I just love a great one-pot dish that makes everyone go wow. I prepare, cook, and serve right out of my beautiful braising pan. You can also use your paella pan. Thank you to D&D Market (the new Wethersfield, CT store) for the fresh ingredients to make this great recipe. Using cauliflower as your rice makes this dish a perfect paleo side dish or main course! This is also a stove-to-table dish without any mess in 30 minutes!

Cindy Anschutz Barbieri
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place cauliflower florets in a food processor; pulse into grains the size of rice.

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  • Combine hot water and saffron threads in a small bowl; let stand for 3 minutes to infuse.

  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a paella pan over medium heat. Add sausage; cook and stir until browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in zucchini and onion; cook for 3 minutes. Add saffron infusion, carrot, garlic, and cayenne pepper; cook for 1 minute.

  • Stir cauliflower "rice" and artichokes into the pan. Cook and stir until slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Pour in stock; season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until most of the stock is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Stir in snow peas; simmer until all stock is absorbed, 3 to 5 minutes more.

  • Remove paella from the heat and drizzle remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil on top.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute vegetable stock for the chicken stock if desired.

Use mild or hot sausage as preferred.

Nutrition Facts

427 calories; 26.9 g total fat; 26 mg cholesterol; 2196 mg sodium. 32 g carbohydrates; 18.1 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2017
We really liked this dish. It looked like a beautiful feast in the pan and it did not disappoint! Satisfying to the eye and to the tongue it was a warm filling lunch on a cold day in January! My only change was to use turkey sweet Italian sausage as that was all I could find at the grocer. I also do not have a paella pan so my 12" skillet was filled to the brim! Thanks for posting Cindy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2017
We really liked this dish. It looked like a beautiful feast in the pan and it did not disappoint! Satisfying to the eye and to the tongue it was a warm filling lunch on a cold day in January! My only change was to use turkey sweet Italian sausage as that was all I could find at the grocer. I also do not have a paella pan so my 12" skillet was filled to the brim! Thanks for posting Cindy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2017
We really liked this dish. It looked like a beautiful feast in the pan and it did not disappoint! Satisfying to the eye and to the tongue it was a warm filling lunch on a cold day in January! My only change was to use turkey sweet Italian sausage as that was all I could find at the grocer. I also do not have a paella pan so my 12" skillet was filled to the brim! Thanks for posting Cindy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2019
This was odd. It wasn t remotely close to a paella and tasted more like a stuffed cabbage. Hubby liked it and I thought it was just okay. 3 cups of liquid was too much and it never cooked off completely for us so it was pretty soupy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2016
This was fun to make for something different. For extra flavor I added paprika oregano and lemon juice. Quite yummy! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2017
I added a little shrimp and red peppers. it was great! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/22/2018
This tasted good and looked nice in the pan. However once scooped into bowls it looked awful. The leftovers looked even worse the next day -- they turned an awful shade of grey. Even though we all knew it tasted good we had a hard time eating the leftovers because they were just so ugly. And my family usually doesn't care about presentation at all. I don't think I'd ever make it again simply because it presents so poorly. Read More
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