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Cauliflower Rice with Spinach & Nigella Seeds

This Cauliflower Rice with Spinach and Nigella Seeds is an excellent alternative to white or wholegrain rice. Especially if you're looking for a side dish that is high in fibre and low in calories. What's more, it's perfect for Real Food, Keto, Paleo, Whole30, Vegan and Grain-Free lifestyles. Or, if you're just looking to get an extra portion of vegetables on your plate. Tempted?
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 6 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6
Calories 73 kcal

EQUIPMENT

  • Food Processor (or Coarse Grater)
  • Chopping Board & Sharp Knife
  • Large Frying Pan, Wooden Spoon

INGREDIENTS
 

  • ½ tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 Red Onion Diced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves Crushed
  • 1 Red Chilli Deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 Medium Cauliflower Washed, striped of leaves and cut into florets
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Milk
  • ½ tsp Sea Salt
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper Freshly ground
  • 1 tbsp Nigella Seeds
  • 285 g (10 oz) Frozen Spinach Thawed and drained*

INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • Gather and prepare your ingredients
    To prepare the cauliflower, remove the leaves and chop into florets. Put the florets into a food processor with the blade and pulse until it resembles rice (or you can use the grater attachment). If you're using a grater, grate on the coarse side.
  • Heat a pan a medium-high heat, add the coconut oil and sauté the onion until translucent (about 5 minutes). Add the garlic and chilli, stirring for 1 minute until fragrant. Now, add the cauliflower, coconut milk and season with salt and pepper. Mix the ingredients together with a wooden spoon and let it cook for 5-8 minutes, stirring regularly.
  • Once the cauliflower has softened but still has a nice bite add nigella seeds and defrosted and drained spinach. Stir for about 2 minutes until the spinach is warmed through. Serve and enjoy!

NOTES

*SPINACH: It's a good idea to defrost and drain the spinach before adding it to the cauliflower, so the excess water doesn't make the rice soggy. 
 
 

NUTRITION

Calories: 73kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 4gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 260mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3g
Keyword cauli-rice, Easy Side Dishes, Keto, Low Carb, Vegan
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