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Kimchi Cauliflower Rice Power Bowls

Kimchi Cauliflower Rice Power Bowls
January 13, 2021

The following recipe was created in collaboration with Lauren Schulte. To see more of her bites and meals, visit her Instagram @TheBiteSizePantry

Homemade kimchi is as easy as 1,2,3! Do you feel like your mood could use a boost? I know I feel that way. With the new year chugging along, I sometimes find myself slow to catch up. Power meals are a great source of mood-and-energy-boosting ingredients and are very simple to throw together.

For my Kimchi Cauliflower Rice Power Bowls, I use riced cauliflower, carrots, broccoli, sweet potato, a fried egg and my homemade kimchi. For an easy shortcut, you can use the tasty jarred and canned kimchi from Heinen’s, but when I have the time, I make it at home!

Kimchi Cauliflower Rice Power Bowls

Kimchi is fermented cabbage and other assorted vegetables like, onions, carrots, radishes and scallions. It’s great for overall gut health and packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. All-in-all, it’s a good and good for you food!

I like to add kimchi to omelets, on burgers or in salads for extra texture and flavor. It’s a very versatile accompaniment to many meals and its surely the star of these power bowls!

Homemade Kimchi

For the base of the power bowls, I used riced cauliflower. Heinen’s offers frozen, pre-riced cauliflower as well as a pre-riced frozen cauliflower, carrot and broccoli mixture, which is what I used as the base of these bowls. You can also find fresh, pre-packaged riced cauliflower in their Produce Department. This is where I picked up some sweet potato chunks to use as toppings for these bowls.

Kimchi Cauliflower Rice Power Bowls
Kimchi Cauliflower Rice Power Bowls
Cook time:
10min
Prep time:
20min
Total time:
30min

Servings:
3-4

Ingredients

For the Kimchi

  • 5 lbs. Napa cabbage, cut into chunks
  • ½ cup salt
  • 8 cups water, enough to fully submerge the cabbage in a bowl
  • 2 red bell peppers, diced
  • 1 sweet onion, sliced thin
  • 3 jalapenos, diced
  • 1 bundle of scallions or green onions, chopped into chunks
  • 1 whole bulb garlic
  • ½ cup red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup water

For the Bowls

  • Heinen's pre-riced frozen cauliflower, carrot and broccoli mixture
  • Fried egg
  • Scallions
  • Sesame seeds
  • Sliced radishes
  • Sliced carrots
  • Baked sweet potato chunks
  • Chili oil
  • Soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • Basil

Instructions

For the Kimchi

  1. Place the cabbage, 1 diced red bell pepper, jalapenos and half of the sweet onion in a very large bowl. Mix the water and salt together and pour over the vegetables. Let them soak and sit at room temperature of 2 hours.
  2. While the vegetables soak, place the other red bell pepper, ½ of the onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, ½ of the green onions and water in a high-powered blender or food processor. Blend until a puree forms.
  3. Once the vegetables are done soaking, remove them from the water and pat dry. Add them back to the large bowl, pour the red pepper mixture over top and toss until everything is fully coated. Add the remaining scallions chunks.
  4. Fill small, sealable Mason jars with the kimchi, pushing down to firmly compress. Stuff each jar until it is completely full.
  5. Tightly secure the lids of the jars and let them sit at room temperature overnight or for up to two days. The longer the kimchi sits at room temperate the more sour it will become. Taste test it after the first day and if it is to your liking, pop the jars in the fridge.

Note: Kimchi can keep for a very long time if stored well. If the jars are airtight the kimchi could keep for up to a year!

For the Bowls 

  1. Heat a couple Tbsp. of olive oil in a deep skillet and add one bag of the frozen cauliflower, carrot and broccoli rice mixture. Let it sauté on medium-high heat until all excess water is gone and the vegetable rice is tender.
  2. Add four whisked eggs to the skillet to cook along with the cauliflower rice. Move the eggs around until they are fully cooked and incorporated into the cauliflower rice.
  3. Add the cauliflower rice to a shallow bowl and top it with your choice of toppings and, of course, a hefty amount of your homemade kimchi.

Kimchi Cauliflower Rice Power Bowls

Interested in making this recipe? Order the ingredients online for Curbside Grocery Pickup or Delivery.

By Lauren Schulte
Well hello there, I’m Lauren and I love food! Keeping meals simple, satisfying and accessible to all is the main purpose behind my cooking, but I always add a touch of creativity and uniqueness.I’m a family-taught cook and food is one of my greatest passion in life, but I suppose there is a little more to me than just food. I am a fur-mama to two wonderful rescue pups, Herbie and Nelly and our cat Grayson, who are all part of The Bite Size Pantry household. They love to be with me in the kitchen and they make the cleanup process a whole lot easier. Thanks to the wonderful internet world I’ve been able to pursue my dream of cooking. Sometimes it seems like a lot, but I just love food and I really love sharing that love with others who love it too.

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