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If you’ve ever tried miracle noodle rice and been disappointed, you have to give this shirataki rice recipe a try, you won’t regret it! My method for cooking miracle rice is similar to my secret to perfect shirataki noodles… and it ensures that you have nice and chewy rice, that’s close to real rice.
Cauliflower rice is the most popular keto rice replacement that I make all the time (so good in cauliflower chicken fried rice), but shirataki rice is a great alternative when you get tired of that. Just be sure to use my method below, which avoids the acidic flavor and gummy texture that this rice can have directly out of the package.
What Is Miracle Rice?
Miracle rice (I like this brand!) is a natural, rice-shaped, plant-based low carb rice replacement. It’s low in carbs and calories, and it’s gluten-free, which makes it a great option for a keto or low carb diet, or for anyone trying to cut calories.
What is shirataki rice made of?
Shirataki rice is made from the fiber of the Japanese knojac plant. It’s made of 97% water and 3% fiber.
How To Make Shirataki Rice
Shirataki miracle rice isn’t difficult to make, but it is important to follow a few important steps for the right flavor and texture.
How To Prep Miracle Rice
Before we cook, we need to rinse! If you’re familiar with keto shirataki rice, you know that when you open the package it will smell… BAD! This is totally normal.
And it’s also why it’s important that the rice is rinsed very well.
How To Cook Shirataki Rice
Once the rice has been rinsed, it’s time to cook it:
- Boil. Add konjac rice to a saucepan of boiling water and boil for 3 minutes.
- Dry. Drain the rice and pat the rice dry with paper towel.
- Saute. Heat a large heavy bottomed skillet and saute dried rice for 10 minutes.
TIP: We’re sauting the rice dry, don’t add oil yet. This helps improve the texture.
- Season. Toss with avocado oil, salt, and pepper to taste. I also add a sprinkle of sliced green onions.
Shirataki Rice FAQs
Where to buy shirataki rice?
Some health food stores will carry shirataki rice, but it’s also really simple to get directly online. It’s shelf-stable, so it doesn’t need to be refrigerated while it’s sealed in the package.
Tap here to order miracle rice right to your front door.
Is shirataki rice keto friendly?
Yes, because miracle noodle rice is so low in calories and carbs, it’s a great keto option.
How many carbs in miracle rice?
Each serving of miracle rice has ZERO grams net carbs! Each serving has 3 grams carbohydrates and 3 grams fiber, so they cancel each other out.
What does shirataki rice taste like?
Much like miracle noodles, the flavor of konjac rice doesn’t taste much like anything – it takes on the flavor of the dish you make with it. But also like miracle noodles, if you don’t prepare miracle rice properly, it can have a rubbery texture and an acidic flavor. Use my method to avoid this!
Can you make it ahead?
Yes, you can make miracle rice recipes ahead. Here’s how you can prep ahead:
- Drain and rinse.
- Boil rice and pat dry.
- Dry saute in a hot skillet.
- Store in the refrigerator.
When you’re ready to eat, heat with oil, salt, pepper, or any other spices or garnishes you like.
Can you freeze shirataki rice?
No, do not freeze shirataki rice.
Reheat shirataki rice recipes in a hot skillet for best results.
Ways To Use Shirataki Rice
This recipe for miracle rice is very basic, which means you can take it in so many different directions. Serve it anywhere that calls for rice, or try one of the ideas below:
- Cajun – Season the rice with Cajun seasoning and serve with fried cabbage and sausage or keto gumbo.
- Asian – Add the miracle noodle rice to recipes like egg roll in a bowl or serve chicken korma, Hunan beef, or slow cooker Mongolian beef over a bed of rice. It also makes the perfect side for keto sushi rolls!
- Mexican – Add cooked rice to ground beef casserole, serve on the side of Instant Pot steak fajitas, or serve cheesy taco skillet over rice.
- Soups – Stir rice into soups like keto chili, stuffed pepper soup, or cabbage soup with ground beef.
Tools To Make The Best Miracle Rice
Tap the links below to see the items used to make this recipe.
- Packaged Konjac Rice – This is my preferred brand for this miracle rice recipe on Amazon. You can also order it here.
- Colander – Rinsing the rice before using it in this shirataki rice recipe is a must.
- Heavy Bottomed Skillet – This is the best skillet to use for the dry saute method we’re using in this shirataki rice recipe.
How To Make Shirataki Rice
How To Make Shirataki Rice: Miracle Rice Recipe
The BEST way to cook shirataki rice (or miracle rice)! This shirataki rice recipe utilizes a special method for the best texture.
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Rinse shirataki rice very well in a colander, under cool running water.
Bring a saucepan of water to a boil. Add the konjac rice and boil for 3 minutes. Rinse well again under running water.
Pat very dry.
Heat a large, heavy bottomed skillet over medium-high heat. Add the rice (no oil) and stir fry for about 10 minutes, until very dry.
Toss rice with avocado oil and salt and pepper, to taste.
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What does this taste like cold? I was thinking of using it in a poke bowl and using toasted sesame oil to toast it first, then letting it cool. Thoughts?
Wholesome Yum D0
Hi Carol, I think that should work for you!
Thanks! I’m going to try it tonight and I will report back. I made the fettuccine noodles last night just like you advised and they were SO MUCH better than any previous time I’ve made them. Thank you so much for the info!!
I made the “rice” just the way you advised. I cooled it in the fridge. When it was sufficiently cooled, I added some toasted sesame oil. OMG! Delicious! I honestly could not tell the difference between the faux rice and regular rice. THANK YOU! I can’t wait to try other side dishes with this. Game changer!
Can I use this rice for rice pudding and how would I do it?
Wholesome Yum D0
Hi Lisa, I couldn’t say for sure if that would work because I have never tried that.
This was such a great recipe, I am so glad I tried it! I was really worried about how the “rice” would taste, but I think that last heating step was a game changer!! Thanks, Mya!
If you were to add it to soup, would you still prepare it this way first?
Wholesome Yum D0
Hi Jen, You can use shirataki rice to replace traditional rice in any recipe.
This is great! As much as I love cauliflower rice, I would love to switch it up now and again. Looking forward to trying this shirataki rice!
This rice did not disappoint. I had a bad experience with shirataki noodles before, but your recipe for them saved me! The same goes for your rice recipe. It came out delicious and paired with my keto curry, was a great dinner!
I’ve never heard of shirataki rice but it sounds like a great ingredient and substitute for rice. Need to find some and give it a try!
Delicious and so simple to make! Thank you for this wonderful low-carb recipe!
This looks is good and simple. I will be making this the next time I need a rice side dish, thanks!
I’m not familiar with shirataki rice but I love that it’s a low carb alternative…definitely need to check it out. Thanks for sharing!
I bought a package of shirataki rice but I’ve been so hesitant to do anything with it. Now with your step x step instructions I can cook it with confidence. Thank you!
Never heard of this shirataki rice before. Something new alternative to low carb lunch. Thanks for sharing.
Holy COW! Your recipes are phenomenal! I just tried this method of “toasting” the rice and it’s FANTASTIC!!! To be fair, I’ve not minded the rice just rinsed and warmed, when served under curry, stir fry, etc., but preparing it this way is a total game changer. As I was eating it, I said, I think I could eat this every day. All I put on it was Kerrigold butter, salt and pepper. So simple and so delicious and it really filled me up! Thanks for thinking out of the box and sharing your wisdoms with us.
Yum! This Shirataki Rice is perfect for my recipes.
This rice should is so delicious you won’t miss traditional rice at all. I love it for east low-carb lunches.