- Mediterranean-Inspired Low Carb One-Pot Dishes
- One-Pot Portuguese-Inspired Cauliflower Rice and Chicken
- Mediterranean Cauliflower Rice with Olives
- 6 Keto-Friendly and Low Carb Swaps for Rice
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.
One-Pot Portuguese-Inspired Cauliflower Rice and Chicken
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.
Mediterranean Cauliflower Rice with Olives
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.