Good morning! Did you guys have a good weekend? I did! Friday night we went to Lucky’s in the Seaport to celebrate our friend’s- Jessi & Chuck- engagement. I feel like I NEVER go out in the city on Friday nights so it was a fun thing to do. Saturday I taught and then hosted book club and then after church on Sunday RM and I went into the city for some shopping. All around, it was a great weekend filled with great friends and delicious food.
And, speaking of food, I have a super easy and super tasty dish to share with you today. I had made it a few weeks ago for RM and me and it was such a big hit that I decided to make it for book club. The girls all gave it rave reviews so I figured it’s time I share it with you!
Cauliflower rice is a relatively new food item in our home, but I can tell you that it’s quickly become a kitchen and meal staple. I’ve heard people talk about it a ton, but it wasn’t until I saw it in a “Best Healthy Shortcuts” roundup over at Barrister’s Beet that I decided to finally try it myself. I headed over to Trader Joe’s and while I was grabbing a few bags of it (in hindsight, I should’ve grabbed many more!), I ended up grabbing a few other frozen bags of veggies, too, thinking I’d try throwing them all together.
The verdict? Pretty darn good! And when you make it with the spicy peanut sauce it turns into a consistency that literally seems like rice or quinoa. My friends were all shocked that it was just veggies! I almost feel bad sharing this as a “recipe” because it is SO easy, but I think you’ll enjoy how simple it is so I just had to share it.
- 1 bag of Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Rice
- 1/2 bag of Trader Joe’s Melodious Blend
- 1/3 bag of Trader Joe’s Roasted Corn
- 2 heaping tablespoons of Peanut Butter & Co.’s “The Heat Is On” peanut butter
- 1/4 cup Tamari
- EVOO, salt, pepper & garlic powder to taste
- In a large pan, heat up a few tablespoons of EVOO. Once the pan is warm, add in the bag of frozen cauliflower rice, 1/2 bag of melodious blend & 1/3 bag of roasted corn. Head until everything is thawed and warm.
- While the frozen veggies are heating, create your sauce by mixing the peanut butter and Tamari together.
- When the frozen veggies are nice and warm, add in the spicy peanut sauce and mix well.
Serve as is or you can add in some shrimp, chicken, sausage or egg! I served it atop roasted kale with a hard boiled egg for lunch, I’ve eaten it plain and RM had eaten it with the sausage we made a few months ago. I’ve eaten it warm or cold and no matter how it’s consumed, it’s delicious, but be warned- that peanut butter is VERY hot! If you are using regular peanut butter, I would suggest using plenty of hot pepper flakes and maybe even some hot sauce.
I apologize that the photos are not more appetizing… this is not a pretty dish, but it sure is tasty!
Questions for you: Have you been making any super easy meals lately? Do you like super spicy things or are you more a fan of the mild taste?