Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Vegetable Cauliflower 'Rice'

Most of our daily meals (while cleansing) consist of cauliflower or turnip 'rice' with raw vegetables and (at times) one or so element of steamed vegetables, yams, soups or cooked lentils (pre-soaked for 24-48 hours to release enzyme inhibitors). For snacks we have sprouts or fruits, including dried fruits such as dates and banana chips. For dessert, we usually have homemade ice cream or raw cacao pudding! Here is our latest recipe for our cauliflower 'rice' with vegetables and steamed asparagus. We had this meal with a side of avocado soup. Check out our simple recipe below. Enjoy!

Vegetable Cauliflower 'Rice'  Recipe
Serves 2-4 (4 if used as a side dish)
Ingredients : 
∙ 1/2 of a small organic red onion
∙ 2 organic garlic cloves
∙ 1/2 of an organic white cauliflower
∙ 6-12 organic asparagus shoots (depending on how many you want)
∙ 1-2 large organic carrot(s)
∙ 1-2 organic celery stalk(s)
∙ a bunch of organic Italian parsley
∙ a bunch of organic cilantro
∙ 1 large organic tomato
∙ 1-2 tbsp organic virgin coconut oil (for frying) 
∙ sea salt
∙ organic black peppercorn

Avocado Soup Recipe:
click here.

1. Chop onions and garlic and let sit for 10 minutes.
2. Chop (pulse) cauliflower in a food processor, until they are the size of short rice grains. 
3. Add cauliflower rice to a large mixing bowl and set aside.
4. Add salt to asparagus and steam until tender. Set aside.
5. Chop carrots and celery in chunks, then chop (pulse) carrots, celery and herbs in a food processor. Add to mixing bowl. Set aside.
6. Dice tomato and then add to mixing bowl.
7. In a small frying pan, at medium-low heat, lightly fry onions and garlic for about 3-5 minutes. (If you can tolerate the strength of raw onion and garlic, you can skip this step and add them to the mixing bowl.)
8. Once onions are softened, remove from heat. Set aside and allow to cool.
9. Mix all ingredients in large mixing bowl.
10. Then add onions and garlic once cooled. Mix well.
11. Add salt and pepper. Check for flavor and make necessary adjustments.
12. Once ready, distribute 'rice' mix onto 2 plates and then top off with steamed asparagus.
13. Serve and enjoy!

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  1. I found cilantro a bit nossy for this one, because I tried cooking it myself yesterday. But I've also discovered that I can replace cilantro with a tulsi herb. I found out that this herb is a good one according to what I've read from an article about tulsi and how it is investigated to be good for our body. Do you think it will fit this recipe or do you have recipe for tulsi herb itself?

    1. The only recipes we have come across that use tulsi (holy basil) is for thai green curry. Other than that, it seems to be popular served as a tea. Why not try our Green Curry with Turnip 'Rice' and Lentil recipe? You can leave out the lentils and use the cauliflower 'rice' instead of the turnip 'rice'. Follow the recipe and add tulsi herb as an ingredient. We have limited information on tulsi but will now be looking into it more.

  2. We use 'cauliflower rice' in parathas stuffing, of course without tomatoes.
    I like the idea of serving it on its own. Its so wonderful to come by your site and learn the science behind some of the basic things that we do.

    1. Thank you! In the next month or so we will attempt to make some gluten free paratha to try out with the cauliflower 'rice'.


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