Cauliflower is the new rice. It is also the new potato. Apparently, it is also the new chicken wing. I like to use it whenever I think of a recipe that could really use a fat, sexy starch. Like this one! This casserole is full of proteiny chicken and the savory goodness of a creamy pasta casserole without all the problems it can bring in your big old belly! It is very satisfying and some day soon, I will be revamping it once more to reduce the calories without removing the flavor and satiety it has now.
I first had Pork Pernil when I read a recipe for it on Reddit.com almost 8 years ago and decided to do something similar but with more flavor bonuses. It’s a Puerto Rican dish that makes something amazing out of a cheap cut of meat. Great for a slow cooker meal that can last for days for just few bucks! I have used it as our main protein or the base of a cream cheese pork dip and even crisped it up in a pan like a pork fritter!