Monday, 22 June 2015

Spicy cauliflower rice

I adore rice, I could happily have it with every meal and after seeing my portion size gradually increase daily I decided that an alternative is needed.

I had heard of various cauliflower recipes however never bothered to try one out, partially because I don't advocate cutting out carbs drastically and partially because, well, I don't like cauliflower and have never felt the need to include it in my diet.
However after hearing so many good reviews and being assured that the rice does not taste like veg I decided to give it a go.

Once again I pulled up some ideas online and in books and failed to adhere to any of them, opting for my own version of a spicy rice.

I understand there are different methods of cooking, I found that drizzling on some olive oil and putting it in the ovan works a treat.
Here is what I did.

Makes about 4 portions, although its so nutritious that you could opt for double portions completely guilt free.

One cauliflower
One pepper
About 7 mushrooms
Two cloves of garlic
Chili flakes (as much or as little as you like)

Begin by removing the leaves from the cauliflower and cutting off the florets. Try not to use the stalks.
Add to a food processor and pulse until it forms rice like pieces before removing and adding to a bowl.
Chop the pepper and mushrooms and do the same.
Add chili flakes, paprika, finely chopped garlic and any other spices you like before stirring.
When you want to cook use a spoon to add the desired portion to a small baking tray.
Spread thinly and evenly
Drizzle on some olive oil and combine.
Place in oven for 10 mins (200 degrees) stirring once half way through.

If you don't own a food processor then grating the cauliflower works just as well, just aim to chop any extras into small pieces.

I would love to know if you try this recipe and what you think.  Have you got any delicious recopies to share? Enjoy :)


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