This recipe for cauliflower rice jambalaya turned out even better than I thought it would! I was pleasantly surprised. If you like cauliflower you must try this recipe.
I try to experiment with recipes to find healthier versions. Sometimes they are a total flop, but sometimes they are a big hit! The best part about this recipe is that it is really easy and great for meal prepping.
Substitute Cauliflower for Rice
Cauliflower is a great substitute for all your starchy carbs such as rice or potatoes. It is lower in calories and lower in carbohydrates, and quite frankly, I love it! Obviously cauliflower is not going to have the same taste or texture as rice, so keep that in mind when you are making this recipe for cauliflower rice jambalaya.
I like to make cauliflower mash instead of potatoes as well. I add a little Greek yogurt cream cheese to mine to make them a little creamier. But for this recipe I chop up the cauliflower raw then throw it in the food processor until it resembles rice. You can buy cauliflower already “riced” as well, but I prefer to do it myself.
When I used the cauliflower rice for this recipe it doesn’t puff up or soak up as much liquid as grain rice does, but I still enjoyed it. Try it out and let me know what you think.
Making the Jambalaya
To make this recipe I used a medium sized dutch oven. If you don’t have a dutch oven, that’s okay! You can use a large pot instead and it will work just fine. I also roasted my own tomatoes, but if you are in a hurry you can substitute one can of fire-roasted or stewed tomatoes.
My recipe for cauliflower rice jambalaya makes 6 servings, so it is perfect to use for meal prepping! So let’s get cooking!