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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"
4.82 from 11 votes

Dirty Cajun Cauliflower Rice


  • 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.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Welcome! I’m Alex.

I’m a food lover sharing healthy, simple, delicious, recipes from my kitchen to yours. Here you’ll find lots of Whole30, lots of healthy, and a little indulgence here and there because… It’s all about balance y’all!

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  1. 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.

  2. 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!

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

  3. 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++

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

      1. 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.

    1. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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?

    1. 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.

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