Saturday, April 5, 2014

Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower "Rice"

Where have I been?! If you have not tried making cauliflower 'rice' this is your chance! As a grain-free family, rice is something that I miss from time to time. Coming from a Latin home, rice is part of almost every dish ans it was hard to give it up. The other day I craved it and finally decided to try making cauliflower "rice". I am always looking for ways to incorporate a large variety of veggies for O. Cauliflower is not one we have often so it was time to add it in. 

So, here is a little taste of my interpretation on "Latin rice" 

Cilantro-Lime Cauliflower "Rice"

  1/2 head of Cauliflower 
  1/4 cup frozen or fresh Peas
  1/4 cup thinly chopped Carrots 
  Handful of fresh Cilantro
  1-2tbs fresh Lime Juice 
  1/4 cup Onions 
  2 cloves Garlic (minced) 
  1/4 tsp Cumin
  1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  1tsp  of Ghee. Grass-fed Butter or Coconut oil (I used Ghee because if gives it a more savory taste)


1. Break off the "flowers" from the core and place them in a food processor and pulse to the desired consistency. I like mine in small pieces for the rice consistency and pulse about 8-10 times. If you do not have a food processor, simply chop it into small pieces.

2. On medium heat, melt the Ghee and add minced garlic for about 15 seconds, add onions and sauté for a couple of minutes until golden in color.

3. Add the cauliflowerc, cumin, salt, pepper, lime juice, and sauté until you achieve your desired consistency. I like if to hold it's shape and to have a little crunch so I cook it for about 5-8minutes. Add Cilantro and mix in one minute before it is ready. Cool and serve! 


If you have perfected this recipe or have any suggestions be sure to comment below. 
~ Blessings to All~