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Keto Kimchi Fried Cauliflower Rice is a quick and easy Keto filling meal!
Cauliflower has become a fabulous alternative on a low carb ketogenic diet. Using it to replace rice in any recipe works really well. You can also process cooked cauliflower and it will become like mashed potatoes, only better, low carb! Whenever you feel you need a little more of a hearty meal using cauliflower rice is the key.
Years ago I had to cut, cook then process my cauliflower to resemble rice but nowadays you can buy frozen and fresh cauliflower rice. What a time saver!
Kimchi is a traditional side dish in Korean cuisine and has become more and more popular here in the USA. It’s made from salted and fermented vegetables, most commonly using cabbage. It contains many vitamins and minerals but the biggest benefit is that it contains healthy bacteria, called lactobacilli. Including fermented foods in your keto diet is beneficial for a healthy gut and aids in digestion.
Some days I don’t have time for lunch, but some days I want something really hearty to get me through the rest of the day. Often though my first meal of the day is at or around noon and I’ve fasted for about 16 hours, so I’m often ready for a big meal. This simple meal comes together in under 30 minutes. It’s great for an easy dinner when you just don’t feel like a steak or burger, though either of those would be just as delicious instead of an egg.
The toppings can really be whatever you like, but the crunch and spice from the peppers, onion and sesame make for a perfect combination! I encourage you to try kimchi if you never have, but you can certainly make this recipe without the kimchi if you prefer. It will still be pretty delicious but the kimchi adds a great flavor! I’ve found frozen cauliflower rice at Walmart and my regular grocery store. I’ve also found fresh cauliflower rice at Trader Joes and Whole Foods. If you use fresh cauliflower rice you’ll want to precook it in the microwave for a few minutes to make it tender than proceed to the recipe. Frozen cauliflower rice has been cooked prior to freezing.
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Keto Kimchi Fried Cauliflower Rice
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Keto Kimchi Fried Cauliflower Rice
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp diced onion
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/2 cup Kimchi
- 10 ounces frozen cauliflower rice
- 1 tbsp tamari
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp nori flakes
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
- 1 green onion, thinly sliced
- 1 serrano pepper, thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp minced cilantro
Place the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once bubbling add in the onion and garlic, saute for about 3 minutes until just starting to soften.
Add in the kimchi, cauliflower rice, and tamari. Continue to cook for about 5 minutes until the cauliflower is starting to crisp. Taste for salt and add if necessary. Remove from heat and set aside.
Place the sesame oil in a small ceramic non-stick skillet over medium heat. Crack in the eggs and cook until the whites are set, flip and continue to cook about 30 seconds. The yolk should still be runny.
Divide the cauliflower rice between two bowls and top each with an egg and half of the toppings.
Net Carbs: 7g
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