This paleo bacon friend rice uses simple ingredients and is easy to make, yet it has exceptional flavor and a solid nutrition profile.  With cauliflower taking the place of rice the ingredients are satisfying and exactly what your body wants to use to make up its cells.  Use this dish to boost your immune system, recover from workouts or to stuff your face with deliciousness without guilt and a stomach ache.

Whip this dish up Sunday and eat it throughout the week or easily feed a family of 5.   A whole lot of flavor plugged into a huge stack of nutrients. You can substitute the chicken for a batch of Sweet n’ Sour chicken to turn this dish into the Chinese takeout you can trust.

Ingredients: 2 Heads Cauliflower. 5 Slices of thick Bacon. 1 lb Chicken Breast. 3 Eggs. 5 Garlic Cloves. Large Hunk of Ginger. 5-8 Scallions, 6 large CarrotsBasil or Cilantro, Unpasteurized Soy Sauce. Coconut Oil/Butter.

IMG_1659 - cauli chopI prepped all my ingredients first. Then I mixed them together and snapped a bunch of pictures. I started by chopping the cauliflower.

IMG_1663Then I added the cauliflower to a 12″ saute pan with a hunk of Kerry gold grass fed butter. I wait to add heat. IMG_1667

Slice the chicken in half the long way. Place a hand on top and glide the knife between the two hemispheres as evenly as possible. If you cut your hand, back up and try again. IMG_1669 IMG_1672

After both chicken breasts are halved. Cover in plastic wrap and smash with a large flat object. I use the bottom of an old omelet pan. You could try a heavy boot or smashing it with your fist like a IMG_1676

Salt and pepper both sides.IMG_1679

Cut into strips. IMG_1680

Scrape the skin of the ginger off with a butter knife. IMG_1687 IMG_1691

Grind it it some kinda grindergrader thing.  Chop strings that come of into squares with a knife. IMG_1694

Peal strangeness off ends of green onions and stack in a line. IMG_1695

Cut the ends.IMG_1696

Cut the stems. IMG_1700

Chop the white. Peal the garlic. IMG_1704 IMG_1707



Clean and mince carrots. IMG_1718 IMG_1719 IMG_1722 IMG_1725

Chop bacon. Heat wok or saute pan. IMG_1727 IMG_1729

Saute bacon.IMG_1740

Turnt up the cauliflower. Medium to medium high heat. Make it sizzle. IMG_1744

Remove cooked bacon to side dish. Leave grease to cook chicken. Pan should be quite hot.



Add one chicken breast.IMG_1757

Make sure each piece is touching the pan. IMG_1758

Sizzle. IMG_1764Leave chicken to sit on same side until almost cooked through. IMG_1766Then flip. chicken should be somewhat browned on one side. This is that flavor we’ve been looking for. IMG_1767Cook other side 1-2 minutes until cooked through. Remove chicken to side dish, keep grease. IMG_1770Move that cauliflower around so it doesn’t burn. Brown without burn, soft without squishy. That’s what we’re aiming for. IMG_1774Add second chicken breast to pan with scallions and ginger. Saute. IMG_1787Once scallions soften and chickens almost cooked through. Add garlic. IMG_1791Remove to side dish and add coconut oil to pan to cook carrots. IMG_1797Carrots.IMG_1802Add 3-5 tbs soy sauce. Little for the chicken. Little for the cauliflower. Little more for the carrots. Little Salt and pepper. IMG_1807When cauliflower is soft and browned. IMG_1819Turn off heat.IMG_1821I added leftover garlic and green onion stems to carrots. IMG_1824Roll basil and chop into ribbons. IMG_1826Ready your three eggs. Cut the scallion greens to add with basil. IMG_1827Carrots are done when soften to level of preferred softness. IMG_1828 IMG_1830Remove carrots to side dish. Scramble and add eggs. IMG_1834Scramble eggs. IMG_1850IMG_1853 Add Basil and green onion greens. Mix in side dish. Return head to cauliflower. IMG_1857 IMG_1860 IMG_1861 IMG_1863Mix it. IMG_1866Mix in with Cauliflower. IMG_1869 IMG_1884 IMG_1895So delicious and easy to reheat. Simply saute with a chunk of butter on medium heat until hot. Skip the microwave.

IMG_1904If you make this dish tag me in a picture and let me know how you like it. I’ll add your picture to the Testimonials!IMG_1908Enjoy!


10 Comments. Leave new

  • This was great, but could you just write out the recipe? It was hard to follow.

  • Hi Travis, it looks delicious, but how long did it take? I’m following you from Spain!! Your story is so inspiring. I started listening to Abraham a few months ago and it’s been amazing. Buen camino!

    • Thanks! Took about 30-40 minutes I believe. Pretty simple. Awesome! I want to go to Spain. Glad you enjoyed my story and found abe 🙂 Happy living to youu!

  • Hi Travis. I found this via Reddit. I wanted to comment there but your post has been archived. Anyway, I wanted to let you know I love the way you posted this recipe. I like the pictures showing how you did it step by step. I like the text too. I consider myself an experienced cook and I enjoy cooking but seeing the way other people prep and cook is interesting to me.Plus, you never know when you can learn something new by actually “seeing” how someone else may do things. This looks really good. I’m going to make this soon.

    • Thank you very much. I’m really happy you enjoyed the recipe. Thanks for the kind words. Very cool way of seeing the world. Let me know how you like it!

  • thanku Travis! I LOVE your simple instruction! Sooo much easier to follow! …pictures does say ALOT! I am L-plate on ketosis & paleo food…..mostly on weekdays. Weekends I let myself go for social-wise 😀 Can you tell me if your Recipe eBook has lots luvly pictures also? I bought afew cooking eBooks, & disappointed that they had very little pictures 🙁 PS I love your Blog. Im also a BIG fan of Abraham Hicks 😀

  • Just coming here to say that I’ve been making this recipe for years and it still is so shocking how good it is every time I have it.


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