Homemade fried rice for guinea pig

How to Make Fried Rice for Guinea Pigs

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A while ago I was chopping veggies to make fried rice for lunch. I know, it’s a typical Asian household dish. Then, my Guinea pigs, not one, not two, three, were squeaking louder than a smoke detector. Because apparently, a food detector is much more important. 

I thought, well, I’ve already made noodles for Guinea pigs, cookies for Guinea pigs, ice cream for Guinea pigs, cocktails for Guinea pigs, so why not make fried rice for the potato-shaped furballs too? 

So here it is!

Can guinea pigs eat fried rice?

No, Guinea pigs can’t eat fried rice because they can’t have grains. They can’t digest any cooked food either.

Fried rice combines cooked rice, cooked vegetables, protein, and oils, which are all incredibly bad for the digestive system.

Your guinea pig needs Timothy hay for most of their diet. Leafy greens make up about 15% of it, and healthy pellets are a good supplement for them too. Here are the healthiest pellets for adult guinea pigs. Occasionally, some treats can be given to them in small amounts too, for example, bananas. \

But that’s also why you’re here, for a healthy homemade fried rice recipe that’s safe and healthy for your guinea pigs. So, let’s take a look at the ingredients, shall we?

Homemade Fried rice for Guinea pigs Ingredients 

How to make fried rice for guinea pigs


Ever heard of cauliflower rice? Yeah, the ones we humans eat are a low-carb alternative to regular rice. It’s pretty tasty too. Well, this is what we’re using for the “base”. 

Cauliflower is a great vegetable for Guinea pigs because not only is it full of fibre, but it has lots of nutrients too. That’s why I loved using cauliflower as one of the main ingredients for the homemade ice cream for Guinea pigs recipe. 


 Another amazing food that’s low in calcium but rich in vitamins. Celery is sometimes nicknamed to be a superfood. 

Celery is one of the main ingredients in fried rice because it adds a crunchy texture and a mild flavour that compliments other ingredients without overpowering them. It’s also the vegetable that our household always has. 


This is to add a boost of colour, crunchiness and vitamin C. Not to mention the SWEETNESS. I use carrots in many different homemade treat recipes for Guinea pigs too, it’s just that good if a vegetable. 

Remember that carrots should only be fed in moderation because too much can lead to obesity or diabetes. 

I’m using baby carrots for this recipe, just because that’s what I have right now. But any kind of carrots work.

Now that I typed the ingredients out, I just realized that they all start with the letter C. Anyway, moving on!

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Other veggies 

Of course, this fried rice for guinea pigs recipe is just a guideline for you. There are thousands of fried rice recipes out there (no kidding) and so many varieties of ingredients you can add or substitute. For example, bell peppers – a juicy food that’s sweet and high in vitamin C.

Feel free to adjust the ingredients to what you have in the fridge right now and what your piggy likes.

And as you guys know, fried rice normally has onions and garlic, but they’re not safe for guinea pigs and I don’t know what food I can substitute for that looks like it. But let me know in the comments if you have any ideas. 

What Materials will I need?

All the materials you need for this recipe are very simple. I linked the products I use regularly and am satisfied with:

Yeah, we’re not frying the rice, because Guinea pigs can’t eat cooked food. You can, however, pretend to do that. I don’t know why you’d want to, but hey, I won’t judge. 

A quick note on the bowl: the fried rice is filled to the top of the bowl, but if you have a smaller portion, feel free to use a guinea pig-safe plate instead. 

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How to store homemade fried rice for guinea pigs

Okay. let’s say your guinea pigs are full, or maybe you already fed them way too much veggies and you now have leftovers.

Well, you can store this for a few days in an airtight container stored in the fridge for a couple of days.

Alternatively, you can wrap the bowl with the leftover “fried” rice with plastic wrap and store it in the fridge. But keep in mind that the freshness won’t last as long.

Since we’re chopping the veggies into smaller pieces, the water content drains faster. So I don’t recommend batch-making this recipe.

This dish is great for when you have some bits and pieces of veggies when you’re preparing to cook. It’s a sneaky way to save some money too. This link has 7 more tips to save money on guinea pigs.

Now. let’s get on the fried rice for guinea pigs recipe! There’s a video and a printable recipe card for you too, just like recipes for humans!

If you liked this recipe, you’re in for a treat! I have a whole category of DIYs and guinea pig recipes on this website, so go check that out.

How to make fried rice for guinea pigs

Homemade fried rice for guinea pig

Homemade Fried Rice Recipe for Guinea Pigs

Yield: 3
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

Ever heard of a "fried" rice recipe made for guinea pigs? Well, you have now!


  • 2 small Cauliflower florets (about 1/4 cup chopped)
  • 2 tbsp chopped carrots (about 4 baby carrots)
  • 1 medium celery stalk


  1. Wash all the veggies. Wash your hands. If your guinea pig is within hearing distance, prepare for a squeaking match when you startcauliflower rice for guinea pigs
  2. Dice the cauliflower into pieces as small as rice grains - we're making cauliflower rice here. But don't dice it into tiny pieces, we want a bit of texture and not mush
  3. dice the carrots and celery like how you would for a regular fried rice recipe for humans
  4. in a small guinea pig-safe bowl ( I use a kid-safe plastic bowl), combine all three ingredients by mixing it with a spoon. If you have other ingredients you'd like to add, mix them in at this step
  5. If you prefer serving it on a plate, go ahead
  6. pat yourself in the back, and serve your potato shaped furballs!
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