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Low Carb One-Pot Dishes for Fall
Embrace the flavors of the Mediterranean with these delicious, low carb one-pot dishes.
There’s nothing more comforting and delicious than a creamy one-pot dish when the temperature comes down and the leaves start falling. Yet, these cozy meals are often rice-based, and while rice is a good source of fiber, one cup of cooked brown rice has about 50 grams of carbs, and a cup of cooked white rice has about 53 grams of carbs, which is a lot for your low carb lifestyle. On the other hand, one cup of cauliflower rice only has about 3 grams of carbs.
Mediterranean-Inspired Low Carb One-Pot Dishes
When you swap rice for cauliflower rice, these quick and easy one-pot dishes are naturally low in carbs. They are inspired by the flavors of the Mediterranean, including olives, feta and saffron.
Portugal is the inspiration for this chicken and rice dish, which uses rotisserie chicken, a budget-friendly and convenient option that is perfect for busy weeknights. In addition to chicken, you have soppressata, a pork salami seasoned with salt, dried chili peppers, black peppercorn and red wine. Kalamata olives add a bit of briny flavor, red bell pepper brings freshness, and it is all infused with saffron, which permeates the dish with a bright, yellow color and earthy, slightly sweet flavor.
This plant-based dish features crisp broccoli florets, and Castelvetrano olives, which are grown in Sicily and boast a buttery-sweet flavor, bright green color and crisp, meaty texture. Pickled red onions and red pepper flakes add a bite, and it is all combined with feta cheese and cauliflower rice and drizzled with a sauce of lime, tahini and olive oil.