This low carb Sausage and Cauliflower Rice Pilaf is fantastic dish for the whole family to enjoy.
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Have you been celebrating Oktoberfest? Although we low-carbers have to go easy on the beer-drinking, one thing we can eat is a LOT of sausage! I was inspired by some Hillshire Farm® Polska Kielbasa to make a delicious pilaf – but using cauliflower rice instead of the traditional rice.
To make the pilaf, I melted some butter with olive oil, and added one of the kielbasa that I had chopped. After sauteing for a few minutes I added onion and bay leaves.
While that cooked I made the cauliflower rice, and started by cutting the cauliflower into small pieces. I added half to a blender and added water to cover. I blended until “rice” had formed – a matter of a few seconds.
I drained the cauliflower and water in a colander, and repeated with the second half of the cauliflower. Cauli-rice!!
The cauliflower can easily be prepared in advance. Once it was ready, I added it to the sausage mixture. At this point, I started wondering why I hadn’t used a larger pan. Oops! I also added paprika, cumin, salt and pepper.
I cooked the pilaf until the cauliflower was cooked – around 7-8 minutes. My husband (who isn’t following a low carb diet) thought it was fantastic!
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- ¼ cup chopped onion
- 3 bay leaves
- 1 medium head cauliflower
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- salt and pepper
- 2 tbs olive oil
- 2 tbs butter
- 14 oz Hillshire Farms Polska Kielbasa chopped
- Melt the olive oil and butter in a large saute pan. Add the chopped Kielbasa and saute for 5 minutes.
- Add the onion and bay, and continue to cook until the onions have softened.
- Meanwhile, make the cauliflower rice by roughly chopping it then adding to a blender with water. Blend then drain.
- Add the cauliflower rice, paprika and cumin. Cook for 7-8 minutes until the cauliflower has cooked.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
7g net carbs per serving