Dirty Rice is one of my husband’s favorite cajun dishes. A spicy comforting dish of seasoned rice and meat. I am currently adhering to a low fat diet and have successfully lost 60 pounds thus far, so my challenge is coming up with ideas that fit my diet but will please my whole family. On my food list I am allowed super lean bison meat and cauliflower as well and so I thought, “Dirty Rice!” Well, Dirty Cauliflower Rice anyway. I frequently substitute cauliflower for rice in many traditional recipes, like stuffed peppers. Cauliflower is a low carbohydrate option at just 10.6 carbohydrates per two cup serving. It is also an excellent substitute for rice or potatoes, or chicken for vegan versions of chicken dishes! Talk about your versatile vegetable!
Start by roasting your cauliflower florets. Preheat your oven to 400ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Wash and cut up the head of fresh cauliflower into florets and space them evenly on the sheet. Roast them for about 25 minutes until they are tender and moderately browned.
- 1 lb Ground Bison (Buffalo)
- 1 head Cauliflower, washed and cut into florets
- 1 med Red Onion, diced
- 5-6 Cloves Garlic, sliced
- Himalayan Pink Salt
- Cracked Black Pepper
- Onion Powder
- Garlic Powder
- Poultry Seasoning
- Kirkland’s Organic No Salt Seasoning
- Dried Parsley Flakes
- Smoked Paprika
- Preheat the oven to 400º F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange florets on parchment so that they are evenly spaced. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes until tender and moderately browned.
- In a large ceramic saute pan (that requires no fats) saute diced onions and sliced garlic until tender and ad ground buffalo meat and brown thoroughly.
- Rice the cauliflower either with a vegetable ricer or a food processor.
- Stir the “rice” into the ground beef and onion/garlic mixture and season generously with Pink Salt, ground black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, poultry seasoning, Kirkland’s no salt seasoning, and dried Parsley Flakes and mix thoroughly.
- Garnish with smoked Paprika to serve.