Mediterranean Cauliflower Rice Recipe

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Sheila Wheeler Modified: March 25, 2022
Mediterranean Cauliflower Rice Recipe

How To Make Mediterranean Cauliflower Rice

Upgrade your cauliflower rice by adding Mediterranean flavors. This recipe use special blend of herbs and spices to make cauliflower a tasty side dish.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 35 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1cauliflower headmedium-to-large size
  • ½cupalmondssliced
  • 2tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 2garlic clovespressed or minced
  • pinch of red pepper flakesadjust to your spice preferences
  • ¼tspfine sea salt
  • ½cupflat-leaf parsleychopped
  • 1tbsplemon juice
  • black pepperfreshly ground, to taste

Instructions

  1. If you’re working with a head of cauliflower, cut it into medium chunks and discard the core. Working in batches, pulse the chunks in a food processor with the S-blade until they’re broken into tiny pieces, just bigger than couscous.

  2. Wrap the cauliflower rice in a clean tea towels or paper towels, twist, and squeeze as much water as possible from the rice.

  3. Toast the almonds in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, for about 3 to 5 minutes until they’re fragrant and starting to turn golden on the edges. Transfer the toasted almonds to a bowl to cool.

  4. Return the skillet to the heat and add the olive oil and garlic. Cook while stirring for about 10 to 20 seconds until the garlic is fragrant.

  5. Add the cauliflower rice, red pepper flakes and salt, and stir to combine. Cook, stirring just every minute or so, for about 6 to 10 minutes until the cauliflower rice is hot and turning golden in places, .

  6. Remove the skillet from the heat. Stir in the toasted almonds, parsley and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and serve warm.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 204.00kcal
  • Fat: 16.15g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.81g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.64g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.98g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.13g
  • Fiber: 5.36g
  • Sugar: 3.54g
  • Protein: 6.75g
  • Sodium: 190.63mg
  • Calcium: 93.42mg
  • Potassium: 592.37mg
  • Iron: 1.81mg
  • Vitamin A: 32.35µg
  • Vitamin C: 76.74mg
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