions.
  • You can use lean minced pork if you prefer.

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 small portions
Amount Per Serving Calories 517Total Fat 38.5gCarbohydrates 7.2gNet Carbohydrates 5.1gFiber 2.1gProtein 34.6g

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