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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