Dirty Cauliflower Rice

Servings 2 - 4 servings


  • 1 large head of cauliflower
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 pound hot Italian turkey sausage casings removed
  • 1 small white onion diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 1 green bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley chopped


  1. Remove cauliflower florets from stem. Pulse in food processor until rice-like. (You can also grate the rice by hand.) Set aside.
  2. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add turkey sausage and cook, breaking it up, until mostly cooked. Add onion, celery, and green bell pepper; cook until sausage is cooked through and the veggies have softened. Add cauliflower, garlic, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until the caulfilower has reached desired consistency, 3 - 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in parsley and lemon juice.