Creole Ham & Rice

A taste of the Bayou

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      35 min

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Well Fed Weeknights: Complete Paleo Meals in 45 Minutes or Less

By Melissa Joulwan

Published 2016

  • About

This recipe is based on a one-pot meal for creole ham and rice with kidney beans. I found the original in a magazine when I was in college, and I’ve been carting it around on an index card for nearly 25 years. I realized recently that I could make a paleo-friendly version to get this old favorite back on the menu. I ditched the beans, replaced the rice with cauliflower, and added peppers for color and sweetness. The thyme, cayenne, and celery seed are flavorful without being overwhelming, a