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Cauliflower Rice with Grilled Shrimp and Spicy Drizzle

Cauliflower rice is an excellent low carb, no grain option to replace traditional rice. A cruciferous vegetable, its an excellent source of natural antioxidants as well as essential vitamins and fiber.


1 head cauliflower 1 medium yellow onion 2 cloves garlic 1 large zucchini ¾ lb large shrimp 1 cup almonds ½ cup water 2 tbsps favorite hot sauce, or to taste 2 tbsps olive oil Juice of 1 lemon Sea salt, to taste


  1. Wash cauliflower and pat dry. Trim ends and transfer to food processor. Pulse until “rice” forms. Set aside in large bowl.

  2. Peel and dice onion and garlic and add to pan with olive oil on medium heat. Cook for five minutes or until caramelized.

  3. Wash, pat dry, and dice zucchini and add to pan. Cook for five more minutes.

  4. Transfer vegetable mixture to cauliflower and toss well. Add lemon juice and olive oil.

  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Peel, devein, rinse,and pat shrimp dry.

  7. Bring olive oil to medium-high heat in pan and cook shrimp for three minutes on each side until cooked through and opaque. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

  8. Add almonds, ½ cup water, favorite hot sauce, sea salt, and pepper to blender or food processor and blend on high until creamy sauce forms. Add more water if needed.

  9. Serve shrimp over “rice” with spicy drizzle.

Recipe Credit: The Integrative Nutrition Cookbook, 2016


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