Pan-seared steak with yellow rice

Pan-seared steak with yellow rice

Mojo, pronounced 'moe-ho' is a staple in Cuban cuisine for marinating. This simple steak brings the tangy citrus flavors of mojo with a quick citrus and onion marinade and the perfect stove top sear.

Pan-seared steak with yellow rice

Mojo, pronounced 'moe-ho' is a staple in Cuban cuisine for marinating. This simple steak brings the tangy citrus flavors of mojo with a quick citrus and onion marinade and the perfect stove top sear.
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2 servingservings

Ingredients

Yellow rice
  • ¾ lb 325 g cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 2 garlic clove, slicedgarlic cloves, sliced
Steak
  • 1 lb 450 g sirloin steak
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 (4 oz.) 1 (110 g) yellow onion, slicedyellow onions, sliced
Serving
  • 1 (7 oz.) 1 (200 g) avocadoavocados
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch salt
  • fresh cilantro, for garnish
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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Using a grater or grater attachment on a food processor, shred the cauliflower.
  3. Combine all of the ingredients for the yellow rice on a sheet pan and toss together until all of the riced cauliflower is yellow.
  4. Spread the seasoned rice out evenly over the sheet pan. Roast on the bottom rack for 20 minutes.
  5. While the rice cooks in the oven prepare the steak. Rub the meat with garlic powder and salt and place it in a bowl.
  6. Add the orange juice and olive oil and smother with sliced onions. Toss everything together and let it sit, marinating for 10 minutes.
  7. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. When it comes to temperature, put the steak in the skillet with the marinade and sliced onions. Sear on one side for 4 minutes then flip over and cook another 4-5 minutes. Remove the steaks from the skillet and top with the onions.
  8. Remove the cauliflower rice from the oven and serve 1 cup with each steak.
  9. Add half an avocado to each plate and drizzle with olive oil. Finish with salt and cilantro.

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2 comments

  1. Amy
    This was quite good. I left out the onions and forgot the avocado, and I used pre-bagged cauliflower rice because I’m terribly lazy, and it was yummy!
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  2. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    This was quite good. I left out the onions and forgot the avocado, and I used pre-bagged cauliflower rice because I’m terribly lazy, and it was yummy!

    I'm glad you enjoyed this dish! Using a frozen cauliflower rice is a great time saver.

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