A funny fact about me, and don’t judge my mother for this… I grew up eating White Rice with Butter and Soy Sauce for Breakfast. True story. I mean, from the time I was, I don’t know, 4 years old to maybe 8 or 9 years old. Oh my goodness – I can taste it right now! I can smell it! The sticky-ish rice with the salty soy sauce and the creamy, fatty goodness from the butter to bring it all together. Holy moly. It is so good!
I’ve been reminiscing about it a little so I decided I’d try to make something that took me back a bit. This recipe is obviously a bit more fitting to the way we practice Nutrition as it is a complete meal and void of MSG. If it weren’t for Mo, frankly I would’ve left it at the cauliflower fried rice and been done with it – I mean, I probably would’ve eaten the whole batch — I could live on rice of any kind! But Mo would fire me as his chef 😉 if I did that. He needs PROTEIN! LOL! …he does. He really does. I do! YOU do! We all do! This is just a little inside-joke between the two of us because he tends to get a little fixated on his protein intake at times. And if you know Mo, you know that he gets fixated on nothing! Anyway…
This turned out really well! It is completely meatless and who doesn’t love an over easy egg on top of just about anything!?! The mushrooms bring the whole thing together and the cauliflower fried rice really does taste like fried rice. It’s awesome! If you’re not feeling the meatless thing, grilled grass fed flank steak would be great with this… As would grilled wild caught shrimp! But I’ve got to say, I don’t think you’ll miss the meat and without it – this comes together so quickly! It’s the perfect satisfying weeknight meal!
Paleo Teriyaki Mushroom Egg Fried “Rice” Bowls
- ½ tbsp coconut oil
- approx. 16 medium/large shitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
- ½ tbsp raw/local honey
- 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp coconut aminos or tamari
- approx. thumb size of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- black pepper
- 1 small head napa cabbage (or chinese cabbage), roughly sliced
- 2 tbsp water
- ¼ tsp chinese five spice
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
Egg Fried “Rice”
- ½ tbsp coconut oil
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten
- 3, 12-16oz bags pre-riced cauliflower rice
- 1 tbsp coconut aminos or tamari
- ½ bunch fresh chives, finely chopped
- 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
- several leaves fresh cilantro
- 4 over easy eggs (optional)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper – spray with a light coating of coconut oil cooking spray.
- Place the cauliflower rice onto the baking sheet in an even layer and sprinkle with a couple of pinches of sea salt. Toss to combine. Roast in preheated oven for 10 minutes, toss and roast for another 5-10 minutes, until slightly browned on top. Remove from oven and set aside.
- While the cauliflower is roasting, make the mushrooms. Heat the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced mushrooms to the skillet and cook over for 5 minutes or until softened.
- While the mushrooms are cooking, in a small bowl, add the honey, rice wine vinegar, coconut aminos/tamari, ginger, garlic, and a couple of pinches of black pepper. Whisk well to combine, and pour over the mushrooms. Cook over medium heat for another few minutes, stirring regularly to prevent burning, until the sauce has reduced and become sticky. Pour mushrooms into a bowl and set aside.
- Now prepare the cabbage. Place the cabbage into the same skillet you used for the mushrooms with approx. 2 tbsp water and bring to a simmer. Steam for approx. 5 minutes or until tender but still bright green in color. Pour off excess liquid, pour into a separate bowl, season with chinese five spice and cayenne pepper and set aside.
- Now, make the egg fried rice. Using the same skillet you used for the cabbage, heat coconut oil and add the eggs. Cook over a fairly low heat for 2 minutes, stirring regularly, until the eggs are fully cooked. Add the roasted cauliflower rice and coconut aminos/tamari and cook until warmed completely through. Pour chives in and stir well to combine.
- Serve in bowls starting with the cabbage, egg fried rice and then the teriyaki mushrooms. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and cilantro.
Recipe adapted from Becca at amuseyourbouche.com