It’s been a very veggie focused week here at FNE HQ! After getting several requests, I’ve added a delicious new vegetarian meal planner to my 30 Day Sugar Detox online program.
As you might imagine, I’ve been doing a fair amount of recipe testing and I think I just might have stumbled on my best recipe for Cauliflower Rice yet!
I’ll be honest; cauliflower and I have never had the best relationship.
And it often came out really soggy and full of very strong cheese, which I’ve since learnt doesn’t actually suit my digestive system!
My kids and my husband are also not big fans of cauliflower, but it’s such a great superfood; it’s also really cheap and I know loads of people love it.
I love cauli rice, because it’s a great way to substitute rice if you’re looking for a nutritious grain-free or low carb meal.
You can buy cauli and broccoli rice in most supermarkets now, but I like to make it myself.
To make cauli rice, just take out the big stalk, break up the florets, put them in your food processor and pulse to make grains.
Don’t put it in a nutri bullet or similar, or it will turn it into smoothie!
Let me know what you think – the zesty flavour is really good I think!
Cauliflower Rice Recipe
- 1 head of cauliflower, big stalk removed
- 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 handful of freshly chopped mint leaves
- 1 handful of freshly chopped coriander leaves
- Zest and juice of 1 lemon
- Zest and juice of 1 orange, plus extra orange segments
- 2 tablespoons of pine nuts
- Salt and pepper.
Talk the stalk out of the cauliflower and keep for soups.
Tip the cauli rice into a bowl, and season well with salt and pepper. Stir in the olive oil, mint, coriander, zest and juice of 1 lemon and 1 orange.
Check your seasoning – add extra if needed.
Put a dry saucepan onto the heat – add the pine nuts and gently toast, making sure they don’t burn.
Peel and slice another orange.
Serve with your favourite protein accompaniment – chicken, fish, beans… whatever you wish!
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