Not so dirty… Dirty Rice
Back when I was a kid and I had the metabolism of a humming bird, I loved to eat dirty rice. Good ol’ southern cooking, it doesn’t get any better than that!
I remember running around all day, barefoot wearing only my older brothers hand-me-down bugle boy jeans that I cut off into shorts and no shirt. I ran wild like a cave woman in those days! We had to line up by the back door when it was time to come in for dinner and wait our turn to get sprayed down with the water hose before granted entry into the house. We would get filthy dirty, but we had fun! Needless to say after a day of playing hard I was starving, and the smell of grandma’s dirty rice made me drool.. I couldn’t get cleaned up fast enough! Fast forward 20ish..or 30ish years and that humming bird metabolism is no where to be found. Actually, I must have passed it through my womb into my daughter during birth because I have not seen it since and she is a bean pole and eats like a full grown man. Point is, I can no longer eat grandma’s good ol’ southern cooking, not exactly how she made it at least. I do however still crave those spicy delish dishes! So behold.. here is the “Not so dirty… Dirty Rice”
1 Pound ground chicken
1/2 Head of cauliflower (grated)
1 Jalepeno (chopped)
1 garlic clove minced
1 Tsp cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp EVOO
1/4 Cup chicken broth
Brown the ground chicken in skillet with cayenne pepper.
In seperate skillet add grated cauliflower, chopped jalepeno, minced garlic, and EVOO. Sautee for 5 min.
Add the chicken broth and ground chicken into the skillet with the cauliflower, and mix all together.
Cover and hit it to high heat for a minute or two.
Turn the heat off and keep the lid on for 3 minutes allowing the broth to be absorbed.
Get your plates ready.. uncover and inhale the yummy aroma of the Not So Dirty Rice you are about to scarf down!
220 Calories. 5 Carbs. 19g Protein.