When most people do a diet they miss certain types of food. Pasta, rice, stuff like that. Maybe because I know this isn’t a diet for me but a lifestyle I really haven’t had those cravings but I’ve also found some great cookbooks and recipes that fulfill those tastes.
However, with that being said the one thing that I do miss is Chinese food. Like greasy, bad for you, hole in the wall Chinese food! Pretty much every dish at a Chinese restaurant has soy sauce or teriyaki sauce in it. Neither one is gluten free.
I found a teriyaki recipe in Better Homes and Gardens cookbook that I decided to try out but by making it sugar free and gluten free. You’re probably thinking ya right! I used Tamari Sauce and Swerve’s Brown Sugar and it was delicious!
Last night I made teriyaki chicken, cauliflower “fried rice” and roasted broccoli. Holy moly I’ve got to tell you this meal really satisfied my Chinese food craving. Now I need to work on a gluten free hot and sour soup and gluten free egg rolls. YUM!
Cauliflower Fried Rice
I started with Green Giant’s Cauliflower Riced Veggies and I cooked it like I normally do. With two tablespoons of butter, two tablespoons of heavy cream and fresh cracked black pepper. Cook riced veggies until there’s not any liquid in the pan. Scramble two eggs. I don’t put anything in my eggs. I know some people put milk or what not in their eggs but I don’t. Put eggs into cauliflower rice. Then put two tablespoons of Tamari sauce on the rice and stir until all of the rice is covered in the sauce and the eggs are mixed in. I topped the rice with a tablespoon of thinly sliced green onions. It was delicious.
The recipe that I used can be found in the Simply Keto Cookbook on page 248. This is going on our weekly rotation of vegetables. It was so easy to make and full of flavor. I would’ve never thought lemon and garlic would be good on broccoli but I was wrong. David and Kricket both devoured their broccoli. David even asked how to make it.
He always says we don’t have anything to eat and then I’ll walk out with a big feast! We have food you just need to put it together. Anyhow I was shocked that he asked how to make it but it really was that good.
Put chicken in a ziplock bag and pour teriyaki sauce in the bag, then shake to get the chicken coated in the sauce. Cook on 400 degrees for 40 minutes. Do not flip. Chicken will be crispy, juicy and delicious!
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