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Golden Cauliflower Rice

This Golden Cauliflower Rice is a delicious low-carb alternative to regular rice! Ras el Hanout gives the cauliflower a beautiful color and rich taste.

Golden Cauliflower Rice

Not only is this Golden Cauliflower Rice super pretty to look at, healthy, and delicious, it’s also extremely quick and easy to make.

And when I say quick, I mean super quick – like 10 mins! So it’s perfect for hot days when you don’t want to stand in the kitchen all day long.

You actually have many methods of making cauliflower rice:

It’s such a great low-carb alternative to rice. This cauliflower rice goes great with anything grilled – such as vegan sausages, burger patties, veggies, tofu, tempeh.

What is Ras el Hanout?

This golden cauliflower rice gets its color and flavor from Ras el Hanout. This is a spice mix commonly used in the North African cuisine.

There is no fixed list of ingredients, the blends vary from brand to brand, but typical ingredients include cardamom, cumin, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, allspice, ginger, chili, coriander seed, fenugreek, and turmeric. 

If you can’t find Ras el Hanout, you can also use mild curry powder or turmeric (check out the recipe notes for adjusted measurements).

How to make Golden Cauliflower Rice

The ingredients

You will need:

  • cauliflower
  • ras el hanout (alternatively: curry powder, turmeric powder)
  • salt
  • lemon juice
  • parsley
  • oil

The basic steps

cauliflower florets in food processor
Step 1: Break the cauliflower into florets and add them to your food processor.
cauliflower rice in food processor
Step 2: Blitz them up until they are looking kinda like rice.
cauliflower rice in pan
Step 3: Cook the cauliflower rice in a pan with olive oil, add the ras el hanout, salt and lemon juice and stir it around.
cauliflower rice in pan
Step 4: Cook until soft. I like to cook mine until it starts to get crispy a bit.
Golden Cauliflower Rice
Step 5: Serve. Bonus points for adding fresh parsley on top!
Golden Cauliflower Rice
I’ve had this cauliflower rice with crispy potato slices and grilled banana blossom. It was a great, light lunch for a hot summer day!

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Golden Cauliflower Rice

Golden Cauliflower Rice

Elephantastic Vegan
This Golden Cauliflower Rice is a delicious low-carb alternative to regular rice! Ras el Hanout gives the cauliflower a beautiful color and rich taste.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean, Vegan
Servings 2 people
Calories 111 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 cauliflower medium-sized
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil or any plant-based oil
  • 1 teaspoon ras el hanout *
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt + more to taste
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • fresh parsley

Instructions
 

  • Break the cauliflower into florets and add them to your food processor.
  • Blitz the cauliflower up until it is looking kinda like rice. They can be a bit bigger, no worries.
  • In a large pan over high heat, add the olive oil, cauliflower rice, salt, ras el hanout, and lemon juice. Give it a good mix.
  • Stir while cooking. This will take about 5 minutes. Basically you can sauté it until the cauliflower is soft. I like to cook it a bit further so that the cauliflower gets a bit crispy. But this is up to you.
  • Serve. Bonus points for adding fresh parsley on top.

Notes

*If you don’t have any ras el hanout at home and you don’t want to buy it, you can also use curry powder (same amount) or turmeric (1/4 teaspoon) to make golden cauliflower rice, although it won’t taste the same.

Nutrition

Calories: 111kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 6gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 668mgPotassium: 860mgFiber: 6gSugar: 6gVitamin C: 141mgCalcium: 79mgIron: 2mg
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