Monday, October 7, 2019

Cauliflower Lemon Rice (Grain-Free Lemon "Rice")

Cauliflower Lemon "Rice" (Grain-Free Lemon "Rice") is a delicious alternative to the fun and fabulous traditional Lemon Rice using finely chopped (riced) cauliflower instead of rice. This is a delectable recipe that is easy for family meals or potlucks.

Serve Cauliflower Lemon "Rice" with crunchy papadams and your favorite curries as well as  Lemon Rice, Tamarind, or Yogurt Rice. To live for!!

Note: Heat the cauliflower just until heated through; remove promptly from heat as soon as it reaches desired tenderness. Since the cauliflower is finely chopped, it will become mushy if cooked too long. Mushy = No fun.

2-4 Servings


4 cups Cauliflower, riced (finely chopped)
1/2 - 1 tsp Oil (optional)
1/2 tsp Brown Mustard seeds
1 hot dry Red Chile, whole or broken into two
1 small pinch Asafoetida
1 stalk Fresh Curry Leaves, finely sliced
Sea Salt to taste
1/4 - 1/2 tsp Turmeric
2 Limes/Lemons

1/4 cup Roasted Cashews
Fresh Cilantro, chopped


Heat a large skillet and add the oil if using, mustard seeds, chana and urad dal, along with the red chile. Cook stirring over low-medim heat until mustard seeds pop.

Add asafoetida, curry leaves and the cauliflower rice; mix well.

Sprinkle a generous pinch of salt along with the turmeric and cook until the cauliflower is heated through just tender. Turn off the heat and let cool a little.

Squeeze one of the limes/lemons and fold with a thin spatula to mix gently but thoroughly. Taste and add more as needed. 

Set aside covered for about 5 minutes for the flavors to meld.

Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature garnished with your favorite toppings. Delicious!


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