Cauliflower Dirty Rice

This is a dish that I grew up with and that I absolutely love! My father grew up in a small town in Texas near the border closest to Louisiana so he was influenced by Cajun cooking. I spent most of my growing up years living in both Louisiana and Texas so dirty rice and gumbo were commonly seen on our kitchen table. I  used lean ground beef and andouille chicken sausage, but you can also use Jennie-O bulk turkey sausage instead of ground beef if you desire. I also replaced traditional rice with grated cauliflower making this dish healthier and low carb! Enjoy this recipe!

Cauliflower Dirty Rice

14 oz 93% lean ground beef or 14 oz Jennie-O bulk turkey sausage, uncooked (2 Leans)
1/4 cup green peppers, chopped (1/2 Green)
1/4 cup celery, chopped (1/2 Green)
3 tbsp onion, chopped (3 Condiments)
1/2 tsp garlic powder (1 Condiment)
1 tsp Creole seasoning (4 Condiments)
1/4 tsp black pepper (1/2 Condiment)
1/2 cup chicken broth (1/2 Condiment)
2 links Al Fresco Andouille Chicken Sausage, chopped * (1 Lean)
4 cups grated cauliflower (8 Greens)
parsley to garnish

In a large skillet, add ground beef, green peppers, celery, onion, garlic powder, creole seasoning and black pepper. Cook over medium heat until ground beef is no longer pink and vegetables are tender. Drain any excess liquid. Stir in chicken broth, chopped sausage, and cauliflower. Cover and cook for about 8 to 10 min or until liquid is absorbed. Garnish with parsley. Enjoy!

Makes 3 servings
Each serving provides
1 Lean, 3 Greens, and 3 Condiments

* If you would like to omit the Al Fresco sausage, you would need to add 1/3 Lean more to each serving such as 2 oz of chicken breasts or 2.3 oz shrimp. Or you can increase the ground beef or turkey sausage to 21 oz instead of 14 oz to get 3 full Lean and Green meals.

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