Dad Diet Series: Sirloin and Cauliflower Fried Rice

I have to admit… I stayed away from the traditional BBQ this past Fourth of July in favor of something healthier. It was painful but rewarding to venture in a new direction.  And now I want YOU, my fellow Captain America Dad-bod Avengers, to put down the greasy burgers and take the challenge.

Don’t worry. You can still get your fill o’ red meat (lean and organic of course). Just experiment with a non-traditional grill recipe. I promise, it’s a refreshing surprise.

Indeed it was time to bust out the hibachi skills for this recipe. Though, I can’t really flip a spatula. I’m dangerous with oil fires. And I can’t toss an egg into my cap. Actually, come to think of it, I have no hibachi skills. But I like pretending… (see cheeseball photo below).

Photo courtesy of Bryan’s wife. Clear documentation of his lack of hibachi skills.

Okay so no hibachi. BUT… I often get a hankering for the fresh combo of sizzling steak and piping hot veggies. And the fried rice! Mmm Mmm good! Just one problem…  carbs…

(Incoming rhetorical question)

What if I could trick myself into enjoying the flavor of fried rice without overloading my blood glucose levels? Enter the cauliflower rice phenomenon. I’ll admit, I was skeptical at first. Indeed my fears subsided when I browned up those white pellets of glory and scarfed down hardcore. You’ll love it too. It’s super easy to prep and cook. Check out the recipe below and let me know what you think. Happy grilling!

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Adapted from http://www.skinnytaste.com/cauliflower-fried-rice/

Print Recipe
Sirloin with Cauliflower Fried Rice and Veggies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Cauliflower Fried Rice
Top Cut Sirloin
Stir Fry Vegetables
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Cauliflower Fried Rice
Top Cut Sirloin
Stir Fry Vegetables
Instructions
Cauliflower Fried Rice
  1. Fire up the grill and stretch your forearms. You'll need a cheese grater for this next part...
  2. Grab the cauliflower head and grind that sucker down to rice size pellets. Be careful not to make cauli-sauce.
  3. Once the grill is hot enough, smooth sesame oil on the surface (traditional grillers will need to use a wok). Pour the rice on the grill top/wok.
  4. Sprinkle soy sauce on the cauliflower rice, let it brown up on each side.
Stir-Fry Veggies
  1. Once the veggies are sliced and diced, place them on the remaining sesame oil. Sizzle-sizzle.
  2. Again, sprinkle on some soy sauce. For best results do it dramatic with slow-motion droplets.
Top Round Sirloin Steak
  1. Come on. It's steak! Bonus, this is the leanest cut of meat available.
  2. Slap on one side. 8-9 minutes.
  3. Flip. 8-9 more minutes.
  4. Don't be that guy who flips too often. You want to sear the flavor in the meat.
Finale
  1. Cube the steaks hibachi-style. Scoop veggies, rice and steak on a plate. And thank the heavens for the glorious meal you are about to inhale.
Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams

Digital Content Strategist at Excellus BCBS
Born and raised in Rochester, Bryan now resides in Farmington, NY with his wife and two lovely daughters. He performs with a comedy improv group called Nuts & Bolts, officiates high school football, and is currently a "swami" with Universal Life Church (which means he gets to marry people). It's a good day when everyone gets out of the house on time.
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