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Middle Eastern Cauliflower Rice

Middle Eastern Cauliflower Rice

Middle Eastern Cauliflower Rice

Many people have steamed cauliflower pieces as a side with their dinner, but nowadays cauliflower has become an alternative for those who want to substitute it for rice. I decided to add a Middle Eastern twist to cauliflower rice and make it a tasty dish you can even eat by itself as a meal!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cauliflower head
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 capsicum
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped coriander
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon of sweet paprika
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup of sultanas (you can add more if your like)

Method:

  1. Grate the cauliflower to end up with a generous amount of rice sized pieces.
    You could also use a food processor if you have a grating disc attachment on your food processor. The other option is to buy a packet of cauliflower rice at the supermarket
  2. Heat a fry pan on the stove to low heat and pour olive oil in the pan
  3. Add the chopped onion to the pan, and once a little brown, add the chopped capsicum to the pan and mix until the capsicum has softened
  4. Add the two chopped garlic cloves into the pan and mix
  5. Add the turmeric, cumin powder, coriander powder and sweet paprika and mix
  6. Add the grated cauliflower to the pan and mix until it starts to brown. Add the chopped coriander and mix well before turning off the stove
  7. In a separate pan, fry the sesame seeds and sultanas in a little butter. You can substitute the butter for Coconut Oil if you are Vegan. If you would like a crunchy taste, you can add pumpkin seeds too (optional)
  8. Finally, pour the cauliflower rice and the sesame seed and sultana mixture into a bowl, mix and serve. You can add your own sides or eat by itself
  9. Enjoy!! 😍