Dirty Rice


1/2 head of a large cauliflower, 3-4 cups riced

1/2 bell pepper (green is traditional for dirty rice, but I used orange)

2 large mushrooms

1 fresh jalepeno

1/2lb ground sausage (make sure to choose a nitrate free brand without fillers or added sugar, pastured pork is best)

1tbs tarragon (tarragon has a strong flavor, if you are not a fan you can use parsley instead, I loved the taste the tarragon added)

1tsp of salt to taste

1tbs garlic minced or powder

1/4 tsp cayenne

1 tsp ground lemon peel, lemon zest or lemon pepper seasoning.

1/2 tsp pepper

1-2 tbs butter for the pan

Rice your cauliflower and set aside. Finely dice the bell pepper, mushrooms, and jalepeno. In a skillet with 1-2 tbs butter, cook your veggies and the sausage until cooked through. Add in your cauliflower and mix well. Add all of your seasonings and cook 5 minutes longer. Serve alone or as a side dish! This makes 2-4 servings.