Caulifire Rice Pilaf

To tell any rice lover to try a no-carb diet or way of eating is like asking for blood from a stone. It’s just not an easy sell. When I was first introduced to cauliflower rice it was amazing. I am far from a primal/paleo eater but I did do it for some time for health reasons. It was truly a culinary journey. I have even substituted caulirice, as it is affectionately known, in some
traditional African dishes, which is rather polemic for some but entirely delicious. Primal cooking 101 is cauliflower rice. It is such a versatile dish and is a staple for any primal eater much like rice is a staple for billions worldwide. This is the FlavourFull Variation on this novel veggie side.

Can easily be a main.

Can easily be a main.

What You’ll Need

1 head of cauliflower stems removed

1/4 head green cabbage

2 carrots

1/2 red onion (use a whole yellow onion as they are not as pungent as the red)

1 red scotch bonnet

2 tbsp olive oil

1-2 tsp water (if needed)

Spice Blend

2 tbsp salt

1 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp cumin, paprika, coriander

1/2 tbsp onion powder, dried parsley, turmeric

1 tsp thyme


1) Grind up all of the vegetables with a food processor except the onions. You can use a grater or a blender.

2) Chop the onions up the old-fashioned way.

3) Heat 2 tbsps or two turns around a large saucepan or small stock pot.

4) Sautee onions for 2-3 minutes turning so they are coated in oil.

5) Add 2 tbsps of spice blend and conserve the rest for anything really.

6) Once well combined and onions begin to wilt add the processed cauliflower, cabbage, carrot and scotch bonnet.

7) Combine completely with the sautéed onion then pat down so it is even in the pot.

Not unlike cooking rice.

Not unlike cooking rice.

8) Cover and steam to desired doneness about 15 minutes.

You may have to add a tsp of water but only if you see it is getting dry and burning. The veggies should spring enough water to steam themselves. You do not want it to be soggy. Serve as a side or eat on its own. You may need additional salt since cauliflower and cabbage tend to be very strong against seasoning as they do contain water.

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Mama FlavourFull

2 Responses to “Caulifire Rice Pilaf”
  1. Thanks for sharing. I hate rice but love cauliflower.

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