Rice made with Cauliflowers – weird but yummy!
1 Whole Cauliflower/Broccoli Head
2 Cloves Garlic
1 Packet Enoki mushrooms
1 Pinch Rock salt
Optional Ingredients or whatever is in the fridge:
1 Bag Frozen Prawns
1 Dried or Fresh Chilli to taste
1 tbsp Pesto
- Defrost the prawns in boiling water and cut in half lengthways a simple way to double up the quantity.
- Either grate your broccoli/ cauliflower with a manual grater or in a food processor, it will look like coarse breadcrumbs.
- Once you have grated this there are two possible methods to cook it either fry it in a frying pan, or until it almost toasts in the pan or my preferred method bake it in the oven.
- For the oven method just line a baking tray with silver foil and drizzle some olive oil and then add the grated vegetable and toss slightly I also add some chillies or nuts sometimes to add to the flavour it takes about 20 minutes.
- Don’t worry you can keep any leftover cooked veggie rice in a Tupperware and use as you would use cold rice in salads, reheat or freeze for another day.
- When this is in the oven I heat up a ceramic pan until it is hot and then I add my enoki mushrooms. I chose these mushrooms as they give the dish a lovely added texture dimensions and for those avoiding carbohydrates it feels like you are eating noodles. I add some garlic and possibly some dried chillies depending on my mood and the prawns.
- I cook these until they are ready and the prawns have changed colour to a brighter pink and are firmer in texture and then I add the broccoli rice.
- I may also toss in some frozen peas or some fresh kale or spinach and allow it wilt in the ambient heat of the pan.
- It is a lovely light easy dish to cook and is filling. The broccoli or cauliflower don’t have their normal taste and so it is a great way of eating it.
Variations & Tips:
- Personally I add the prawns as I do believe for me I need a regular daily source of protein. Also I know that most men also require more protein than women so this is a good way for us both to have a healthy filling meal.
- Prawns are also a great source of magnesium and zinc. Just do be aware of where your prawns are sourced from and consider if you really want to eat Prawns from Thailand, for example.
- Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts are incredibly good for you despite their odorous side effects they have an amazing effect on the skin and in fact are a key ingredient in scientifically proven treatments to cure acne and rosacea.
- I really love this recipe as a quick healthy meal as roasting the grated vegetables changes their flavour and then adding nuts and prawns and other fridge vegetables boosts the colour, texture and taste.
Great to keep leftover cauliflower rice in the freezer and then you can just imp it up depending on your mood as it will defrost really quickly in a frying pan.