Keto Dirty Cauliflower Rice Recipe

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Need a healthy side dish for dinner? Try this savory keto dirty cauliflower rice recipe. It’s unforgettable!

Keto Dirty Cauliflower Rice Recipe

I absolutely love trying new recipes! It’s even better when my entire family loves something too. I struck gold when I created this recipe. Everyone loved it! Try it, I bet yours does too. 

Keto Dirty Cauliflower Rice Recipe

What Is Keto Dirty Cauliflower Rice Recipe? 

Don’t worry, the rice isn’t actually dirty! (Just in case someone actually wondered that). 

Keto Dirty Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Dirty rice is usually fried rice with spices that make it look earthy, with dark colors. That’s where the “dirty” term comes from. Instead of clean, white rice, it comes out with lots of darker colors. 

My Favorite Cauliflower Rice Recipe

I’ve made cauliflower rice before that was pretty amazing, but this one is even better! Maybe it’s the bacon grease, or maybe it’s the texture of the fresh, chopped veggies. Try it and see if you can figure out what you love best about it! 

Keto Dirty Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Quick Keto Dinner

This entire recipe could be dinner in one pot! Yup, it’s an easy keto skillet dinner idea that doesn’t use any extra dishes. That’s always a winner in my book. Plus, it only takes about 20 minutes to make. 

Keto Dirty Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Save time by prepping your veggies ahead of time. Store your chopped veggies in the fridge up to a week ahead of time and you’ll be ready to just put them in the skillet and go! 

Another time-saver is to use frozen cauliflower rice. Sure, you can make your own cauliflower rice from a fresh head of cauliflower, but don’t. It’s not worth it. It’s very time-consuming and the frozen bag is the same exact thing! 

Make Keto Dirty Cauliflower Recipe Ahead Of Time

Even though this is one of the easiest keto family meals you will ever make, you can make it even easier yet by making it ahead of time. 

Keto Dirty Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Fry up this recipe and then let it cool completely. You can then freeze it in a zippered freezer bag. Leave it in the freezer for up to 3 months. 

More Cauliflower Rice Recipes

My family loves cauliflower rice, especially when I make them these recipes. Try them with your family next! 

When you are ready to make this dinner, let it thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Then, dump it in a skillet with some olive oil or bacon grease and serve it for dinner when it’s heated completely. So easy! 

The Best Spices for Keto Diry Cauliflower Rice 

I think I found the perfect combination of spices for my easy keto dinner. Feel free to modify it to suit your family’s taste buds. That’s the beauty of cooking. You can add a bit more or less and make it all your own! 

The spices I used are: 

  • Paprika – gives it a smoky taste
  • Oregano – for an earthy and slightly-sweet flavor
  • Thyme
  • Cayenne Pepper – add more or less if you like heat and spice
  • Salt – Leave this out if you use garlic salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder – substitute with garlic salt if that’s what you have

Vegetables to Use in Keto Dirty Rice

What are your favorite vegetables? Use them in this recipe! Fried rice is a dish that you can change up and make it different every time. 

Here are the vegetables I used, but you can add different ones if you want. Remember, vegetables all have different amounts of carbs in them. If you are trying to stay in ketosis, track your macros. 

My favorite veggies for keto dirty rice are: 

  • Celery 
  • Red bell pepper
  • Diced Onion
  • Garlic

If you don’t like chopping fresh onions, don’t worry, I don’t either! You can just use frozen diced onions from the store. Easy! 

Keto Dirty Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Here’s a list of ingredients you ‘ll need to make this recipe. The exact measurements can be found in the printable recipe card below.

Ingredients:

  • Bacon grease or olive oil 
  • Turkey or your ground meat of choice
  • Celery 
  • Red bell pepper 
  • Small onion
  • Garlic 
  • Paprika
  • Oregano
  • Dried thyme
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Salt 
  • Garlic powder
  • Black pepper
  • Water or chicken stock for added flavor
  • Frozen cauliflower rice
  • Green Onions

Instructions: 

Using a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bacon grease or oil and the ground meat.  Season with 1 tsp. salt, ¼ tsp. pepper and ½ tsp. garlic powder. 

Keto Dirty Cauliflower Rice Recipe

After the meat is browned, reduce the heat to medium and add the onion, celery, and bell pepper. Continue to cook for about 5 minutes until the veggies are tender and the onions are translucent.

Add the minced garlic and the next four ingredients and cook for about another minute.

Add the frozen cauliflower rice, chicken stock or water and season with the remaining ½ tsp. salt and ½ tsp. garlic powder.

Combine thoroughly and use the liquid to loosen and deglaze the bottom of the pan. Continue to cook, stirring often, until the cauliflower rice is soft and there is no extra liquid left in the pan. Garnish with sliced green onion and serve!

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KETO DIRTY CAULIFLOWER RICE RECIPE

Need a healthy side dish for dinner? Try this savory keto dirty cauliflower rice recipe. It’s unforgettable!

Course dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword KETO DIRTY CAULIFLOWER RICE RECIPE
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 107 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp bacon grease or olive oil 
  • 1 lb ground turkey or your ground meat of choice
  • 4 ribs celery diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced bell 
  • 1/2 small diced onion
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp oregano - dried
  • 1/4 tsp thyme- dried 
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt  - divided
  • 1 tsp garlic powder - divided
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup water or chicken stock for added flavor
  • 12 oz frozen cauliflower rice
  • Sliced Green Onions

Instructions

  1. Using a heavy bottomed skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bacon grease or oil and the ground meat.  Season with 1 tsp. salt, ¼ tsp. pepper and ½ tsp. garlic powder. 

  2. After the meat is browned, reduce the heat to medium and add the onion, celery and bell pepper. Continue to cook for about 5 minutes until the veggies are tender and the onions are translucent. Add the minced garlic and the next four ingredients and cook for about another minute.

  3. Add the frozen cauliflower rice, chicken stock or water and season with the remaining ½ tsp. salt and ½ tsp. garlic powder. Combine thoroughly and use the liquid to loosen and deglaze the bottom of the pan. Continue to cook, stirring often, until the cauliflower rice is soft and there is no extra liquid left in the pan.

  4. Garnish with sliced green onion and serve!

Recipe Notes

Calories: 107 per serving
Net Carbs:  5 Net Carbs Per Serving

The nutritional information for this recipe is calculated as a courtesy and is an approximate only. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipes on this site.

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