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‘Down and Dirty’ Cauliflower Rice

DirtyCauliflowerRice
I think we are all part Cajun. How can you not love the down home cooking of New Orleans and the culture that embodies their food scene. To recreate their “dirty” rice, which is simply rice cooked with Cajun spices and a meat that darkens the normally white chicken, I used Cauliflower as a substitute and a blend of our favorite spices. You could add shrimp and sausage and make this into a jambalaya or keep it as is…

From our kitchen to yours, Bennett

Ingredients

5-6 cups cauliflower florets
3-4 chicken breasts, cooked and diced into 1” cubes
1 14 ounce can crushed tomatoes
1 6 ounce can tomato paste
1 yellow onion, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 Cuban pepper, diced
3-4 celery stalks, diced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon chili powder
½ cup water
Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

Directions

Use the olive oil and cook the chicken until cooked throughout in a Dutch oven
Set aside and place the onions into soften for about 5 minutes
Add peppers, celery and spices to the Dutch oven and cook for about 5 minutes
Add the tomatoes, paste and water to the mixture
Use a food processor to rice the cauliflower and add to the mixture
Add back the chicken and allow simmering for 5-10 minutes

Serves 4

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