Thai Style Turkey with Lime Cilantro Faux Rice
Sometimes I just crave Thai food. But I'm afraid if I go to a restaurant, I will go crazy and eat all the pineapple rice. This recipe really helps satisfy my " must have Thai food" cravings.
gluten free, low carb, paleo
Thai Style Turkey :
Ground Turkey or Chicken
or pork ( not the super lean one)
like this one, make sure anchovies and salt are only ingredients
red pepper flakes
like this one
or Honey, or for low carb use 1 tsp erythritol
Minced *optional (not everybody likes onions)
Ground Cashews* optional ( Toast a handful of cashews in toaster oven till golden, cool and grind up in coffee grinder till coarse ground, not powdered)
to 1/2 Sriracha type Chili sauce
check ingredients* optional ( for spicy people)
Lime Cilantro Faux Rice :
Medium Head of Cauliflower
Chop just the flower part, not the stalks.
I use the Garlic infused olive oil
Combine: Fish Sauce, Red pepper flakes, Coconut sugar, and 1/2 Cup water in a large frying Pan, and simmer over medium high heat.
Spoon medium size clumps of raw, ground turkey meat into the fry pan.
Break up meat with spoon while cooking, until meat is no longer pink.
Stir and cook for a couple for minutes to reduce sauce a little.
Remove from heat and Add : Lime juice, Green onion, Cilantro, Mint, and Sriracha.
Stir it all together. Cover and set aside. Prepare Faux Rice as directed below.
Lime Cilantro Faux Rice:
Grind up Cauliflower in processor, or blender, until rice like texture is formed (can use grater as well).
Put ground cauliflower in glass bowl and microwave for 5 minutes.
Heat olive oil in fry pan over medium high heat, and add Cauliflower.
Stir cauliflower in pan for a couple minutes.
Add Lime juice, and stir.
Remove from heat and stir in cilantro.
Serve Turkey meat over Faux Rice and Sprinkle Ground Cashews on top.
Can make the Faux Rice in advance, for a faster prep time.