I was feeling adventurous in the kitchen and decided to try to make a paleo version of a dish my mom used to make me as a child. It's still in the oven, so I don't know if its a success or failure yet, but I found success with some of my left over ingredients and Paleo Powder and I'm calling it Paleo Powder Hawaiian Cauliflower Rice.
Since I didn't set out to make this dish tonight, I'll have to augment the pictures after I make it again.
1 tbs coconut oil, ghee, or pork grease
2 cups riced Cauliflower
1 cup diced Onion
3 ounces Crushed Pineapple in water or pineapple juice (no added sugars)
1-1.5 teaspoons of Paleo Powder
1. Rice some cauliflower in your food processor and measure out 2 cups. If you don't have a food processor, I've heard that you can rice cauliflower with the patience of Job and a box grater. Transfer the riced cauliflower to a large mixing bowl.
2. Since your food processor bowl is dirty, dice an onion in your food processor. I quartered my onion before putting it in to the food processor bowl so it would process more evenly. This is the fineness of dice I used. Measure out 1 cup of the diced onion. Again, if you don't have a food processor, just use a knife and cut to your preferred dice. Add the diced onion to the riced cauliflower.
4. Heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, ghee, or pork grease in a lidded 10-12 inch skillet on medium high heat. I had just browned some pork chops in ghee, so I just used the fat that was left in my pan- a nice mix of pork fat and ghee.
5 Once the oil is hot, add the riced cauliflower mixture to the pan. Add 1-1.5 teaspoons of Paleo Powder to the pan and mix everything up well. Saute the "rice" for 5 minutes uncovered.
6. Put the lid on the skillet and turn the heat down to medium for 5 minutes.
Accessibility & Cost of Ingredients: You can find the ingredients for this recipe inexpensively at your "big box" grocery store. The Paleo Powder, you purchase here, or you can enter to win a bottle below. The giveaway lasts until Tuesday, April 30 at 8:59 AM Central Time, so don't miss out on your chance to try this great all seasoning spice blend for free.
Preparation & Cooking Time: Because I had already riced and diced the ingredients before I realized I'd be making a recipe out of them, I don't have a stopwatch time for it yet. I will time myself next time. But I would guess, 15 minutes to rice the cauliflower and dice the onion and then 10 minutes to cook the dish.
Clean Up: I put everything I used for the recipe into the dishwasher but for my skillet and wooden spoon.
The Paleo Review: Thumbs up! Sometimes leftover ingredients can present you with a pleasant surprise dish! This Hawaiian "rice" has just what you'd expect, a smoky peppery flavor with a hint of sweetness. I had some leftover for breakfast this morning and it was even better. It has a light and moist texture. I used about 1.5 teaspoons and the rice was pretty spicy heat wise, I wouldn't add any more than that to the dish. The next time I make this, I might add just a little more pineapple, maybe a total of 5 ounces but otherwise I'll keep it the same.
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