This low carb Sausage and Cauliflower Rice Pilaf is fantastic dish for the whole family to enjoy.
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A pilaf (or pilau, in the UK) is a dish with rice, stock, spices, and meat. There are many variations and mine uses cauliflower rice instead of traditional rice. I've also eliminated the need for the stock as the cauliflower can be fried in the oil released by the sausages. Polish sausages or kielbasa would be ideal for this recipe – just check the carb content and try and buy the sausages with as low net carbs as possible. A low carb count usually means fewer fillers, so it's win-win!
How to Make a Sausage and Cauliflower Rice Pilaf
To make the pilaf, melt some butter in a large skillet, and add the chopped sausages.
While that cooks, make the cauliflower rice, by cutting the cauliflower into small pieces. Add half to a blender and add water to cover. Blend until “rice” has formed – a matter of a few seconds.
Drain the cauliflower and water in a colander, and repeat with the second half of the cauliflower. Now you have cauli-rice!!
The cauliflower can easily be prepared in advance. Once it is ready, add it to the sausage mixture, together with some onion powder, paprika, and cumin.
Cook the pilaf until the cauliflower has cooked – around 7-8 minutes. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper, then serve and add a little fresh parsley as garnish.
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My husband (who isn't following a low carb diet) thought it was fantastic! I love creating amazing flavors with just a few ingredients!
By the way, you can of course use pre-riced cauliflower for this dish. It's getting easier to find in grocery stores these days!
- 1 medium head cauliflower
- 2 tbs butter
- 14 oz Polish sausages or Kielbasa, chopped
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- salt and pepper
- 1 tsp chopped fresh parsley, to garnish
- Melt the butter in a skillet. Add the chopped sausage and sauté for 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, make the cauliflower rice by roughly chopping it then adding to a blender with water. Blend then drain.
- Add the cauliflower rice, onion powder, paprika and cumin to the skillet. Cook for 7-8 minutes until the cauliflower has cooked.
- Add salt and pepper to taste, and garnish with the parsley to serve.
4g net carbs per serving (quarter of the whole recipe)
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Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size Quarter of the recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 421Total Fat 37gSaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 90mgSodium 803mgCarbohydrates 5gNet Carbohydrates 4gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 16g
This post was originally made for Hillshire Farm® using their Polska Kielbasa, but has since been updated.