Coconut Cauliflower "Rice"

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Can anyone resist coconut rice? Giving up plain, boring brown and white rice isn't hard on a grain free diet, but the spicier and more interesting rices are much more missable. In the spirit of Paleo friendly cauliflower rice, I decided to make my own cauliflower rice. This one is a little bit spicier. A much more Thai-like coconut rice could be made by increasing the coconut milk and omitting the spices, raisins and cashews.

Sauteéd cauliflower takes on the flavor of oil and sweetens as it heats making it pretty believable as a pseudo rice base. Also, it looks and feels shockingly like rice, which is 2/3 of the eating experience anyway . . .

Coconut Cauliflower Rice

1/2 large head of cauliflower or 1 small cauliflower
1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
2/3 c. shredded, unsweetened coconut
1/2 c. raisins
1/2 c. cashews, chopped
1 Tbs. coconut oil
1/4 c. coconut milk
1 tsp. cardamom
1 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 Tbs. coconut sugar (optional)

1. In large pan, sauté onions over medium heat in coconut oil until translucent.
2. Meanwhile, roughly chop cauliflower.
3. Pulse cauliflower in food processor until texture of rice
4. Add remaining ingredients except for sea salt and coconut milk.
5. Cook for approximately 10-15 minutes, stirring often until cauliflower is cooked.
6. Turn heat off, stir in coconut milk and cover for about 5 minutes.
7. Serve.


Elana said...

I loved your comment on my blog about the soda tax; are you on twitter?

EcoliciousLife said...

Thanks Elana. And I love that you address food policy issues so important to our food and food supply along with your ingenious recipes. You were my first and remain my favorite gluten free website!

I'm only on Twitter through my business which is unassociated with the blog (and completely un food related).

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