I was super excited to find Organic Riced Cauliflower in the frozen section at Trader Joe's. I've made this several times in my food processor and it always creates a big mess and takes a bit of time with my mini-Cuisinart. This pre-riced cauli rice inspired my whole meal, and with just a few other ingredients and only about 10 minutes, our healthy and hearty dinner was ready to go! It was so filling and satisfying, and it will definitely be a regular weeknight meal in this house. The best part is that you really don't need to measure anything. Just throw all of the ingredients together and you can't mess it up. I promise no matter how busy you are, you definitely have time for this one!
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 bag Trader Joe's Organic Riced Cauliflower (or chop 1 head of cauliflower
and pulse it through a food processor until it is a rice-like texture)
3 Frozen Garlic Cubes (or 3 fresh cloves, chopped)
3 Frozen Basil Cubes
1/4 white onion - diced
1 zucchini - cut in quarters
2 tbsp toasted pine nuts
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined and tails removed
Squeeze of fresh lemon juice (1/4 of a lemon)
Salt and pepper to taste
Garnish with fresh basil and a lemon wedge
- Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large pot and add garlic and basil cubes.
- Add diced onion and zucchini. Sauté for a couple minutes until zucchini softens.
- Add frozen cauli rice (or fresh if you make it yourself). Season w/ salt and pepper. Mix well.
- In a separate pan, heat 1 tbsp olive oil. Add shrimp and cook on each side until it turns pink.
Season shrimp with salt and pepper.
- Add cannellini beans, pine nuts, and cherry tomatoes to the cauli-rice mixture. Lastly, add shrimp. Mix well.
- Squeeze 1/4 of a lemon into the pot and season once more with salt and pepper.
- Serve in bowls garnished with fresh basil and a lemon wedge.
*Note: last time I made this, I added a few spoonfuls of fresh pesto from the farmer's market and it really took it up a notch! Don't be afraid to add to this recipe!