This Spicy Cajun Shrimp, Kale + Cauliflower Rice recipe is the perfect one-pot meal for the entire family during the weeknight. Completely packed with bold, spicy cajun flavor, this recipe includes a tender “rice-like” cauliflower base and comes topped with colossal well-seasoned shrimp and tender tomatoes, that will leave you having more than just a few bites! One pot meal, completely easy to make, ready in as little as 30 minutes.
I’m so excited to not only share this shrimp and cauliflower rice recipe with you, BUT I’m also excited about getting things back in full gear with Orchids + Sweet Tea. I have so many ideas floating around in my head and I’ve been slowly chipping away at bringing everything to fill circle with this blog and the way I want you to experience the recipes, information, and everything in between.
On another note—-I recently remade this shrimp dish and I must admit that making it this time around was one of my favorite things that I’ve done. I don’t know about you, but seafood is a great favorite in my house. We love our Shrimp, Salmon, Fish, and Lobster whenever we aren’t eating more plant-based! Haha.
I remember being on a real mission to eat more healthy over the last years and thinking that this meant giving up a lot of familiar things and only being restricted to specific things. Luckily, the experimentations have been pretty amazing thus far and I’m loving our newest healthy food switch up and the true understanding that it doesn’t need to be restrictive and having balance is OK.
Start this recipe by making the simple Cajun seasoning. This is a spice blend you’ll want to keep on hand to season everything from Cajun Sweet Potato Grits + Chickpea to Cajun Veggie Pumpkin Pizza. The ingredients are simple and you probably already have them at home.
To make your seasoning, combine:
Together, these herbs and spices strike the perfect balance of savory and fresh with a bit of smoky heat.
When it comes to cauliflower, it’s definitely a very healthy vegetable that offers a lot of nutrients, which include fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Potassium, Magnesium, etc.
Cauliflower also has a great source of antioxidants, which protects your body’s cells from harmful toxins and inflammations.
In addition, cauliflower may aide in weight loss. How? Whelp, they are absolutely low in calories and works as a great substitute for rice and flour.
OK, so as you can see, cauliflower has some pretty awesome benefits, so why not use it as a substitute for rice in this recipe, right? My sentiments exactly. The great thing is that making Cauliflower is SUPER easy! Granted, if you’re low on time and energy, you can always purchase cauliflower rice via your Amazon or other stores that sell great healthy options.
However, if you’re into making it from scratch like I did, then look no further. This recipe includes a handful of easy steps that will ensure that your rice comes out perfectly by simply using a food processor.
If you want to add different greens to this shrimp, kale + cauliflower rice, you certainly can. My article, Our Top 12 Favorite Healthy Green Leafy Vegetables shares a list of great greens! Off the top—-spinach or collard greens make great additions. Also, roasted broccolini is one of my faves to add.
Cauliflower rice is at it’s best when it’s hot and soft. However, you can store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to four days. To serve, reheat the cauliflower rice on the stove or in the microwave in 30-second intervals until softened. If necessary, add a dash more milk, cream, or water to help loosen it up. You can store leftover shrimp in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days.
Spicy Cajun Shrimp, Kale + Cauliflower Rice.