Low Carb Nasi Goreng

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Being of Dutch descent and having a grandparent born in Indonesia, this was one of my favorite dishes growing up. So I put a spin on it and made it low-carb! - Heidi


Main Dish

  • 1 Large head of cauliflower chopped finely or processed in blender until “rice like”

  • 2 cups choice of protein chopped into bite size pieces (for this one I used local ham & organic chicken)

  • 1 cup broccoli chopped into bite size pieces

  • 1/2 cup grated carrot

  • 1/2 cup chopped zucchini

  • 1/2 cup bite size pieces of celery

  • 1 medium onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1, 3 inch piece of ginger, peeled & grated

  • 1, 3 inch piece of turmeric root, peeled & grated

  • juice from half a lemon

  • 1 tsp ground cumin

  • 1 tsp ground coriander

  • 1/2 tsp both salt & pepper

  • 1 tbsp gluten free soy sauce or alternative

  • 1-2 tbsp avocado oil

  • cilantro for garnish (optional)


Place the protein, avocado oil, onions, garlic and spices in a large saucepan and heat on medium heat until cooked. Meanwhile, steam the cauliflower until tender and process or chop to rice texture. Chop remaining vegetables and add them with the cauliflower rice into the protein & spice mixture. Now add the soy sauce & lemon juice and mix well. continue to cook until all the veggies are tender (5-10 mins).

Serve with cilantro and Spicy Almond Butter sauce.

Spicy Almond Butter Sauce

  • 1/2 cup almond butter

  • 1 cup coconut milk

  • juice from half a lemon

  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin

  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander

  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric (or fresh)

  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger (or fresh)

  • 1 tbsp gluten free soy sauce

  • a few dashes your favorite hot sauce (I used “Reaper” from Fat Chili Farm in Cowichan)

  • salt & pepper to taste


Put all ingredients in a high speed blender and mix well. Or use an immersion blender instead. Drizzle over main dish and enjoy!