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Courtney's Greek Cauliflower Rice

I don't really like cauliflower but I'm addicted to this!!


Courtney's Greek Cauliflower Rice


Why it's on our list


Whitney tried to convince me to make cauliflower rice for years! Being that I'm not a huge fan and my husband doesn't like it at all, I never gave it much thought. I had tried a few times but it didn't have much flavor and I never like the consistency.


One day, Whitney told me to try it again and just "cook the shit out of it!!" I thought I'd give it another try. This was the key! You really have to cook the shit out of it until it becomes golden brown and caramelized. Now, my whole family is on board and it's made its way onto our dinner table once a week.


The amazing thing about Cauliflower rice is that you can add whatever ingredients you want to change the flavor to fit your meal. For example, for Mexican rice, you might add cumin, chili powder, fresh cilantro and a little lime juice. For an Indian meal add curry powder, garam masala, tumeric, and peas.


The key to making it taste amazing is cooking it for a long time until it gets browns and lightly crispy. You can use whatever oil you like but I find a combination of butter and extra virgin olive oil work best. My favorite seasoning is Cavenders All Purpose Greek Seasoning, paired with lots of fresh herbs and slivered almonds. It's so healthy and delicious, I guarantee you won't miss the carbs!


Ingredients


  • I head of cauliflower cut into chunks

  • 1 TLBS butter

  • 1 TLBS Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1 tsp Cavenders All Purpose Greek Seasoning

  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

  • 1/4 tsp pepper or to taste

  • 1 TLBS fresh parsley chopped

  • 1 TLBS fresh basil chiffonaded

  • 1/4 cup of slivered almonds (toasted are better)

  • 1 squeeze of lemon juice


Directions


Using a Cuisinart, pulse cauliflower until has the consistency of rice or a little finer.


Heat butter and extra virgin olive oil in a skillet on medium high heat. Once the fat is really hot, add cauliflower and stir to coat.


Let the cauliflower sit in the skillet undisturbed for around 2 minutes. Stir the cauliflower and let it sit again, each time waiting a minute or two in between stirs. This will allow the caramelization to begin and you will see the cauliflower changing from white to golden brown. This is what will make it taste so good!


Add Greek seasoning, salt and pepper and stir to combine.


Continue to cook cauliflower for about 15 to 20 minutes or until "rice" is golden brown.


Once you feel like it looks cooked to your liking, add fresh herbs, slivered almonds and a squeeze of lemon juice. Take off heat, stir and serve immediately.




 

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