Thai Style Turkey with Lime Cilantro Faux Rice

Thai Style Turkey with Cilantro Lime Rice / beautyandthefoodie.com

Thai Style Turkey with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice is a paleo and low carb, Thai inspired treat. 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. This recipe is an easy, no- brainer and very budget friendly since it uses ground turkey. It is also excellent is lettuce cups if you don’t feel up to making cauliflower rice. i love it with the faux rice and the lettuce cups. This my version of Larb. Larb is a Thai dish that most Thai restaurants will have and is made with ground turkey or pork. I like to add hot chili sauce to mine but I know that may be too spicy for some people. 

Thai style Turkey with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice, paleo and low carb / beautyandthefoodie.com

Thai Style Turkey with Lime Cilantro Faux Rice
 
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Recipe type: Paleo, Low Carb, Gluten free
Cuisine: Thai
Serves: 4
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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.
Ingredients
  • Thai Style Turkey :
  • 1 lb Ground Turkey or Chicken, or pork ( not the super lean one)
  • 3 Tbsp Fish Sauce ( make sure anchovies and salt are only ingredients), like this one
  • 1 Tsp red pepper flakes, like this one
  • ½ Cup Water
  • 1 Tsp Coconut sugar, or Honey*optional
  • 3 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • 2 Green Onion, Minced *optional (not everybody likes onions)
  • 2 Tbsp Cilantro, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Mint, Chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Toasted, 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)
  • ¼ to ½ Tsp Sriracha type Chili sauce, check ingredients* optional ( for spicy people)
  • Lime Cilantro Faux Rice :
  • 1 Medium Head of Cauliflower, Chop just the flower part, not the stalks.
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil ( I use the Garlic infused olive oil)
  • 2 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Cilantro, chopped
Instructions
  1. Combine: Fish Sauce, Red pepper flakes, Coconut sugar, and ½ Cup water in a large frying Pan, and simmer over medium high heat.
  2. Spoon medium size clumps of raw, ground turkey meat into the fry pan.
  3. Break up meat with spoon while cooking, until meat is no longer pink.
  4. Stir and cook for a couple for minutes to reduce sauce a little.
  5. Remove from heat and Add : Lime juice, Green onion, Cilantro, Mint, and Sriracha.
  6. Stir it all together. Cover and set aside. Prepare Faux Rice as directed below.
  7. Lime Cilantro Faux Rice:
  8. Grind up Cauliflower in processor, or blender, until rice like texture is formed (can use grater as well).
  9. Put ground cauliflower in glass bowl and microwave for 5 minutes.
  10. Heat olive oil in fry pan over medium high heat, and add Cauliflower.
  11. Stir cauliflower in pan for a couple minutes.
  12. Add Lime juice, and stir.
  13. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro.
  14. Serve Turkey meat over Faux Rice and Sprinkle Ground Cashews on top.
Notes
Can make the Faux Rice in advance, for a faster prep time.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 250 Fat: 12 g Carbohydrates: 10 g/ Net Carbs: 6.1 g Sugar: 1.4 g Fiber: 3.9 g Protein: 26 g

 

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