It seems like once you get this trick of turning cauliflower into rice down, the sky is the limit with different flavor combinations. Why not try something a little exotic? Let’s go with a Moroccan style cauli-rice… This dish is so flavorful (and very easy to make!) that it would go well with very simple proteins — broiled or grilled fish, roasted turkey legs or pork loin. Hopefully this translates to an easy weeknight meal on your end.
Heads up – I did use a fair amount of coconut oil because I enjoy the flavor and don’t mind the fat. I’d rather err on the side of not having my cauliflower stick. However, if you would prefer to cut back to only a tablespoon, you probably could.
1 head organic cauliflower
1/2 cup diced white or yellow onion
1 clove garlic, minced
2 TBSP sliced almonds
2 TBSP dried organic currants
1 TBSP fresh mint, chopped or torn
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 TBSP coconut oil (get quality brands here)
Break down the head of cauliflower into large florets. Working in batches, pulse the florets in a food processor until they reach a rice-like texture. Personally, I don’t mind the larger stem pieces that don’t seem to break down as quickly. I know this is cauliflower and I don’t mind the size discrepancies. Set the riced cauliflower aside; you should have about 4 cups.
Preheat a large skillet to medium heat and melt two tablespoons of coconut oil. Gently sauté the diced onion, minced garlic and sea salt until the onion has softened and become somewhat translucent. Add the cauliflower to the pan and continue sautéing for ten to fifteen minutes. The cauliflower will need to release moisture and soften a bit. I don’t cook my cauliflower rice until it browns, but you certainly can.
When the cauli-rice is tender, add the sliced almonds, dried currants and fresh mint. Stir together and let cook for just three to five minutes more.
Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with additional mint (and/or sliced almonds too, if you like).
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A food processor makes chopping a head of cauliflower into rice-like texture a breeze! It’s best to work in batches to get an even result. This certainly beats grating by hand! There are many brands to choose from. Here are some examples: