Sunday, May 5, 2013

Cauliflower Spanish "Rice"

Hope you all had a great cindo de Mayo! We had a good, relaxing day. We made some pretty amazing fajitas and this 'rice.' I've made cauliflower rice before so figured why not a spanish version? It always surprises me how versatile cauliflower is and how good it is at imitating other things. This was no exception. The texture is almost spot on and with all the spices, most of the cauliflower flavor is masked. Oh, and not to mention that it's healthier and comes together in minutes.
Cauliflower Spanish "Rice"

1/2 head of cauliflower, pulsed in a food processor until rice-like or grated
1 can diced tomatoes with green chilis, drained lightly
1/2 onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp salt
dash of cayenne pepper
1/4 c. cilantro, chopped

In a skillet saute onions and garlic for 2 mins or until fragrant. Add cauliflower until slightly browned. Add can of tomatoes and spices and cook for 5-7 minutes. Fold in cilantro.
Season with salt according to preference if needed.
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