Grain free Fried Rice

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grain free fried rice


When I was a kid, fried rice was  a staple in our house.  I’m pretty sure we ate it once a week and it was always a dish my mom threw together for birthdays, holidays and any special occasion.   Every now and then I want fried rice  and  Mr. Bejelly is not the biggest fan when it comes to cauliflower.  He will only eat roasted cauliflower so I needed to branch out and see what else may work for a rice replacement. I ended up using Jicama in this grain free fried rice recipe.

grain free fried rice

The Jicama adds such a nice sweet taste to the recipe.  You could add cooked egg, chicken, beef and/or pork to the recipe pretty easily.


10 minute paleo fried rice

Grain free Fried Rice

Course: Paleo Rice
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Kelly Bejelly @ A Girl Worth Saving


  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 4 cups " round Jicama - shredded equals roughly 2 1/2
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 small yellow bell pepper diced
  • 1 4 oz bag of frozen mixed veggies
  • 1 teaspoon Coconut Aminos
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper


  1. Take your Jicama and peel it and rough chop it.
  2. Toss it in your food processor and chop it into a rice texture.
  3. In a large skillet over medium high heat, add your coconut oil, riced jicama and diced onion.
  4. Cook for 5 minutes and stir the veggies around to allow some of the water cook out of the jicama.
  5. Add in the yellow bell pepper and 4 oz bag of mixed veggies and cook for 3 minutes.
  6. Lastly add in the coconut aminos, salt and pepper.
  7. Cook for 2 minutes and then serve.

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  1. TerriAnn @ Cookies & Clogs February 18, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    It’s so fun to see how everyone makes fried rice, especially in this case as you don’t use rice 🙂

  2. Jennifer February 18, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    grain-free? Is that where the Jicama comes in? I’ve never heard of that.. is it a veggie?

    1. Kelly Bejelly February 18, 2013 at 5:48 pm

      Yep, rice is a grain so I’m using Jicama as the “rice”. It’s a veggie and super yummy. You can eat it raw too.

  3. Courtney N. February 18, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I love your recipes because they are unique and simple! I would have never thought of jicama to sub as rice, but it makes total sense! I’ll be making this dish really soon 🙂

  4. Beverly February 19, 2013 at 8:45 am

    so fun! I can only ever find HUGE jicama, so this is a great way to not let any go to waste!

  5. Leilani February 19, 2013 at 9:45 am

    This sounds great! I’ve given up rice for Lent, so I’m gonna give this a try!

  6. Penelope (NYC Blogger) February 19, 2013 at 11:21 am

    That looks so good. I love rice, but always made super plain, basic white rice…never with coconut or anything so fancy…I want to give this a try, I’m so curious.

    1. Kelly Bejelly February 20, 2013 at 8:48 am

      Thanks Russ! You have a gorgeous blog.

  7. Lolo February 19, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    You are so creative with your food!

  8. Shell Fruscione February 20, 2013 at 12:51 am

    This looks awesome! I had never actually heard of Jicama but I looked it up. 🙂

  9. Donna February 20, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Who’d a thunk it? 🙂 I love fried rice, but this sounds so good!

  10. Mellisa February 20, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    That looks just like rice!! I will have to try this out.

  11. Lisa February 20, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    I’ve never heard of jicama before!

  12. Colleen February 20, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Jicama is pretty good.

  13. Sheri February 21, 2013 at 11:11 am

    That looks delicious!

  14. Penelope (NYC Blogger) February 21, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    You make your food look like art…your presentation made each of your fabulous recipes that much more divine!

  15. Courtney February 21, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Beautiful and sounds delish! Never tried jicama!

  16. Toni February 22, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Wow. That looks so good!

  17. Tammy February 23, 2013 at 9:57 am

    You had me at 10 minutes….:) I need to try this and branch out from my normal dishes!

  18. Kathleen February 23, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    I have made cauliflower rice before, but I’ll have to try this recipe now.

  19. joanna July 1, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    I love this recipe! I made it a few days ago and have been having it with so many meals. It doesn’t really taste like the fried rice I’m used to since jicama is sweet and it got tender as I cooked it. I still enjoyed it and scrambled an egg in it. Also had it with coconut shrimp.


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