This is the one-pot low-carb dinner you’ve been waiting for! It’s an easy skillet-meal, perfect for a weeknight, but doesn’t have loads of pasta or rice. Just cauliflower shredded to look like rice. Plus zucchini and kielbasa. What’s not to love?
The other day Eric and I stopped at Kohl’s to get our free Twix Bites. I don’t shop at Kohl’s much, but apparently my mom does, and she’s always giving me the free 10 bucks they send you in the mail. (Thanks Mom! Probably you wanted me to buy new clothes or something. I bought candy.)
(PS. Eric and I were actually on a date. Who else goes coupon shopping on their dates? What? No one?)
(Also, can I just say that I am SO good at buying exactly 10 dollars worth of free stuff. I rarely go a cent over. I just love when it’s actually FREE. They usually have scented candles on sale for less than 10, and that’s how I get my autumn scent fix on. But we were going to a movie, so Twix Bites was the obvious choice.)
Anyway. We were in the back of the store when we overheard a man call out to a Kohl’s employee:
“Excuse me, I want to ask about a women’s size 16.”
“You’re in the children’s section.”
“I’m so bad at this.”
Yes. Yes you are my friend. You are really bad at this. It reminds me of when my dad, bless his heart, would come home from work on a day my mom got her hair permed (every 6 months for 30 years) and NOT notice that her hair was suddenly in ringlets and she smelled like perm chemicals. HELLO.
I’m SO excited to share this meal with you guys! How often do I say that? Okay maybe I’m crying wolf, but I swear guys, this is one you are going to want to try. I was really craving something in a skillet a while back (that’s code for EASY.) I felt like everything I saw was pasta or rice-based. I wanted something vegetable-based that could stand on it’s own as a main dish. And that’s when I thought of cauliflower rice.
This was so flavorful! I seasoned it with dijon mustard, which compliments the kielbasa very well (a tip I borrowed from my friend Amy over at Very Culinary–this Kielbasa and Cabbage Skillet looks legit.)
You could replace the peas and zucchini with whatever veggies you have of course. Asparagus or carrots would be good, or a different squash. Let me know if you guys try it out!
You will totally love these other recipes too!
Asian Cauliflower “Rice” (This makes a great sub for rice when eating Thai Red Chicken with Cherry Tomatoes, Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowls, etc., or my favorite, this Slow Cooker Asian Pork Tenderloin with Ginger Glaze):
6-Ingredient One-Pot Vegetable Curry: This curry has cauliflower in it, but I have actually served it on top of cauliflower rice before. Everyone loved it (we had company over, and I knew my friend was trying to cut back on carbs–she was so excited when I told her she could actually eat the “rice”) Throw in some other veggies instead of cauliflower if it seems like overkill to you.
Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken with Asparagus: (At 77,000 pins, this is definitely a reader favorite here on The Food Charlatan! It’s so easy, and super impressive. Good for company :)
Other low-carb dishes from friends!
Low Carb Deep Dish Sausage Skillet Pizza from All Day I Dream About Food
Cauliflower Gratin with Sharp Cheddar and Parmesan from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Mexican Zucchini Beef Skillet from Low Carb Yum