Low Carb Cauliflower Spanish Rice

"Or: How I got my nephew to eat cauliflower! This is developed from the cauliflower confetti rice recipe that I posted that under a former s/n I can't access - it is low-carb/diabetic diet friendly and fooled an entire dinner party last week - they swore they were eating rice. It's great with grilled meats and is easily adapted into a main course casserole. You can take this in any direction you like by just changing the spices: East Indian, Greek ... you may also add garbanzo beans and a little smoked Spanish paprika. It's even good cold. As the second reviewer said, it makes a huge batch: I changed the yield/number of servings to reflect that a little more accurately. And the reviewer who made fritters out of the leftovers? GENIUS."
Low Carb Cauliflower Spanish Rice created by DeliciousAsItLooks
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  • Grate or process the head of cauliflower to the texture of rice (I pulse it in the food processor in two or three batches).
  • Chop the garlic, onion, peppers, zucchini and celery. You can do all of this in the food processor.
  • Heat the oil in a large saute pan.
  • Saute the vegetables together until heated through.
  • Add stock and lower the heat, stirring often.
  • When cauliflower starts to soften, add the tomato paste and spices and cook over low heat until the texture of cooked rice.
  • Adjust seasonings to taste.
  • Add more stock or broth as neecessary as the vegetables cook to maintain the rice texture.
  • This can be made ahead and it freezes well.
  • You may add cooked chicken or sausage or cheese to this to make a one-dish meal.

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  1. Lisa M.
    Low Carb Cauliflower Spanish Rice Created by Lisa M.
  2. Lisa M.
    Came out very good! You would be hard pressed to tell it's cauliflower and not rice . Took it to a potluck and it was very well received. Next time I will double the garlic and maybe add a little more tomato paste.
  3. Cheri D.
    Yummy. I used previously frozen purple cauliflower and I added some hot Chile’s. It’s delicious and I can’t wait to serve it with beans and enchiladas
  4. Shirley S.
    Would the frozen, diced cauliflower work?
  5. gloria_252000
    How many onions? I don't see them listed in the ingredients but they are in mentioned in the directions.



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