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Low Carb Prawn, Chorizo and Cauliflower Couscous

Low Carb Prawn, Chorizo and Cauliflower Couscous

This cauliflower couscous or rice dish is a real coctail of flavours, textures and makes a sublime low carb meal to enjoy all year round at any point in the day. 
Course Main Course, Main Dish, Warm salad
Cuisine Mediterranean, Ramona's Cuisine
Keyword cauliflower couscous, cauliflower rice, chorizo recipe, gluten free, low carb, prawn salad, seafood dish
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 169kcal


  • 1 cauliflower head cut into small florets
  • 200 g prawns tiger prawns cleaned *
  • 120 g Chorizo cut into small cubes
  • 100 g red cabbage shredded
  • 2 whole roast peppers *
  • 3 whole garlic cloves
  • 10 sprigs of fresh parsley or coriander
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ¾ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 whole chilli red Thai
  • 1 whole lemon or 1 lime to squeeze before serving optional


  • I always prefer preparing all ingredients first. Cut cauliflower into small florets and using a blender pulse the cauliflower florets until they form grains that resemble rice or couscous. Make sure not to over pulse them. Prepare the prawns, garlic and all the other ingredients. Peel wash and chop as required.
  • Place a pan on medium fire and add ⅔ of the chorizo. Shallow fry it for 1 min stirring a few times. I normally collect the extra oil (with a spoon or a tissue) as chorizo can release quite a bit. This is up to you if you wish to do this.
  • Add the red cabbage, ⅔ of the chopped garlic, some black pepper, turmeric, the smoked paprika and the chopped roast pepper. Sauté all for 2-3 minutes or until the red cabbage shreddings have reached the desired texture. I love it crunchy.
  • Add the cauliflower couscous to the chorizo mix, season and cook ( uncovered) for 4-5 minutes stirring from time to time until the cauliflower becomes tender. When ready, turn the heat off. If you cover with a lid, cooking time will half.
  • Meanwhile, place a separate pan on a low/medium fire pan add the ⅓ remaining chorizo and allow this to release some oil. Add the prawns, one chopped garlic clove, season with a pinch of salt and pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes until the prawns are nice and pink.
  • Add these to the cauliflower couscous together with the chopped parsley and the Thai red chilli if you choose to add. Serve immediately whilst hot with a drizzle of lemon juice and … enjoy!


Low Carb Prawn, Chorizo and Cauliflower Couscous
  • ready made cauliflower couscous or rice can be used - you can find it now ready made in almost all supermarkets here in the UK
  • I have used Jumbo/King or tiger prawns as they are called with shell and I have cleaned them all and left three with shell for decoration. I think you can buy the ready clean ones from the supermarket as long as they are big and juicy it’s perfect.
  • If you don’t have roast peppers which are normally found in a jar use fresh ones which you could roast if you want to for different flavour or simply cook the fresh ones with the Chorizo.
  • Chorizo goes very well with prawn but you can replace this with pancetta or any cooking meaty sausage.
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Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 846mg | Potassium: 561mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 871IU | Vitamin C: 88mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 2mg