As is true with all good paella, the place to start is with a good sofrito. Sofrito; is the spanish name for the of the slowly cooked combination of chopped garlic onion and tomato which is reduced slowly until the onions and garlic have lightly caramelized and turned translucent and the liquid from the tomatoes has almost completely evaporated leaving you with a flavor packed paste to start your paella off in the right direction. This serves as an important first step in the process and allows your paella to have a deeper more complex flavor profile which is especially important for our low carb variation because the cauliflower rice takes much less time to cook than a traditional rice paella would. Since the cauliflower rice cooks quite quickly it is important to coax as much flavor from your ingredients as you can before adding your cauliflower.
Some of what I love about this recipe is that it gives you all of that great paella flavor, texture, and colors in about ½ the time, and it doesn’t leave you feeling full and guilty because of all of the carbs you tend to pack away when eating the traditional dish. Another great aspect of this dish is its versatility, it is so easy to swap out any of the proteins depending on what you prefer. Fish, chicken, chorizo, shellfish, beef, pork, or can be completely vegetarian using tofu soyrizo or fresh veggies and still carry a huge amount of flavor. This is a truly great recipe that I hope everyone can easily master and enjoy to cook for friends and family.
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7/4/2021 10:37:01 am
Cant wait to try this. Ive attempted similar bc I love paella
7/4/2021 10:38:20 am
LovePaella and tried similar to this. Will try this one for sure!
7/6/2021 09:08:35 am
Sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try
7/6/2021 09:45:22 am
This looks great. Looking forward to making this one!!
7/6/2021 12:25:57 pm
This looks delish
7/6/2021 07:30:44 pm
That looks perfect!!
7/7/2021 07:53:02 am
This is a great recipe, many ppl are afraid to use cauliflower rice in a dish like this because of how fast it can get mushy. Great how you talk about that exactly and the importance of pulling as much flavor as possible before adding the cauliflower!
7/7/2021 08:58:11 am
Can’t wait to try this…would love to substitute with quinoa or cauliflower rice!
Carley J Jennings
7/7/2021 09:03:20 am
Carley J Jennings
7/14/2021 12:33:08 am
Made this at home great recipe!
7/30/2021 07:59:07 am
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