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loco moco

Loco Moco with Cauliflower Rice

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Hawaiian, Japanese
Servings 1 person


Cauliflower Rice Ingredients

  • ½ head cauliflower medium-sized
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil
  • 2-4 pinches dried nori seaweed flakes

Loco Moco Ingredients

  • ¼ daikon radish cut into 8-10 thin sticks
  • 1 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 10-12 slices Japanese cucumber thinly sliced
  • 3 slices renkon lotus root, diced
  • 100 grams minced chicken = 3.5 oz (about ¼ lb)
  • ½ sweet onion medium size
  • 1-2 tbsp butter
  • ½ avocado medium to large size, thinly sliced
  • 1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 dashes matcha-flavored salt regular sea salt ok too!
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 2-3 cherry tomatoes, diced
  • green onion, diced as garnish
  • ground pepper
  • leafy green lettuce or mixed greens on the side


Pickled Daikon Radish Prep

  • Chop a small section of daikon radish (approx. 4 in / 10 cm long).
  • Cut daikon into thin sticks (approx. 4 in / 10 cm long).
  • Put daikon sticks into a small bowl.
  • Add rice vinegar and salt.
  • Cover and let sit 30 minutes (or the time you are prepping and cooking).

Cauliflower Rice Prep and Cooking

  • Finely chop cauliflower with a knife, box shredder, or food processor.
  • Add cauliflower to a small saucepan.
  • Add coconut oil and mix.
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  • Cover saucepan with lid and cook on low heat for approx. 10 min. Stir occasionally. *
  • When cauliflower becomes tender, turn off heat and let sit with the cover on.

Hamburger Prep and Cooking

  • Dice renkon lotus root.
  • Cook renkon on low heat until it begins to brown.
  • Place renkon in a small bowl. Add minced chicken.
  • Using your hands, mix renkon and minced chicken to form a patty.
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  • Slice onion into medium size chunks and set aside.
  • In a frypan, cook hamburger patty on low to medium-low heat.
  • Add onion chunks and 1 tbsp of butter around the circumference of burger patty.
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  • Stir onions and flip burger when bottom side begins to brown.
  • When burger is cooked through and onions are golden brown, turn off heat. Keep burger and onions in the pan to keep warm.

Vegetables Prep

  • Slice cucumbers and ½ avocado. Set aside.
  • Dice cherry tomatoes and green onions. Set aside.
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Building Your Loco Moco

  • Spoon cauliflower rice onto a plate and garnish with lettuce or greens.
  • Sprinkle cauliflower rice with dried nori seaweed flakes.
  • Using chopsticks or your fingers, place pickled daikon radish sticks on top of the cauliflower rice in two rows crisscrossing to make a grid pattern.
  • Place slices of cucumber on top of the daikon to make a flat surface (or floor). Extra cucumber can be added to the lettuce as a garnish.
  • Take one half of avocado. Remove pit and slice avocado thinly inside the shell.
  • Using a spatula, place burger patty on top of cucumber layer.
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  • Use spatula to carefully top burger with caramelized onion.
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  • Using a spoon or hand, place avocado slices on top of onions, with the flat side of the avocado facing down.
  • Drizzle olive oil on top of avocado and other layers.
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  • Sprinkle matcha salt on avocado and a little on the cauliflower rice.
  • Add butter to the same frypan–fry egg "sunny side up".
  • Add diced cherry tomato, green onion, and ground pepper on top of egg.


*Be careful not to forget about the cauliflower rice! Speaking from experience... if you forget to stir, the bottom may burn. 
Keyword diet, healthy, keto, low-carb, renkon lotus root, vegetables
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