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Cauliflower “Rice” Paella

Cauliflower “Rice” Paella

Prep Time
15 minutes
Total Time
45 minutes
Skill Level


  • 1 (12 ounces) package Mann’s Cauliflower “Rice”
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 (12 ounces) soy crumbles or vegetable ground round
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup canned tomatoes, diced
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 2 cups kale, chopped
  • ½ cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¾ cup roasted red peppers, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • lemon wedges

The Method

The Method

The Method

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in large skillet set over medium heat; cook soy crumbles, garlic, ¼ teaspoons each salt and pepper, smoked paprika and red pepper flakes for 5-7 minutes or until soy crumbles are browned and cooked through. Transfer to plate.

Heat remaining oil in same skillet; cook onion, thyme, garlic and turmeric for 3-5 minutes or until onions start to soften. Stir in Cauliflower “Rice,” and remaining salt and pepper; cook 1-2 minutes or until well coated.  Stir in tomato paste; cook for 1 minute. Stir in diced tomatoes, vegetable broth and bay leaves; bring to boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes until Cauliflower “Rice” is tender-crisp.

Stir in kale and peas; cook for about 3 minutes or until Cauliflower “Rice” is tender, kale is wilted and peas are heated through. Stir in lemon juice, soy crumbles and peppers; cook for about 2 minutes or until heated through. Remove bay leaves. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with lemon wedges.


Substitute a pinch of saffron for turmeric if desired.

Serve with hot cooked rice if desired.

For a less-spicy soy crumble mixture, reduce or omit red pepper flakes.

Nutrition Facts
Servings: 381g | Servings: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 430 | Total Fat 13g (sat fat 2g trans 0g) | Cholesterol 0mg | Sodium 750mg | Total Carbohydrate 37g | Dietary Fiber 6g |Sugars 9g (Includes 0g Added Sugars) | Protein 60g | Vitamin D 0% | Calcium 25% | Iron 60% | Potassium 50%

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