Mock Fried Rice

Konnyaku fiber japanese food

This fried “rice” is made using konnyaku, a high fiber product invented in Japan and derived from konjac yams. It has a similar texture to rice, but none of its calories or sugars. Konnyaku can be found in Japanese and Asian grocery stores. A food processor is needed to cut the block of konnyaku into “rice”.

Mock Fried Rice

Makes 4 Servings

Prep time: 25 minutes 

  • 2- 9 oz. blocks white konnyaku
  • 1 Tbs. coconut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, finely diced
  • ½ yellow onion, finely diced
  • ½ medium carrot, peeled and finely diced
  • ½ cup peas
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 3 Tbs. gluten-free tamari
  • 1/2 cup popcorn shrimp, cooked
  • 2 eggs, scrambled
  1. Rinse konnyaku. Cut into 1” squares and process in food processor until they resemble grains of rice. Drain konnyaku to remove any liquid and then heat a large frying pan. Add konnyaku “rice” and dry fry for 10 minutes.
  2. Add coconut oil, garlic, bell pepper, onion, carrot, peas, sesame oil and tamari and cook until vegetables are tender.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and cook until shrimp is just heated through. Serve immediately.   

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