Cajun Cauli-rice with Sausage and Shrimp

Ingredients

  • 5 oz shrimp, frozen, peeled and deveined
  • 2 sausages (hot or mild Italian or chorizo), sliced in small rounds
  • 1 medium cooking onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp oil (coconut, avocado, butter or olive oil are my preferences)
  • 1 pepper, diced
  • 1 cup cauli-rice (Check out this recipe if you haven’t perfected the cauliflower-rice yet)
  • 2 tbsp of Cajun seasoning, or to taste
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped

Directions

  1. Heat a large frying pan over medium/high heat; once hot, fry the sausages until golden brown
  2. Remove the sausages and set aside in a large dish
  3. Using the same pan, heat 1 tbsp of the oil and sauté the shrimp for about 3-5 minutes or until cooked through 
  4. Add the garlic and 1 tbsp of the Cajun seasoning, and sauté for another 1 minute or until the shrimp is fragrant
  5. Remove from the pan, adding to the large dish with the sausages
  6. Give your pan a quick wipe to clear off any bits
  7. Add the rest of the oil to the pan and sauté the cooking onions 
  8. Once the onions are soft add the diced pepper, cauli-rice and remaining 1 tbsp of Cajun seasoning
  9. Fry over high heat until the cauliflower is of a rice-like consistency (about 5 minutes on medium high) 
  10. Top with green onions and/or fresh parsley and serve!

Other possible variations

  • For an aromatic meal, top with a squeeze of lime before serving
  • Top with Cajun-fried-cashews
  • Add corn or peas, if you tolerate

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Ingredients

1 cup coconut flour

2 TBSP baking powder (gluten free version if you can)

4 TBSP psyllium husk powder (try to get the version that is a little flakey and less ground)

½ tsp salt or Herbamare 

Other dry seasonings of your choice- see below for variations

6 large eggs

6 TBSP olive oil

2 TBSP apple cider vinegar

1 cup boiling water (more or less depending on the consistency)

Directions

  1. Preheat the over to 375 degrees F
  2. Place all of the dry ingredients into a medium bowl and stir to combine
  3. In a separate larger bowl whip the eggs and olive oil well
  4. Combine the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well with a fork
  5. Mix in the apple cider vinegar and stir to combine
  6. Now, add the hot water a little bit at a time until it is moist but not too wet, it should be fluffy and light but not soupy, kind of like moist play-dough. 
  7. These can be formed into “buns” on a parchment lined baking sheet, placed in muffin cups, silicone shapes, or cooked as a full bread loaf. 
  8. Place in the hot oven and REDUCE heat to 350 degrees. 
  9. If making this in muffin cups cook for 26 to 30 minutes. 
  10. For a whole bread loaf cook for 35 to 40 minutes, or until firmer on the inside and golden brown on the outside. 

Variations

Certainly, there are a ton of possible variations to this recipe you can add flavourings that are dry to the dry mix or, alternatively you can just add them at the end, here are a couple of variation ideas for you to try:

  • 1 tsp of chilli powder and some red pepper flakes for a kick
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheese, 1 tsp dehydrated chives
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder, ½ tsp of garlic powder, ½ tsp dehydrated chives and topped with sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp crushed rosemary and ½ cup chopped olives

In addition to the above mentioned variations, you can also experiment yourself and if you do please leave a comment here. I have always wanted to SWEETEN these buns by adding swerve and cinnamon to the recipe. I haven’t done this so you might have to experiment to find the right measurement – my guess would be 3 TBSP swerve and 1 tsp cinnamon. If I did make these sweet I would likely substitute the olive oil for butter or  coconut oil to improve the flavour. If you try this let me know and be sure to take a pic and tag me on Instagram or Facebook please! 

Happy baking