Low Carb Kung Pao Riced Cauliflower. I think I could eat just about anything Asian and this low carb Kung Pao Riced Cauliflower does not disappoint. Kung pao chicken is probably one of America’s favorite Chinese recipes and is eaten thousands of times each day in restaurants across the country. This has all the recipe elements & taste and none of the sugar or starches associated with Kung pao. You will need a recipe of Hoisin Sauce to complete the dish and trust me once you have tried the hoisin sauce you will quickly want to make yourself some Peking Duck or Chinese BBQ Pork Loin as hoisin is absolutely and utterly divine. You may certainly add a bit more sauce, add chicken or shrimp and make this a complete meal. Enjoy.
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- 1 Medium Head Riced Cauliflower (About 5-6 C)
- 4 Slices Bacon Cooked & Crumbled (Reserve Fat)
- 2 T Sugar Free Rice Wine Vinegar
- 2 T Tamari
- 2 T Water
- 1 T Cooking Sherry
- 1 T Hoisin Sauce
- 2 t Just Like Sugar Brown
- 3 T Olive Oil (Divided)
- 2 t Red Pepper Paste + More To Taste
- 1 Chopped Jalapeno Pepper
- 1 T Chopped Ginger Paste
- 2 t Crushed Garlic
- ¼ t Red Pepper Flakes
- ½ C Finely Sliced Green Onion Tops
- ¼ C Crushed Peanuts
- Sesame Seeds (Optional)
- Cook and crumble bacon, reserving the fat. Set aside.
- In a small bowl whisk wine vinegar, water, tamari, Just Like Sugar, cooking sherry, hoisin sauce, ginger, garlic, pepper paste, pepper flakes, jalapeno pepper, 1 t olive oil, and set aside.
- In remaining olive oil and reserved bacon fat on medium high heat, sauté cauliflower and red peppers, stirring occasionally, until browned and beginning to soften or about 8-10 minutes. This is like sautéing hash browns. Mix in crumbled bacon and ¼ C green onions.
- Add reserved sauce to cauliflower and heat thoroughly.
- Transfer to a platter and sprinkle with remaining green onions and peanuts.
- 6 Servings
- 224 Calories, 7.4g Protein, 19.0g Fat, 6.5g Carbs, 3.1g Fiber, 3.4g Net Carbs
- It does not matter what kind of red pepper paste you use. Mine happens to be a Middle-Eastern mild pepper paste and the recipe is based on that. If you have Korean paste please, use it and I assume you know how much heat you want your dish to have. Remember this is not baking and you can adjust any of the flavors you want.
- I didn't show bacon in the picture but I had it, used it and..it was good...especially with the bacon fat.
- I ultimately ended up using ½ C minced red peppers if for no other reason than for color.