Dirty Cajun Cauliflower “Rice”

Dirty Cajun Cauliflower "Rice"

This Dirty Cajun Cauliflower “Rice” is a recipe that has been around on the blog for a long time! It’s one of those recipes that make cauliflower rice really freaking awesome, and not just a soggy, bland mess. I just love cajun food because they use such big, bold seasonings that really put the wow factor on dishes. This easy weeknight meal does just that. Puts the WOW factor on boring cauliflower rice! 

Dirty Cajun Cauliflower "Rice" Dirty Cajun Cauliflower "Rice"

I hope you love this Dirty Cajun Cauliflower “Rice” as much as I do!

Dirty Cajun Cauliflower Rice

Dirty Cajun Cauliflower "Rice"
5 from 4 votes


  • 2 tbsp. ghee  can sub butter if not paleo or whole 30
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped white or yellow onion (about 1/4 medium onion)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green bell peppers (about 1/2 small pepper)
  • 6 ounces fully cooked Andouille Sausage Links, cut into small 1/4 inch cubes I like Wellshire Farms brand
  • 4 cups riced cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions (about 3 green onions)

Seasonings Mixture:

  • 1/4   tsp. cayenne or more, to taste
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 3/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. ground mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin


  • Combine all of the seasonings into a small bowl, set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat with the ghee. Add the onion, garlic, bell pepper, and andouille sausage. Cook, stirring often, until the veggies are tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add in the seasoning mixture and toss until well combined and continue to cook, stirring, toasting the spices to bring out more flavor, about 2 more minutes.
  • Pour in the cauliflower rice and green onions and toss until well combined. Cook, stirring, until the cauliflower rice is just tender but not soggy, 4 to 5 more minutes.



  • Reply
    January 12, 2021 at 4:53 am

    5 stars
    Great recipe, really tasty!

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    January 9, 2021 at 2:18 am

    5 stars
    Added some jalapeños to this to make it extra spicy and it was delicious! Will definitely be adding this to my meal rotation since it’s so flavorful.

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    December 15, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    5 stars
    Delicious, with a nice little kick. So easy, & comes together very quickly. I used frozen cauliflower rice and doubled the sausage using Gilbert’s and it was perfect. New weeknight staple!

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    December 6, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    How many servings does this make?

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      December 11, 2020 at 7:29 pm

      My husband and I can honestly just eat thee whole thing ourselves– so we’d say 2!

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    December 4, 2020 at 2:17 pm

    5 stars
    I do not like cauliflower rice and this was amazing! Just enough kick too! I did use frozen and it worked it just fine.

    • Reply
      December 4, 2020 at 3:07 pm

      so glad you enjoyed!

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    December 1, 2020 at 12:39 am

    I can’t wait to try this! I’ve never used cauliflower rice before. Can I buy some from the frozen veggies section or is it better to make my own? Also, does it reheat well? Does it get soggy?

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      December 1, 2020 at 1:57 pm

      Most grocery stores sell it now pre-made in the veggie section! I just don’t recommend the frozen ones. they have way too much moisture.

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