Paleo Filipino Skirt Steak Cauliflower Fried Rice
Low carb cauliflower fried rice with gluten-free steak marinade pan seared in cast iron skillet. Add this easy healthy recipe to your Paleo, Keto, and Whole30 meal plan !
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 3 people
- 1 lb. skirt steak best silver skin removed (ask the butcher to do this)
- 2 large fried eggs optional
Steak seasonings: (best marinate overnight)
- 3 tbsp coconut aminos
- ½ tsp coarse salt
- Quarter of one whole lime juice
- 2 large garlic cloves crushed
- Black pepper to taste
Simple cauliflower fried rice:
- 2 cups cauliflower rice
- 2-3 bulbs scallions chopped, separate white and green parts
- 2 small garlic cloves finely chopped
- ¼ tsp ginger grated
- 2 tsp coconut aminos
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- Coarse salt to taste
Quick tomato sauce:
- 1 medium ripe tomato finely chopped
- 1 ½ tbsp shallots finely chopped
- 2 tbsp flat parsley finely chopped
- Lime juice to taste
Prepare the steak: use a sharp knife to shallow slice/score the steak in a small criss-cross cut pattern to enable better marinating.* Marinate the steak overnight with ingredients under “steak seasonings” or at least 1-2 hours in the fridge.
Grill/pan-sear steak: Add 1 tbsp ghee to a well heated cast iron. Shake excess marinade from the steak and cook each side for 2-3 minutes per side for medium to medium-rare, depending on the thickness of the cut, basting the steak with ghee and steak juices. Set aside to rest.
Cauliflower rice: Add 1 tbsp ghee or avocado oil to a heated skillet, when hot lower the heat to medium, add white parts of chopped scallions and finely chopped garlic. Season with a small pinch of salt. Saute until fragrant (about 10 seconds). Add 2 cups cauli rice, grated ginger, coconut aminos, and sesame oil. Season with a small pinch of salt. Stir fry quickly to cook the cauli rice to a soft (but not mushy) texture. Turn off the heat and stir-in green parts of scallion.
Serve: Slice steak against the grain. Serve it with cauliflower rice, fried egg, and top with tomato sauce.
*lightly score the skirt steak will enable better marination. If the skirt steak you purchase is very thin cut (I.e. less than ¼-inch thick), skip the scoring (cross-cross cut) step.
Serving: 293g | Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 17.5g | Saturated Fat: 5.8g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 218mg | Sodium: 551mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 650IU | Vitamin C: 60.2mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 4.1mg