How to Swap White Rice For Cauliflower Without Anyone Noticing (Delicious recipe!)
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Are you tired of your weeknight standby suppers? Want to try a recipe with a little more oomph that still doesn’t take a lot of extra time? Make this pineapple shrimp fried cauliflower rice; it’s a delicious dinner that incorporates healthy seafood.
This recipe is a cinch to make. Once everything is prepared, mise en place style, this dish comes together very quickly. Just make sure to not toss out the pineapple shell — it makes for a fuss-free (and stunning) bowl to eat your meal from.
The cauliflower is a great low-carb, grain-free stand-in for fluffy white rice. The onions and peppers add a nice crisp-tender veggie texture and color. The flaky shrimp makes for a flavorful protein source in this dish, while the curry powder and coconut balance out the pineapple’s acidic sweetness.
Cauliflower, onions, peppers, garlic, curry powder, and more make this fried “rice” a nutrient powerhouse. Pair that with the healthy fats from coconut oil and dense protein from shrimp, and you have a healthy dinner!
What’s more, pineapple contains a special enzyme called bromelain. This substance has anti-inflammatory and gut healing properties as it helps your body break down and digest protein. It comes with other health benefits, too, including:
- Helps reduce pain and swelling after undergoing surgery. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, bromelain is an effective natural alternative to drugs like aspirin.
- Reduces cough and nasal mucus associated with sinusitis. It can also relieve swelling and inflammation caused by hay fever.
- Bromelain may help reduce pain in those with rheumatoid arthritis.
- Studies suggest that bromelain has anti-cancer properties.
If you are looking for simple stove-top dinner that tastes fancy, try this low-carb take on fried rice with shrimp, pineapple, and peppers. It’s served in a hollowed-out pineapple for an extra wow factor! Serve with some sliced citrus fruit for a truly awesome spread.
Grain-Free Pineapple Fried Rice
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Serves: 3-4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
- 1 medium pineapple
- 2 T coconut oil
- 1/3 cup diced red onion
- 1/2 cup diced sweet peppers
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 4 cups riced cauliflower
- 2 T coconut milk
- 1 heaping t curry powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- Chopped fresh cilantro
1. Carefully cut the pineapple lengthwise in half.
2. Use a large spoon to scoop out the pineapple flesh, leaving ⅓” pineapple shell for the pineapple “bowls.”
3. Dice up ½ cup of pineapple flesh and reserve. Save the remainder of the pineapple flesh for another use.
4. Heat up a large skillet over medium heat and melt 1 tablespoon coconut oil.
5. Add the onions, garlic, and peppers; cook and stir until crisp-tender.
6. Add the cauliflower, coconut milk, curry powder, salt, and pepper.
7. Cook and stir until tender.
8. Add the shrimp, remaining 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, and pineapple along with a bit more salt and pepper.
9. Cook and stir for just a couple minutes, or until the shrimp is cooked.
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