Shrimp and Riced Cauliflower Recipe


This Shrimp and Riced Cauliflower recipe is a low carb, low Weight Watchers Points recipe and makes a delicious dinner for the whole family.

This entree uses already riced cauliflower you can get from the store. If you prefer, you can make your own using cauliflower florets.

With only 4 FreeStyle SmartPoints, this meal will not make you go over your daily allowance.

Counting carbs instead of points? This recipe has only 3 grams of carbs so it will fit within your diet program.

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Below are the list of ingredients, directions, recipe nutrition information and Weight Watchers points.

Shrimp and Riced Cauliflower

This recipe is not only tasty, it's quick and easy to make. So if you are short on time, then plan this shrimp meal for dinner tonight.

Recipe Type:

entree, seafood

Degree of Difficulty:

Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 lb shrimp (21 to 25), peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup cauliflower rice
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1 tbs garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 pinch parsley

Directions

  1. Place frozen (or fresh) cauliflower rice in microwavable dish. Cook uncovered for about 4 - 5 minutes or until desired tenderness.
  2. Season shrimp with salt and pepper.
  3. Using medium high heat, place olive oil and butter in large skillet.
  4. Add garlic to skillet as butter begins to melt.
  5. Cook garlic just until fragrant (do not brown).
  6. Add shrimp to skillet in a single layer.
  7. Turn heat to high and cook shrimp for about 3 minutes.
  8. Turn shrimp over and cook the other side for another 3 minutes.
  9. Turn off heat and cover until ready to serve.
  10. Place 1/4 cup of cauliflower rice on each plate.
  11. Add approximately 6 Shrimp on top of rice to each plate and serve.

Cooking Times

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 6 minutes

Nutrition Facts for Shrimp and Riced Cauliflower

Nutrition facts shown below are per serving. The number of serving is noted in the header section below. The serving size is the first item noted on the nutrition facts table.


Nutrition Per Serving

Number of Servings: 4
Serving Size 1 serving
Calories 171
Total Fat 10.3g
      Sat Fat 4.3g
Cholesterol 158.2mg
Sodium 721.1mg
Total Carbohydrates 3.1g
      Fiber < 1g
      Sugar < 1g
Protein 16.2g

Weight Watchers Points

FreeStyle
SmartPoints:
4 pts
SmartPoints
Non FreeStyle:
5 pts
Points
Plus:
5 pts
Original
Points:
4 pts

The shrimp and cauliflower rice was not used to calculate the FreeStyle points. All other points do not include the cauliflower rice.

Tips

You can change this up by using different spices and seasonings to give this shrimp and riced cauliflower recipe a new taste.



Here are various methods of cooking cauliflower rice from epicurious that you can try.




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