Healthy Dirty Rice Meal Prep
Healthy Dirty Rice Meal Prep
Ingredients for 4 large servings:
- 24oz (1lb 8oz) raw cauliflower florets
- 24oz 90% lean ground beef
- Substitutes: fatty meat to make this recipe more ketogenic-friendly; or leaner meat to reduce calories; veggie ground
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 1 small red onion, diced
- Creole Seasonings:
- 1 1/2 tablespoons creole seasoning
- OR the following:
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon sea salt (or to taste)
- 2 teaspoons cracked pepper
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire
- 1 1/2 cup beef stock
- Substitute: veggies stock
- 2 bay leaves
- 3 sage leaves, fresh
- spray olive oil
Place raw cauliflower florets in a food processor or blender and pulse blend to create rice-like chunks. Careful not to overdo it and create “quinoa-like” pieces where it is too fine. Set the cauliflower rice aside. Note: usually when I create cauliflower rice, I like to dry out of the cauliflower rice by wrapping it in a thin towel or cheesecloth and squeezing the moisture into a bowl. This prevents the final product from being watery and runny. However, since we’ll be adding broth to this recipe and lightly cooking the cauliflower, it is not needed.
Set a nonstick pot on medium heat, spray with olive oil and add garlic and ground meat. Chop and cook until the meat is about 90% finished with only a few visible pink pieces, about 5 minutes.
Add in the bell pepper, celery and red onion and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes.
Add the seasonings – either Creole or individual – and season to taste with sea salt & pepper. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes, then add in the Worcestershire, only 1 cup beef stock, bay leaves and sage. Stir, bring it to a light simmer on low heat, then cover and cook for about 15 minutes.
Add the cauliflower rice and stir the ingredients together. If there is enough liquid in the pot after rice has been added, then cover and cook for an additional 8 to 10 minutes. If not, add the remaining stock, then cover and cook for 8 to 10 minutes.
Season to taste with sea salt & pepper and enjoy.
Approximate macros for 1 of 4 large servings WITHOUT the maple candied carrots
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