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