Thursday, 4 December 2014

Spiced cauliflower rice with almonds and chorizo

Spiced cauliflower rice with almonds and chorizo

Cauliflower is not usually for everyone, but this spiced cauliflower rice may just change your mind. It is adapted from the Healthy Chef's Cauliflower Fried Rice and makes a filling and cheap alternative to a fried rice dish and with the addition of spice and chorizo it makes for a healthy dish full of flavour.

You could use bacon instead of chorizo or leave the meat out all together to keep it vegetarian. The original recipe uses spring onion and tamari instead of chives and soy sauce.  You can use any green leafy vegetable - kale, spinach, silverbeet.  You can also grate the cauliflower if you don't have a food processor.

It's a good meal to fit in to help balance the excesses of Christmas!

Adapted from Healthy Chef Cauliflower Fried Rice

Spiced Cauliflower Rice with Almonds and Chorizo

  • 2 handfuls raw almonds
  • 1-2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 large cauliflower head, roughly separated
  • 6 leaves silverbeet
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tsp dry turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 6 chives, finely chopped
  • handful parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp mirin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 chorizo
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
Cooking Directions
  1. Place almonds and 1-2 tbsp of soy sauce in a hot pan and toast for 1-2 minutes until they are crisp and fragrant. Remove and set aside.
  2. Place the cauliflower in a food processor and pulse until it resembles rice.
  3. Heat the coconut oil in a medium to hot pan
  4. Add ginger and turmeric and stir fry for a few seconds until the aromatics are released
  5. Add the chorizo and stir fry until it starts to go crispy
  6. Add the cauliflower and silverbeet and stir fry until hot.
  7. Add the two beaten eggs and mix through.
  8. Add the soy sauce, mirin, chives and parsley
  9. Top with almonds and pumpkin seeds.
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  1. This would have to be the best cauliflower rice recipe I have come across, it looks amazing! We've got some chorizo in the fridge that needs to be used, I'm going to have to get some cauliflower so I can try this!
    Thank you for linking up with us for Fabulous Foodie Fridays, have a great weekend x

    1. I've had less success with cauliflower pizza bases and other recipes that require you to wring the water out of the cauliflower, but this works well and is easier.

  2. I am a cauli rice fan but have trouble getting flavour into it - this I shall try! Bec

    1. Cauliflower really likes turmeric - my two favourite cauli recipes, this and a curry, both use turmeric.

  3. There is not a single thing I can fault in this recipe - I love all those ingredients. Definitely trying this one out soon!

    1. Love hearing this! Let me know how it goes :)