This is a really easy Thai Chicken and “Rice” recipe – I was inspired to make it after eating Thai chicken and rice (non-Paleo) at Nong’s Khao Man Gai in Portland.
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How to Make Paleo Thai Chicken and Cauliflower “Rice”
I started by making the “rice” (by the way, I’ve posted several cauliflower rice recipes before here and here). I broke an entire head of cauliflower into small florets and food processed it until it became rice-like (I did it in 2 batches). Make sure there isn’t much water in the food processor or it’ll come out more like cauliflower mash!
Place the cauliflower rice into a large pan with coconut oil and cook the cauliflower rice. Note that 1 head of cauliflower makes a lot of rice, so you need a really large pan (or make it in several batches). I also scrambled a few eggs in a separate pan and added it into the cauliflower rice for extra nutrition (this can be omitted for AIP recipes)!
Then I spiced up the rice with some chopped chilies (can omit for AIP recipes), crushed garlic, and ginger.
Now comes the chicken. I had precooked the chicken in the slow cooker (in order to make chicken broth to go with the chicken and rice) (recipe here), but you can use some grilled chicken breast or any cooked chicken meat. If you don’t have cooked chicken meat, then start this recipe by cooking some (you can pan-fry some quickly using this recipe).
Shred chicken meat, and add to the rice when the “rice” is soft.