Paleo Cauliflower “Rice” & Garlic Shrimp

Posted on 04. Nov, 2011 by in Recipes

I have NEVER been a fan of Cauliflower… until Now.  I even underestimated it in this paleo meal, and it made me bite my tongue (not literally). I figured I would post this on a Friday, because it tastes so good that it’s worthy of cheat meal status.  This Paleo Recipe is for a Curry Cauliflower “Rice” Topped with Garlic Shrimp. I’m not usually a big curry fan either, because it tends to be in spicy dishes. We kept the spice low in this dish to accomodate our personal preferences.  The cauliflower “rice” looks and feels a lot like couscous.  Fun Fact: Couscous, while not Paleo approved because of its grain-base, has a much better vitamin profile than pasta and 25% less glycemic load. For a texture that matches coucous, and kicks it butt on taste, I have to declare cauliflower rice a winner. I look forward to pairing it up with different dishes in the future.

Garlic Shrimp
-1 lb. peeled white shrimp
-1 tbsp. butter (preferably grass fed butter)
-1 tsp. garlic powder

– Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
– Cut tails off shrimp and wash thoroughly.
– Put shrimp in a casserole dish (with cover)
– In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter and mix in garlic powder
– Pour garlic butter over shrimp and mix together until all the shrimp are coated.
– Cover the casserole dish and bake at 350 for approximately 35 minutes.

Paleo Curry Cauliflower “Rice”
– 1 head of cauliflower
– 2 tbsp. coconut oil
– 1 tsp. curry powder
– 1 tsp. garlic powder
– 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
– 1 tsp. onion powder
– 1/2 tsp. turmeric
– salt and pepper to taste
– If you like spicy, you can add a bit of cayenne pepper

– Chop heads of cauliflower (not stalks) in food processor until “rice-like”
– Melt coconut oil in large skillet on medium heat
– Add chopped cauliflower and mix until coated with oil
– Add all seasonings (This is a recipe that you can experiment with. Add more or less of each seasoning depending on your taste. You will want to taste the “rice” as you are adding to know what you need more of.)
– Stir and cook on medium for about 10 minutes until all the flavors have soaked into the cauliflower
– Spoon onto plate and enjoy!

Add the garlic shrimp on top for a delicious and paleo-friendly combination!

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One Response to “Paleo Cauliflower “Rice” & Garlic Shrimp”

  1. Amanda

    03. Mar, 2014

    Lol…might want to find a new cauliflower picture