1/2 head of a large cauliflower, 3-4 cups riced
1/2 bell pepper (green is traditional for dirty rice, but I used orange)
2 large mushrooms
1 fresh jalepeno
1/2lb ground sausage (make sure to choose a nitrate free brand without fillers or added sugar, pastured pork is best)
1tbs tarragon (tarragon has a strong flavor, if you are not a fan you can use parsley instead, I loved the taste the tarragon added)
1tsp of salt to taste
1tbs garlic minced or powder
1/4 tsp cayenne
1 tsp ground lemon peel, lemon zest or lemon pepper seasoning.
1/2 tsp pepper
1-2 tbs butter for the pan
Here's a sneak peak at our Cajun theme night meal! E won the wishbone break :(
Rice your cauliflower and set aside. Finely dice the bell pepper, mushrooms, and jalepeno. In a skillet with 1-2 tbs butter, cook your veggies and the sausage until cooked through. Add in your cauliflower and mix well. Add all of your seasonings and cook 5 minutes longer. Serve alone or as a side dish! This makes 2-4 servings.
Nutrition Notes: This is the perfect meal. It has a healthy meat source (leave out for a vegetarian option also making it un-"dirty"), health carbs that are mainly fiber, and yummy vegetables! Mushrooms are a great source of Vitamin D, peppers are high in Vitamin A and capsaicin which helps promote fullness. Tarragon is also a great source of antioxidants and vitamins. Cauliflower is packed with Vitamin C. No need to worry about serving size with this meal! Eat until you are full without worrying about calorie intake.