This Ham and Vegetable Cauliflower Rice Recipe is a tasty way to use up leftover ham after a holiday! This cauliflower rice recipe is so good, ever our kids ask for us to make it!
We love making delicious low carb recipes too! Try our Naked Sheet Pan Tacos for taco night or these Low Carb Hamburger Cheese Crisps for burger night! If you’re looking for more check out our Low Carb Dinner Collection!
Ham and Vegetable Cauliflower Rice Recipe
First of all, we all indulge too much over the holidays, right? Or most of us do anyway…I know there’s some of you out there that keep on track all the time, even over a holiday but not me.
Holidays are the time when I like to eat a second helping of sausage stuffing or have a few cookies after the big meal.
Then the next day you can get back on the right path by making a few healthier low carb dinners like this Ham and Vegetable Cauliflower Rice Recipe.
We’re trying to do a few low carb recipes here on the site and for us at home. This cauliflower rice recipe fairly low carb, but you can make it a much lower carb recipe by swapping out the peas for other low carb vegetables.
Now, you can totally make your own cauliflower rice for this recipe, I’m sure you all know how to do that by now. Just in case you don’t, here’s a link to a recipe, we’ve used before.
So we like to get our riced cauliflower at Trader Joe’s because for some reason it just tastes better than the others I’ve tried.
Maybe it’s the texture or the way they process it…I don’t know but we’re all obsessed with it.
What Can You Substitute In This Cauliflower Rice Recipe?
Pretty much anything you want.
You can swap out the ham for any protein that you like. Leftover turkey or leftover chicken would be delicious. Also ground beef or pork or even tofu if you want to keep it vegetarian!
Just use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth and you’ll be all set.
As far as the vegetables go, we always seem to have peas and carrots in our freezer so that’s what we used that day. It’s also a great way to get a cauliflower recipe like this in front of the kids and make it something they want to eat.
Lower carb vegetables like broccoli, asparagus, zucchini and spinach are going to be perfect in this cauliflower rice so feel free to swap it out!
The real recipe here is that we had gone out to dinner the night before and had some amazing risotto. Real rice risotto, full of carbs and cheese and cream…it was amazing.
Obviously we can’t be eating that all the time so we got to working on a low carb cauliflower rice version of that risotto recipe!
Looking For More Low Carb Recipes?
Try this cauliflower rice recipe with ham is perfect for a low carb dinner idea! You can swap out the ham or vegetables in this recipe to whatever you like or have on hand!
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups diced celery
- 1/2 cup diced red onion
- 1 1/2 cups frozen peas and carrots
- 1/4 cup chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons crushed garlic
- 5 cups riced cauliflower
- 2 cups diced ham
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup chicken broth
- 3/4 cup tomato sauce
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus extra for topping
- In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat.
- Add the celery and onion and cook, stirring, for 8-10 minutes until softened.
- Add the ham, peas, carrots, the chicken broth and crushed garlic. Stir to combine and cook for 5 minutes, uncovered.
- Next add the riced cauliflower to the skillet, stir and cover for another 5 minutes to soften the cauliflower rice.
- Now pour in the tomato sauce and cream, stir and season with salt and pepper.
- Add the parmesan cheese, stir and serve with extra parmesan cheese for topping.
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