2 portions; 10 min preparation; 20 min cooking time.
Rice pilaf is a very delicious dish that brings a lot of flavor due to the herbs and spices. But what if we want to cut some calories and want a healthy version of it. For all healthy foodies out there I made a pilaf with a twist. It’s made of cauliflower and consists lower amount of carbs, which is great for people who want to enjoy responsible and still very yummy meals.
Cauliflower is a great product to work with. It offers so many ways to prepare. And because of its natural taste, it could be combined with wide variety of herbs and spices. Besides that it’s super healthy.
Along with its “cousin”, broccoli, it contains a high amount of fibers, vitamin C and K. It is a good way to fight cancer and heart diseases. Cauliflower is a little underestimated by many, but it could be also considered a superfood.
- 500 g cauliflower
- 1 big shallot, minced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 50 g raisins
- 30 g dried cranberries
- 50 g almonds, chopped
- 2 tbsp fresh rosemary, minced
- 1 tsp lime zest
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp white pepper
- 1/4 tsp salt
Put the cauliflower in a food processor and press until you end with very tiny pieces. Make it as fine as you want. Set aside.
Mince the shallot and shallot very fine. Chop the almonds fine.
Heat oil in a pan. Sauté the shallots for 3-4 minutes until transparent. Add the garlic and sauté for 2 more minutes. Be careful not to burn it. Add the almonds.
Add the cauliflower and cook for 5 min until it begins getting soft. Add the raisins, cranberries, minced rosemary and lime zest. Season with cinnamon, pepper and salt. Let it cook for 10 more minutes until all flavors blend together. Enjoy!