Cauliflower Rice Paella

One of my good friends spent some time living in Spain. He is always talking about the different foods that he loved and Paella is one of his favorites. So I decided to try out a new recipe using cauliflower rice and it turned out fantastic. The only thing I will do different next time is add in some saffron threads (I didn\’t have any on hand at home). I think that would even make the taste more Spanish.

Place a little olive oil in the bottom of a soup pot. Add in the onion and garlic and saute on med-high heat for about 5 minutes. Add in the diced tomatoes and stir. Add in your spices and chicken broth and let cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes.

Then add your shrimp, sausage, chicken and cook another 5 minutes. While this is cooking, make your cauliflower rice (I just throw big chunks in my blender) and microwave your frozen peas for about 4 minutes with a tad bit of water.

Add in your roasted red peppers, cauliflower rice and peas and cook for another 10 minutes or so. There will be a little more liquid than regular paella because the cauliflower doesn\’t soak it up like regular rice. But I think it still turned out fantastic.

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cook time:5 min
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Megan Patterson
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  • 1 frozen package of cooked shrimp
  • 1/2 package of frozen peas
  • 3/4 cup of roasted red peppers (from a jar is what I used)
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth & dash of olive oil
  • paprika, turmeric, sea salt, red pepper flakes
  • 3 large sausage links precooked (you can use whatever you like)
  • 1 red onion & 5 cloves of garlic, diced
  • 2 large chicken breasts, grilled and cut into chunks
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes