This recipe turned out way better than I thought! I was surprised just how much it reminded me of New Orleans Dirty Rice! Despite not having the traditional Cajun heat usually found in this dish, it’s important to remember the essence of dirty rice is about having a generous amount of seasoning, which makes it “dirty.” The word “dirty” actually refers to the color of the rice after the spices have been added!
For this recipe, I of course used the AIP spice blend (because I use it for everything), however, I added a little more than normal plus a few others! I know there are some mixed feelings on whether or not okra is in fact okay on the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP). I consider it AIP, however, please be sure to do what works for you (based on your tolerance level). I really enjoyed eating it because it was such a wonderful departure from my usual veggies.
Also, I know that not everyone is a fan of okra’s texture. The key is to add it at the very end, to avoid the slimey effect!
For this recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
- 2 Cups chopped okra (I used frozen)
- 3 Cups cauliflower rice (I used frozen)
- 1 Pound of ground pork
- 1 Yellow onion
- 2 Tbsp. of AIP Seasoning
- 1 Tbsp. of oregano
- 1 Tsp. of rosemary salt (you can substitute one 1 tsp of pink Himalayan salt and 1 tsp of rosemary)
- 1 Glug of garlic infused olive oil
- Over medium heat, add olive oil to pan.
- Add yellow onion and cook until soft and translucent.
- Add ground pork and AIP seasoning. Make sure pork is fully cooked.
- Add cauliflower rice (cook until soft).
- Add remaining spices and let cook for 2 minutes.
- Add okra and let cook for about 4-5 minutes.