Cauliflower “Rice” Paella


Ingredients (Serves 4):

  • 1 bag cauliflower rice (Trader Joe’s)- or you can do this yourself but I love the pre-done TJ version
  • 1 lb mussels
  • 1/2 lb clams
  • 1/2 lb chorizo
  • 1/2 lb shrimp
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper and 1 yellow pepper, diced
  • 1/2 tsp saffron
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 small can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup peas
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup vegetable stock


First cook the chorizo on a pan and slice it after cooking….set aside. In a large surfaced (and pretty deep) pan, heat the coconut oil over medium heat. Sautee the onions and peppers until onions are translucent. Add the riced cauliflower and shrimp into the pan and add seasonings (keep heat at medium). Cover and cook for about 6-8 minutes. Then add the diced tomatoes, vegetable stock, and peas. Reduce heat to a bit lower medium heat and cover & cook for about 7 minutes. Then add the clams, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Add the mussels, cover and cook for another 5 minutes. Then add the chorizo in last and stir thoroughly. Make sure all mussel and clam shells are open and remove from heat. Let this stand, covered for about 5-10 minutes before serving. Pair with a delicious red wine! 🙂