One of our family’s favorite treats is to go out to a Teppanyaki restaurant. The atmosphere is fun and everything is so hot and fresh. Our 17 month old definitely loves fried rice and small fires for meal time. I especially love the taste of freshly made teriyaki sauce and the special spicy sauce that these restaurants take pride in making.
As much as we love to go out and enjoy the experience, it certainly isn’t something we can do all the time. It’s hard on the budget and bad for the waistline. So I managed to make our favorite fried rice with cauliflower and cooked up some out of this world teriyaki without resorting to a store bought marinade. The best part of this meal is that it is easy enough to become a weeknight favorite.
Cauliflower Friend Rice
1 Large head Cauliflower
3 Slices Thick Cut Bacon
1/2 C. Frozen Peas (Defrosted)
2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1/4 C. Butter
1 Tsp Sesame Oil
- Clean cauliflower and use food processor to cut cauliflower down into rice like pieces, and set aside.
- Clean and dice carrots and set aside with cauliflower and defrosted peas.
- Heat a large skillet. Dice bacon, and add to hot pan.
- Once the bacon is nearly cooked, push it aside and crack eggs directly into the pan. Use a spatula to break yokes. The bacon grease should prevent the eggs from sticking. Gently turn eggs until they are fully cooked. Use the spatula to break the egg into small pieces. Mix with bacon.
- Add cauliflower rice, peas, and carrots to the pan. Stir everything together. Spread ingredients over the pan and let them cook, stirring occasionally, allowing all of it to get fully cooked and crispy.
- Once the cauliflower rice is mostly crisp, add butter, sesame oil, and soy sauce.
- Once butter is melted, it will be ready to eat.
12 oz Flat Iron steaks (Thick Cut)
1/2 C. Soy Sauce
1/4 C. Brown Sugar
2 Cloves Garlic
1 Tsp Grated ginger
1 Tsp Sesame Oil
1 Tsp Corn Starch
Salt and Pepper
- Heat a medium skillet on medium/ high heat. While the pan is heating mix up teriyaki sauce by grating garlic and ginger, and then mixing with soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, and corn starch. Stir until it is well incorporated.
- Salt and Pepper Flat Iron Steaks and lay in hot skillet. Brown both sides, but do not fully cook. You will know when to turn steaks because they will come free of the pan without sticking.
- Remove browned steaks from the pan and cut into 1″ pieces. Return to the pan and add teriyaki sauce.
- Stir continuously. As the teriyaki sauce heats up, it will cost the steak and get the sticky glaze that makes it so good. It should only take 2-3 minutes. Immediate remove steak from the pan to prevent over cooking.
- Serve over cauliflower fried rice.
2 Tbsp Softened Butter
2 Tbsp Mayo
1 Tsp Sriracha Sauce (You can use any Asian pepper sauce that fits your taste for spicy)
Blend all ingredients together and serve drizzled on top of teriyaki steak.
“Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.” –Mark Twain