Delicious and comforting gluten free hot dog fried rice that comes together in no time for a quick weeknight meal. Paleo and Whole30 version is also included!
I make this hot dog fried rice every week, and sometimes more. Not only is it delicious and it’s one of my husband’s favorite meals, it’s so easy and I almost always have all the ingredients on hand.
I don’t usually post non-paleo recipes on this blog, but I’m making an exception after so many of you asked for the recipe after seeing me make this gluten free fried rice over on Instagram Stories. Don’t worry, I included instructions for a paleo and Whole30 fried rice version as well!
Gluten Free Hot Dog Fried Rice Recipe
If you are curious about how to make hot dog fried rice, it’s a recipe that comes together quickly and it’s perfect for anytime of the year. It uses basic ingredients that you can easily find, but the result is just fantastic and crowd-pleasing. I do recommend that you use grass-fed hot dogs if you are focusing on quality and/or if you are making the paleo cauliflower fried rice version!
How to Make Hot Dog Fried Rice
Another reason why I love this gluten free fried rice recipe is that it’s a one pot meal! This means that not only is the cooking process simple and easy, so is the cleanup.
- Combine rice with sesame oil and stir together. This imparts flavor and makes rice easier to work with later.
- Heat ghee in a pan over medium heat, then add onion and carrots to cook for 3 minutes. Add halved and sliced hot dogs to cook for 2 minutes, then stir in minced garlic and ginger for 1 minute until fragrant.
- Add rice to mix and heat through.
- Push everything in the pan to the side, then add more ghee before pouring in whisked eggs to the center of the skillet. Let the eggs firm up on the bottom, then scramble by stirring together. Mix this in with the fried rice.
- Add in frozen peas and tamari sauce and stir together. Remove from heat and serve, sprinkled with green onions and sesame seeds.
Substitutions to Make Paleo & Whole30 Fried Rice
This recipe is so easy to make into a paleo cauliflower fried rice with simple substitutions. The cooking process is still the same. It’s just a few ingredients that you’ll need to substitute to make it compliant, and it’ll still be delicious.
- Use fresh or frozen cauliflower rice instead of cooked rice. Because cauliflower rice is less filling and starchy, I like to bulk it up a bit more with an extra cup.
- Grass-fed hot dogs are recommended. Whether I’m making the regular version or Whole30 fried rice, I always use grass fed hot dogs. They are easy to find, still quite budget-friendly, and the ingredients are way cleaner!
- Chopped green onions can replace frozen peas. You can also use chopped green beans, but if you are doing that, I would add that into the pan with the onions carrots. This is because green beans take a longer time to cook.
- Use coconut aminos in place of tamari sauce. However, it’s less salty than tamari sauce so you may need to increase the amount, or add a bit of salt to your taste.
If you have other veggies on hand, feel free to get creative and add them in. This hot dog fried rice is quite versatile and can easily be customized. You just need to be mindful of how long each ingredient takes to cook through so you can add them to the pan at the right time!
Other recipes you might love…
- Paleo Pineapple Fried Rice with Grilled Pineapple Pork (Whole30)
- Paleo Cauliflower Pork Fried Rice
- Homemade Paleo Pigs in a Blanket
- Paleo & Whole30 Sesame Chicken – Stovetop & Air Fryer Method
- Whole30 Mongolian Beef (Paleo, Keto, AIP Option)
Gluten Free Hot Dog Fried Rice (Paleo & Whole30 Option)
- 3 cups cooked white rice, at least a day old works best or 4 cups riced cauliflower
- 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
- 2 tbsp ghee or coconut oil, divided
- 1 small onion diced
- 2 medium carrots diced
- 4 grass-fed hot dogs halved lengthwise then sliced
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1/2 inch fresh ginger grated
- 2 eggs whisked
- 1/2 cup frozen peas or chopped green onions for Whole30
- 2 1/2 tbsp tamari sauce or coconut aminos for Whole30
- Optional garnish: chopped green onions and toasted sesame seeds
- Drizzle toasted sesame oil over rice and stir. Set aside.
- Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add onion and carrots, and cook stirring for 3 minutes until the onions are translucent.
- Add hot dogs and cook for 2 minutes.
- Stir in garlic and ginger, and sauté for 1 minute until fragrant.
- Add rice and and stir until heated through, about 3 minutes, breaking it up with a wooden spoon.
- Move the contents of the pan to the side.
- Add 1 tbsp of ghee to the pan and add the whisked eggs, letting it spread thinly.
- Let the bottom of the eggs set for 1 minute without touching, then stir to scramble. Mix it into the fried rice.
- Add in frozen peas and tamari sauce and stir for 1 minute.
- Remove from heat and sprinkle with chopped green onions and toasted sesame seeds, if desired. Serve warm.
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