Thursday, 12 March 2015

CAULIFLOWER RICE

I've been away for a few days, experiencing what California has to offer in the way of vegan food and dining. Before I share that experience, here's a recipe that's been long overdue to appear on the blog...

Cauliflower rice has been on my to-do list for the longest time so I'm incredibly excited to share this easy, delicious, no-fuss recipe. If you're after a lighter alternative to regular brown, white or basmati rice, then this is a must-try for you. Spice it up on its own, or serve it with a tasty vegetable stew/sauce - the choice is yours. I had mine with a red pepper stew made with bite-size chunks of jerusalem artichokes. 


Ingredients
- 1 large cauliflower
- 1 tsp olive oil
- fresh thyme

                                           

Cut the cauliflower into small florets, discard the outer leaves.



Place the florets in a food processor.


Pulse until you are left with a grainy rice-like consistency. Be careful not to blend it excessively. Take out any large lumps that escaped the blade.


Heat a teaspoon of olive oil in a large pan and add the cauliflower rice. Stir and cover. Leave to cook on low heat for 5-7 minutes until the cauliflower is slightly more tender and warmed all the way through. Alternatively, you can skip this step and have it raw. I wanted mine slightly warm and soft.


Serve with a generous sprinkling of fresh thyme. Eat on its own or with your favourite vegetable stew/sauce.







9 comments:

  1. I've always wondered how it was done. Erm, can you use a blender?

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    1. For sure, but you'd need to be careful when pulsing it so it doesn't turn to mush completely. Perhaps pulse and mix the cauliflower around as you go along.

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    2. You answered my question too re: blender—thanks Tomi!

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  2. Just made some and had it with stew, surprisingly good and quite filling. Will try making some jollof with it, wish me luck. xx

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    1. Ooh glad you like it. You read my mind - cauliflower jollof is definitely on the cards. Can't wait to see how yours turns out xx

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  3. When cooking its white, do u put salt to d cauliflower?

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