Spaghetti Squash “Fried Rice”

Marla Meridith

March 6, 2013

Spaghetti Squash Fried Rice | grain free recipe on

Spaghetti Squash "Fried Rice" | Grain Free, Gluten Free recipe on

Just when I never thought I would eat fried rice again ~  my over active mind came up with this recipe. I LOVE that silly spaghetti squash can be used to replace pasta, grains and rice. It’s firm texture and mild flavor adapts easily to all kids of sauces and ethnic food styles.

Are ya ready to make Spaghetti Squash Fried Rice your favorite go to dish? Once you dive in you will crave it always….

Spaghetti Squash "Fried Rice" | Grain Free, Gluten Free recipe on

Don’t know about you, but I have serious issues & fears thinkin about cutting into a rolly polly spaghetti squash. Nothing like a large, round, super hard object and a giant chefs knife.

To avoid losing fingers and limbs I always pierce the flesh first (to release any steam so the squash does not explode in your oven.)

Spaghetti Squash "Fried Rice" | Grain Free, Gluten Free recipe on

Then I bake the heck out of it or microwave it (shorter timing) until it is cooked just right.

Spaghetti Squash "Fried Rice" | Grain Free, Gluten Free recipe on

I just love all the bright & happy colors in this dish…yellow, orange and green. Eating the rainbow.

Spaghetti Squash "Fried Rice" | Grain Free, Gluten Free recipe on

I cook with spaghetti squash often…here are a few recipes you might want to try:

Spaghetti Squash "Fried Rice" | Grain Free, Gluten Free recipe on

What is your favorite way to prepare spaghetti squash?


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  • Christin@FortMillSCLiving
    Posted at 05:57h, 06 March

    I get pretty scared wrestling with a spaghetti squash too. It’s a miracle I haven’t lost a finger. Going to have to try your ‘fried rice’. Looks fabulous and so healthy! Thanks for linking to my spaghetti squash lasagna recipe. 🙂

    • Marla
      Posted at 08:15h, 06 March

      Your lasagna looks awesome! I must give it a try soon 🙂 Be careful cuttin that squash 😉

  • Rachel Cooks
    Posted at 06:00h, 06 March

    I’m loving this, Marla!

  • Kevin (Closet Cooking)
    Posted at 06:09h, 06 March

    I do not use spaghetti squash nearly enough and this fried rice use sounds good! Got to love the fish sauce and sriracha combo!

    • Marla
      Posted at 08:16h, 06 March

      Yup. Always love that fish sauce + sriracha!

  • Rosa
    Posted at 06:26h, 06 March

    Tasty and nutritious!



  • Aimee @ Simple Bites
    Posted at 06:29h, 06 March

    Marla, you’ve inspired me.. I don;t cook spaghetti squash nearly enough, wich is a shame.

    Love your creative take on a classic!

    • Marla
      Posted at 08:16h, 06 March

      Thanks Aimee ~ cool thing is you won’t even miss the rice!

  • Julie @ Table for Two
    Posted at 06:31h, 06 March

    spaghetti squash is so pretty! i adore the creativity here to make it into a fried rice recipe – looks so delicious!!

    • Marla
      Posted at 08:17h, 06 March

      Julie, I agree ~ it really is such a pretty food. So happy it is very simple & inexpensive to enjoy 🙂

  • Anna @ Garnish with Lemon
    Posted at 06:42h, 06 March

    I would have never thought of combining fried rice flavors and spaghetti squash. Love your creative mind!

    • Marla
      Posted at 08:18h, 06 March

      Anna, you gotta try it. So easy & crazy tasty!

  • HeatherChristo
    Posted at 06:49h, 06 March

    OMG. Who would have thought!? I need to go grab some- I love it and never remember to use it!

  • Maria
    Posted at 06:53h, 06 March

    Love this dish!

  • Deborah
    Posted at 06:58h, 06 March

    I love this idea!!

  • Jamie | Thrifty Veggie Mama
    Posted at 07:02h, 06 March

    Love this! I’ll have to remember it this summer when I have summer squash coming out my ears!

  • gina @ skinnytaste
    Posted at 07:10h, 06 March

    I seriously can’t get enough of spaghetti squash, I love that you used it in a fried rice Marla!

  • Sommer@ASpicyPerspective
    Posted at 07:19h, 06 March

    Very, very cool idea Marla!

  • Michelle @ Eat Move Balance
    Posted at 08:01h, 06 March

    Great idea! I just posted a spaghetti squash bake on my blog last week, and it was a hit (with both my husband and a few blog-friends that have tried it). It’s my new favorite way to prepare it. I’ll have to try the fried rice idea next, though.

  • Marian (Sweetopia)
    Posted at 08:15h, 06 March

    I need to cook with spaghetti squash more often – this looks amazing – must try!

  • Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.
    Posted at 08:18h, 06 March

    love this! Sharing on my fan page today

  • Angie @ Big Bear's Wife
    Posted at 08:22h, 06 March

    I love spaghetti squash! What a great way to use it!

  • Carrie @ Kiss My Whisk
    Posted at 08:26h, 06 March

    I love spaghetti squash, and can’t wait to try out your recipes. I’m always looking to mix it up with the few I already have in my rotation. This fried rice one will be at the top of my ‘to try’ list!

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    Posted at 08:29h, 06 March

    Great pics & recipe and I especially love the spaghetti inside the squash w/ rosemary sprig….so beautiful!

  • ashley - baker by nature
    Posted at 08:32h, 06 March

    Spaghetti squash is the best!!! And this is such a creative way to use it! Love this, Marla!

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    Posted at 09:01h, 06 March

    This is such a cool idea Marla! Love this recipe!

  • Gaby
    Posted at 09:23h, 06 March

    thomas has recently become obsessed with spaghetti squash – he is going to love this! And me too obviously 🙂

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Posted at 09:27h, 06 March

    I love spaghetti squash, what a creative idea!

  • Pam
    Posted at 09:50h, 06 March

    I never really know what to do with spaghetti squash. This recipe looks so good. I will definitely be trying it. By any chance do you have the nutrition information on this recipe? I’d like to convert it to Weight Watchers points. If not, I can figure it out. Thanks!

  • wholesome kids
    Posted at 10:09h, 06 March

    My kids are obsessed with spaghetti (in any form) and I’m always on the lookout for creative ideas of what to do with spaghetti squash, thanks for posting!

  • naomi
    Posted at 10:21h, 06 March

    Great idea-can’t wait to try this, Marla!.

  • Bev @ Bev Cooks
    Posted at 10:33h, 06 March

    Ooooooooooh I’m sold. SOLD.

  • Megan {Country Cleaver}
    Posted at 11:25h, 06 March

    How amazing is this?! I havne’t broken in a spaghetti squash all winter, which I think is a personal tragedy – so I’m going to rememdy that and make this.

  • Jenny Flake
    Posted at 13:29h, 06 March

    Loving this one Marla!! Can’t wait to give it a try!

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet
    Posted at 15:30h, 06 March

    I love how Spring-y it looks! Love spaghetti squash!!

  • carolinaheartstrings
    Posted at 17:16h, 06 March

    How wonderful this recipe is. I love this squash and cannot wait to try this out.

  • Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife
    Posted at 21:47h, 06 March

    I love spaghetti squash and can’t wait to try these flavors with it.

  • val
    Posted at 17:35h, 07 March

    This is a meal the entire family would LOVE. Scrumptious.

  • Biren @ Roti n Rice
    Posted at 21:50h, 07 March

    Your spaghetti fried rice sounds wonderful! Thank you for the link back to my post. 🙂

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen
    Posted at 21:52h, 08 March

    I’m a big fan of spaghetti squash, it’s such a nice noodle replacement.

  • jehanne@thecookingdoctor
    Posted at 23:56h, 10 March

    I’m pretty sure I have been to your site before, but one way or another lost this time I’m going to subscribe to the list so I won’t miss your updates, ( for months!). strangely despite strong vow to eat healthily I never cook with spag squash, this looks delicious and so colourful!

    • Marla
      Posted at 03:12h, 11 March

      Hi Jehanne, thanks for making it back this way! Glad to hear you will be making a habit to hang out around here 😉 Hopefully you can try this squash real soon!

  • Erica
    Posted at 12:30h, 14 March

    Wow how creative! I love fried rice. I can’t wait to try this. PS: I love your blog and all of your Pinterest pins

    • Marla
      Posted at 04:29h, 15 March

      Thanks so much Erica!

  • Andrea
    Posted at 12:38h, 14 March

    I have a huge spaghetti squash sitting on my counter and now I know what I am going to do with it! This looks delicious. Do you think it would taste just as good without the fish sauce? Or could I replace it with something else?

    • Marla
      Posted at 04:28h, 15 March

      Yes it would! Just add soy sauce or tamari to taste. Enjoy!

  • Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking
    Posted at 19:02h, 17 March

    I love spaghetti squash and always looking for new recipes and using it to substitute fried rice is such a better idea. Love it Marla, can’t wait to try it!

  • Andrea DiGeronimo
    Posted at 03:35h, 21 March

    I make your cheesy bacon spaghetti squash recipe all the time. I love it! I remembered last time I made it a friend was asking me for the recipe. I will of course forward her to your site to get it.

    xxoo, andrea

  • Andrea DiGeronimo
    Posted at 03:44h, 21 March

    This new spaghetti squash recipe looks so good too. I am going to try this one for sure. The colors and photography are as gorgeous as ever! xxoo, andrea

  • Meg
    Posted at 15:19h, 10 April

    Approximately how large of a spaghetti squash would I need for this recipe? I have seen huge ones and tiny ones (no medium) at my grocery store so I am trying to figure out how many lbs I need for this?

    • Marla
      Posted at 15:59h, 10 April

      Hi Meg, I usually opt for larger squash and then adjust ingredients accordingly. Whatever you don’s use in this recipe just toss with some garlic salt, parmesan & olive oil.

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    I love the plates you are using. Where did you get them?

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