I’ve lost 60 pounds, and there’s a tin of Christmas cookies on my table that I’m not even tempted to touch. So why would I even want to cheat over Christmas? This Christmas Eve, I cooked a quick, simple, and economic dinner of sirloin steak and cauli-rice.
What you need:
- Cauli-rice (I bought pre-cut, but you can throw some cauliflower in the food processor or grate it)
- Steak of your choosing
- Vegetable oil
- Minced garlic
- Garlic powder
How I made it:
- Let your steak sit out until it’s about room temperature, and then season it to your liking- I used fresh cracked pepper and garlic powder, opting to add salt at the end so it would be as tender as possible (salting it too early can make it tough)
- Heat oil in your pan over medium high heat until it starts to simmer/just starts to smoke. Immediately turn the heat to medium, and put your steaks in the pan. Let cook undisturbed for 3 minutes.
- Flip the steaks. Add a couple of tablespoons of butter to your pan around your steaks. Let cook for another 3-4 minutes, occasionally spooning some butter over your steaks.
- To test for doneness, use an instant read meat thermometer into the center of your steak to ensure it is cooked at the optimal temperature. The temperature will rise ~5 degrees while resting.
- When your steak is finished, remove it from the pan and set it on a cutting board and tent it with foil for about five minutes before cutting it. This helps the juices redistribute.
- Pour your riced cauliflower into the pan your steaks were just in.
- Add a little bit of butter, thyme, minced garlic, salt and pepper to taste. Stir it all up, put the lid on, and stir it occasionally. Cook to desired tenderness.
So that’s what we had for Christmas dinner! A very simple dinner, but pretty delicious. We then opened up one gift-our little Christmas Eve tradition. He opened some new pajamas that I got him, and he gave me an immersion blender! Woohoo! Can’t wait to see what kind of deliciousness I whip up with that…I’ll be sure to post it here! Merry Christmas, y’all!