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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"
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4.8 from 10 votes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

 

19 Comments

  • Reply
    Matt
    April 21, 2021 at 1:49 am

    5 stars
    Made this to go alongside the blackened red snapper. It was really good. Too spicy for my kids, so next time I’ll cut back on the cayenne. I added a 1/2 cup of chicken stock at the end to help soften up the cauliflower. I used cauliflower pearls rather than riced, so maybe that’s why I needed the stock. It’s also really good as a leftover with beef fajita and avocado-tomatillo salsa! Loved it though, best riced cauliflower I’ve had! Will definitely make again.

  • Reply
    Michaele
    March 13, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    5 stars
    My husband’s favorite meal and he’s never been a huge fan of cauliflower rice! We love it and have probably made it 10 times. Love getting a bunch of veggies and some protein in flavorful dish!! Our 3 year old love it too–but I only do half the cayenne and it still has a little kick!

  • Reply
    Brianna
    February 27, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    Does this freeze well? Can’t wait to try it!

    • Reply
      Alex
      March 1, 2021 at 1:09 pm

      I’ve never tried freezing it. I think it would be OK frozen, but not ideal as the cauliflower rice may get mushy.

  • Reply
    Christopher
    February 22, 2021 at 4:48 am

    5 stars
    You might be my new best friend. A lot of recipes on the internet, especially healthier ones, fall short. I tried this with the cajun-inspired blackened red snapper and both recipes were A++

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      Alex
      February 22, 2021 at 3:49 pm

      I love new BFFs!

  • Reply
    Taelor
    January 12, 2021 at 4:53 am

    5 stars
    Great recipe, really tasty!

  • Reply
    Kasey
    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.

  • Reply
    Jessica
    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!

  • Reply
    Amanda
    December 6, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    How many servings does this make?

    • Reply
      Alex
      December 11, 2020 at 7:29 pm

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

      • Reply
        Laura
        April 27, 2021 at 11:42 pm

        3 stars
        I used frozen cauliflower rice and it worked just fine. I just heated it up in another pan because it obviously takes a little longer to cook from frozen. Disclaimer, I’m not a wimp on spice (I like hot sauce on just about everything) and this was waaaay too spicy. The first time I made it I assumed i measured wrong because it was so unbearably spicy… turns out I did not because it was still so spicy the second time. I’d recommend going easy on the cayenne for anyone making it who does not have a high tolerance for spice! Otherwise an easy low-cal weeknight meal.

    • Reply
      Emily
      March 24, 2021 at 11:15 pm

      5 stars
      Very tasty and super easy to throw together!

    • Reply
      Emily
      March 24, 2021 at 11:16 pm

      5 stars
      Very tasty and super easy to throw together! Has a kick though, not whole 30 so I had mine with a little bit of sour cream on top

  • Reply
    Sterling
    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
      Alex
      December 4, 2020 at 3:07 pm

      so glad you enjoyed!

  • Reply
    Quinn
    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?

    • Reply
      Alex
      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.

      • Reply
        Peggy
        March 3, 2021 at 2:44 pm

        Couldn’t help noticing the bay leaf in the picture – not listed in ingredients? Is that an omission?

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