I used to hate cooking dinner.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It felt like such a chore, a burden on my time and energy. And once my husband Chuck left his job to be the stay-at-home dad in 2013, I was more than ready to wash my hands of the responsibility. I felt like it was now his job, not mine.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But he hated it too. He’s not a recipe follower or a planner by nature, so every single night, dinner was a struggle. I’d come home starving and ready to eat, and he’d act like it was somehow a big surprise that I was hungry, and we’d either get into a big fight about it, or end up just going out for dinner. Sometimes both.⠀⠀⠀⠀
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But last year, as I committed to losing weight, and started following the Keto diet, something finally shifted in me. Maybe it was that I was no longer hangry, or that I stopped crashing in the afternoons. Whatever it was, I stopped looking at cooking as a chore and began relishing it as time to unwind and relax⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Instead of feeling like I HAVE to cook, I realized that I GET to cook.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And these days my favorite part of the whole day is coming home from work, throwing on my apron, pouring myself a glass of wine, turning on some mellow music, and letting my creative juices flow in the kitchen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Plus when I cook, my husband has to do the dishes!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It’s funny how reframing your perception, even just a little, from “I have to do this” to “I GET to do this” can make all the difference in the world.
In any case, this delicious Pan Seared Shrimp with Cheesy Spinach Cauliflower Rice is pretty incredible, whether you are Keto or not! It’s super easy to make, delicious, healthy, and even gluten free, and I hope this easy recipe will make dinner the favorite part of your day too!
Here is what you need:3 TBSP Ghee 1 shallot, minced 2/3 cup Heavy Cream 1 1/4 cups Parmesan cheese, shredded 4 cups spinach, chopped 1 bag frozen cauliflower rice 1 16oz bag Shrimp 1 TBSP Cajun Seasoning black pepper to taste Step 1: Mince shallot, set aside. Step 2: Chop spinach with kitchen scissors, then set aside. Step 3: Clean and de-vain shrimp, then add Cajun seasoning and let it sit. Step 4: Melt 1 tablespoon ghee, then saute shallot and add spinach and cook until wilted. Remove from pan. Step 5: Then add another tablespoon of ghee to pan and cook shrimp until lightly pink. 2-3 minutes. Step 6: Remove from pan and set aside. Then add another tablespoon of ghee to pan, add heavy cream, then Parmesan cheese, add black pepper and mix until melted. Step 7: Add spinach back to pan, then add shrimp. Step 8: Cook cauliflower rice according to package directions. Plate cauliflower rice and add shrimp and cheesy spinach mixture on top and enjoy.
Pan Seared Shrimp with Cheesy Spinach and Cauliflower Rice
Looking for a keto-friendly recipe, but sick of the same old bunless burgers and breakfast for dinner options? This simple pan-seared shrimp with cheesy spinach and cauliflower rice recipe is high fat, low carb, and 100% delicious!
- 3 TBSP Ghee
- 1 medium shallot (minced)
- 2/3 cups Heavy Cream
- 1 1/4 cups Parmesan cheese (shredded)
- 4 cups Fresh spinach (chopped)
- 1 bag frozen cauliflower rice
- 1 16 oz bag of Shrimp
- 1 TBSP Cajun Seasoning
- Black Pepper (to taste)
Mince shallot, and set aside.
Chop spinach with kitchen scissors, then set aside.
Clean and de-vein shrimp, then add Cajun seasoning and let it sit.
Melt 1 tablespoon ghee, then saute shallot and add spinach and cook until wilted. Remove from pan.
Then add another tablespoon of ghee to pan and cook shrimp until lightly pink. 2-3 minutes.
Remove from pan and set aside. Then add another tablespoon of ghee to pan, add heavy cream, then Parmesan cheese, add black pepper and mix until melted.
Add spinach back to pan, and then add shrimp. Cook cauliflower rice according to package directions.
Plate cauliflower rice and add shrimp and cheesy spinach mixture on top and enjoy.