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Paleo Cajun Dirty Rice Rice
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Just in time for Mardi Gras, this Cajun Dirty Rice Recipe has all that great New Orleans flavor while packing a ton of nutritious vegetables! This cajun rice is Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Whole30 and Paleo compliant. Perfect for enjoying Mardi Gras food in a healthier way.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: WonkyWonderful
  • 32 ounces Riced Cauliflower
  • 2 Tablespoons Ghee or Avocado Oil
  • 16 ounces Ground Beef
  • 1/2 Large Sweet Onion (chopped)
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper (seeds removed, chopped)
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper (seeds removed, chopped)
  • 1 Orange Bell Pepper (seeds removed, chopped)
  • 2 Celery Stalks (chopped)
  • 14 ounce Can No-Salt Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons Salt-Free Cajun Season
  • Salt/Pepper (to taste)
  1. Cauliflower rice needs to be cooked in two batches in order to get browned. Preheat large pan over medium/high heat. Melt 1 Tb ghee and add half the cauli-rice. Cook for 5 minutes then stir. Cook and stir for approximately 5 more minutes or until browned. Set aside and repeat process with remaining ghee and cauli-rice. Set aside.

  2. Add beef to pan and break apart. (Use a potato masher to get small ground beef crumbles) Once beef is broken apart add the onion, peppers and celery. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until peppers are tender. Drain off grease if necessary.

  3. Add diced tomatoes and cajun spice to pan. Cook 2 minutes, turn off heat, return cauli-rice to pan and stir until combined.

    Add salt and pepper to taste. This is going to need a generous amount of salt. Serve with hot sauce.

Recipe Notes

Omit the beef and use oil instead of ghee to make this a vegan dish.