Cauliflower Carnival Rice
This recipe is one of my Top 3 Viewed Recipes over the last 6 years. It first appeared on my old blog! All those colors are why I call it Carnival Rice! Truly Simple Amazingness, packed with so much low glycemic nutrition! It is one of my husband's favorite dinners; he even asks for it as his birthday meal, so that should tell you it's really a delish mix! I think it's the light and tangy flavors and the brightness that the lemon and fresh dill add!
This Bright Veggie mix pairs well with Blackened Fish, Grilled Chicken, Sautéed Shrimp or even White Beans! It's easy to adjust this to fit any diet from Vegan to Pescatarian or Paleo! 🦐Paired here with Shrimp Sautéed in Grassfed Butter, Garlic & Fresh Dill, deglazed with a little Fresh Lemon Juice. What you need...
-Avocado or Olive Oil of Choice -3 cups Frozen Riced Cauliflower (I used Green Giant) -1 cup Mixed Bell Peppers, roughly chopped (I use red, yellow & orange for extra color) -1/4 red onion, diced -1/4 cup Kalamata Olives, chopped -1/3 cup feta cheese, optional
-Fresh Dill, chopped
Add Cauliflower Rice to a Glass dish with lid and defrost in the microwave for about 5 minutes. Set aside, uncooked to allow any steam to rise off. Add a drizzle of oil to a sauté skillet, enough to lightly coat the pan. Add in peppers & onion and sauté on medium-high heat for about 3 minutes, tossing as they cook until softened. Stir in Cauliflower Rice and continue to cook, tossing occasionally until warmed through, about 2 minutes. Add in Olives, Fresh Dill, optional Feta Cheese and Dressing and toss well to combine! Top with your Choice of Protein! Enjoy For the Dressing... 1/3 cup lemon juice - the juice of 2 lemons the zest of 1-2 lemons 1 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Whisk together the zest, juice, oil, dill, and garlic, then season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.
*I like to use a clean jar to shake up my dressing. I also like Primal Kitchen Foods Lemon & Turmeric Dressing (Whole Foods or Thrive Market) for this! It works great and adds another layer of anti-inflammatory, just add dill to it! ;)