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Cauliflower Fried 'Rice'
with ground turkey / fried egg / spicy cashew sauce

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We featured a version of this protein-packed fried cauliflower "rice" back in 2019. This time around we've lightened it up a bit using ground turkey instead of ground pork, but kept in the favorite feature of this meal (according to our community of home cooks) - Spicy Cashew Sauce.
Smarts: If you have basil leftover from earlier in the week, chop it and add it to the dish for some extra fresh herb flavor. 



Spicy Cashew Sauce:
  • Cashew butter - 4 Tbsp (sub any nut butter)
  • Hot sauce - 1/2 tsp , more or less, to taste
  • Lime juice - 2 tsp
Cauliflower Fried Rice with Ground Turkey:
  • Cauliflower florets - 1 lb , riced
  • Butter - 2 Tbsp
  • Garlic - 2 cloves , chopped
  • Bragg's / coconut aminos - 1 Tbsp
  • Oil, toasted sesame - 1 tsp
  • Vinegar, rice - 1 tsp
  • Cilantro - 2 Tbsp , chopped
  • Basil (opt) - 8 leaves , chopped
  • Peas and carrots, frozen - 10 oz
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
  • Turkey, ground - 1 lb
  • Coriander, ground - 1/2 tsp
  • Baby spinach - 4 oz
  • Eggs - 4
  • Lime juice - 2 tsp


  1. Cauliflower rice - Pulse florets in a food processor until broken up into ‘rice’-sized bits. Cook rice in one of two ways: 1) Microwave for 4 to 5 minutes and then fold in butter. Season with some salt and pepper; or 2) Heat a pan over medium-high heat and add butter. Saute cauliflower in heated butter for ~5 minutes, until tender but still crunchy. Season to taste with some salt and pepper. Watch this video for the full how-to on cauliflower rice. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Make stir-fry sauce - Chop garlic. Combine garlic, aminos, sesame oil, and vinegar. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  3. Make spicy cashew sauce - Combine cashew butter, hot sauce, and lime juice (portion for sauce). Taste and add more hot sauce if you’d like it spicier. Add some water to thin out sauce until it is smooth and pours easily. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)

  4. Cilantro / Basil (if using) - Prep as directed.

  5. Peas and carrots - Defrost frozen vegetables in the microwave.

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  1. Heat a wok with first part of cooking oil over medium-high heat. Add turkey, ground coriander, and a pinch of salt and saute until turkey is nearly cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes.

  2. Add peas, carrots, and spinach to turkey and continue to saute until spinach is wilted, ~2 minutes.

  3. Stir in cauliflower rice and stir-fry sauce and saute for 1 minute more. Set cauliflower rice aside, covered.

  4. Heat a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add second part of cooking oil and then crack eggs into heated oil. Cook eggs on one side until whites are set and yolks are still a bit runny, 4 to 6 minutes. (If you’d like the eggs more cooked, flip and cook on the other side.)

  5. Stir lime juice (portion for cauliflower rice), cilantro, and basil into cauliflower rice. Season with some salt and pepper.

  6. Divide cauliflower rice between serving plates / bowls. Top each serving with a fried egg. Serve with spicy cashew sauce. Enjoy!



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