Shrimp and Cauli Grits

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Don’t compromise when it comes to your food. You don’t have to pick between comfort food and healthy food, guilty or guiltless, satisfied or starving. With this Shrimp and Cauli Grits recipe, we’ve subbed out the grits with cauliflower rice, cutting back on both carbs and calories. Don’t worry, you’ll still feel that warm-the-belly southern charm. So call your pescatarian friend(s), your gym junkies, your southern bells, and good ‘ol boys to the table to share in this crowd pleasing, all walks appeasing dish.


  • 3 cups cauliflower rice
  • 15 shrimp (any variety)
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 scallions (the white parts)
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • salt (staples)
  • pepper (staples)
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    1. Put a medium pan on the stove over high heat. Add 2 tablespoons of butter to the pan, along with the cauliflower rice, and a splash of warm water.
    2. Place a large cast iron pan on the stove over high heat. Season your shrimp with smoked paprika, cayenne, salt, pepper and massage the seasonings into the shrimp. Place 2 tablespoons of butter into your large pan to coat the bottom. Once the butter is melted and the pan is screaming hot, add the shrimp. Spread them out, making sure that each shrimp is touching the surface of the pan.
    3. Add cream cheese to the cauli rice and let it melt down for a couple of minutes, giving it a few stirs along the way.
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium20% DV480mg
    Fat32% DV21g
    Protein24% DV12g
    Carbs3% DV9g
    Fiber12% DV3g
    Calories260Calories from Fat190
    Total Fat21g32%
    Saturated Fat12g60%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat190
    Total Carbohydrate9g3%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Vitamin A40%
    Vitamin C70%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Sheelan a day ago
    turned out great, really easy to make and has great flavor!
    Cynequa Sain 3 days ago
    Nah. This is too far. Rice, yes. Ain't no replacing grits! So disrespectful to this very classic, cultural dish. You tried it. Mainstream people bout to gobble it up though.
    Cynthia a month ago
    This dish was delicious. Next time, I will buy fresh Shrimp. I will definately make it again!!!

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