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Last Updated on December 6, 2020
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.
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.
Grain free Fried Rice
- 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
- Take your Jicama and peel it and rough chop it.
- Toss it in your food processor and chop it into a rice texture.
- In a large skillet over medium high heat, add your coconut oil, riced jicama and diced onion.
- Cook for 5 minutes and stir the veggies around to allow some of the water cook out of the jicama.
- Add in the yellow bell pepper and 4 oz bag of mixed veggies and cook for 3 minutes.
- Lastly add in the coconut aminos, salt and pepper.
- Cook for 2 minutes and then serve.
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It’s so fun to see how everyone makes fried rice, especially in this case as you don’t use rice 🙂
Yum. I never thought to use jicama in place of rice.
grain-free? Is that where the Jicama comes in? I’ve never heard of that.. is it a veggie?
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.
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 🙂
Aw thanks! I hope you like it!
This looks just like the real thing!
so fun! I can only ever find HUGE jicama, so this is a great way to not let any go to waste!
This sounds great! I’ve given up rice for Lent, so I’m gonna give this a try!
I hope you like it Leilani
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.
This looks awesome! I’m always looking for grain-free recipes!
Great recipe, beautiful pictures!
Thanks Russ! You have a gorgeous blog.
You are so creative with your food!
looks super yummy and easy to make. must try it.
This looks awesome! I had never actually heard of Jicama but I looked it up. 🙂
I love all kinds of rice! This looks great!
i was totally expecting you to use coconut in place of the rice…lol
Who’d a thunk it? 🙂 I love fried rice, but this sounds so good!
I have yet to try it, but now I really want to!
That looks just like rice!! I will have to try this out.
I’ve never heard of jicama before!
Jicama is pretty good.
I love rice!
That looks delicious!
You make your food look like art…your presentation made each of your fabulous recipes that much more divine!
Beautiful and sounds delish! Never tried jicama!
Wow. That looks so good!
That looks really delicious!
You had me at 10 minutes….:) I need to try this and branch out from my normal dishes!
I have made cauliflower rice before, but I’ll have to try this recipe now.
It amazes me what all you are able to make, Kelly!
(and stunning photos)
looks absolutely delicious
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.
Yeah! I’m so glad you liked it Joanna!
How many cups of jicama am I using? 2.5?
How many servings
Yes, and it will make 2 to 3 servings.