Simple Loco Moco Recipe with Cauliflower Rice – Low Carb Hawaiian Dish

Healthy Loco Moco Recipe
Dairy Free Keto Friendly Kid Friendly Low Carb 

Nutrition: 389 Calories | 8.4g Net Carbs | 23.6g Protein | 24.5g Total Fat

A quick and easy Hawaiian dish, this tasty, lightened up, loco moco recipe has a juicy beef patty, flavorful gravy and an egg served over cauliflower rice.

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As a military family, moving is just something we do. Our family recently moved from Hawaii to New England, in the middle of winter. We knew we were in a for a temperature shock, but we still weren’t prepared. The piles of snow outside are a lot fun, but there were days we found ourselves longing for the warm Hawaii temps. One way to revisit our time in Hawaii is to make our favorite Hawaiian dishes. Loco moco is a popular Hawaiian dish available at many restaurants on the islands. It’s also fun and easy to make at home.

Form and Season Ground Beef Patties


The first time we made Loco Moco, it was actually my daughter’s idea. She wanted to make a Hawaiian dish at home, so we came up with this recipe. If you like a juicy ground beef patty, gravy, and yolky eggs, you’ll like this recipe too. We like to use cauliflower rice to lighten up the meal a bit. The first thing you need to do is make your beef patties. Use 80 percent ground beef for more flavor, and the fat will become the base of the gravy later. First, divide the meat, and form it into patties. Don’t handle the beef too much, or it’ll get tough. Then, season both sides of the patties with salt and pepper.

Sear the Beef and Sauté Cauliflower Rice

After you season the beef, it’s time to cook the patties. So, heat up a large frying pan on the stove over medium-high heat. Then, when the pan is hot, add some olive oil to the pan and your patties. Sear the beef until it forms a nice crust, and then flip the patties over. Sear the second side, and cook the beef to your preferred doneness. A medium burger will take about seven to eight minutes to cook, while a well-done burger takes about ten minutes, depending on the thickness of your patty. While the beef is cooking, cook some cauliflower rice in a separate pan, stirring occasionally until it’s cooked through. If cauliflower rice is not your style, you can use whatever rice you like.

Make A Quick Pan Gravy

After the beef patties have finished cooking, remove them from the pan. Cover the patties loosely so they stay warm, and reduce the heat on the frying pan. Then, whisk in a few tablespoons of all purpose flour with all the pan drippings. Let the flour cook for a couple minutes. Next, add beef broth to the pan, and let the gravy simmer on low and thicken.

Sunny Side Up Eggs

The finishing touch for your loco moco is a sunny side up egg. While the gravy is thickening, heat a non-stick pan over medium-low heat. Then, when the pan is hot, add your eggs to the pan. Next, cover the pan with a glass lid and cook for two to three minutes. Watch the eggs. When the egg whites are just set and the yolks are runny, remove the pan from the heat. Also, remove the lid from the pan so the eggs don’t over-cook.

Build Your Loco Moco

Once the eggs are cooked, it’s time to build your loco moco. Start with the cauliflower rice as your bottom layer. Then comes the beef patty, and top it all with the gravy. Finally, add the egg on top. I like to add sliced green onions as garnish. Now, all you have to do is dig in and enjoy.

Other recipes to check out: Tasty Hawaiian Shish Kabobs, Oven Roasted Hawaiian Vegetables, and Healthy Pan Fried Chicken Parm.

Simple Loco Moco Recipe with Cauliflower Rice – Low Carb Hawaiian Dish

A quick and easy Hawaiian dish, this tasty, lightened up, loco moco recipe has a juicy beef patty, flavorful gravy and an egg served over cauliflower rice.

Total Time: 30 min
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 25 min

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Ground Beef, 80% Lean
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 Tbsp Flour
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1.5 Cups Beef Broth
  • 20 oz Riced Cauliflower
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
  • Optional: Green Onions for Garnish

Directions

  1. Divide the ground beef, and form it into four patties. Season the beef patties with salt and pepper on both sides. 
  2. Heat a large pan on the stove over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add the olive oil to the pan and the seasoned beef patties. Sear the patties and cook for a few minutes before flipping over. Sear the second side and cook to desired doneness. A medium burger takes about 7-8 minutes total to cook, and well done burger takes about 10 minutes. 
  3. While the beef is cooking, cook the cauliflower rice in a separate pan over medium heat. Cook the for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it’s warmed through.
  4. When the patties are done, remove them from the pan and loosely cover to keep warm. Turn the heat down, and add the flour to the drippings in the pan. Whisk the flour in, and let the it cook for 2-3 minutes. Then, whisk in the beef broth. Let the gravy thicken and simmer for about 5 minutes. 
  5. While the gravy thickens, cook the eggs sunny side up. Heat a non-stick pan over medium-low heat. Add the eggs to the pan when it’s hot. Cover the pan with a glass lid and cook the eggs for 2-3 minutes until the white is just set and the yolk is runny. Remove the pan from the heat, and take off the lid so the eggs don’t overcook.
  6. Once the eggs are cooked, it’s time to layer your loco moco. Start with cauliflower rice on the bottom, followed by the beef patty and gravy. Finally, add an egg on top and sliced green onions if desired. Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition: 

Yield: 4 servings

Amount Per Serving:  Calories: 389,  Total Fat: 24.5g, Saturated Fat: 7.1g,  Cholesterol: 226mg, Sodium: 200mg, Carbohydrates: 12g, Fiber 3.6g, Sugars: 3.8g, Protein 23.6g

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