Saturday, February 18, 2012

Coconut Cauliflower (Fake) Rice

We have been experimenting with different vegetables that can be substituted for rice, pasta, etc. Last night we decided to have curry for dinner but wanted to try something other than rice. I came across a few recipes and decided to adjust them slightly and it worked out really well. Since we were having Thai Curry, I added coconut to the pan about halfway though and in worked out perfectly since the coconut lightly toasted  as it was cooking. 

The original recipe called for the cauliflower to be cut up in a food processor. Since we don't have one of these, Nathan did it by hand and it worked just fine. If you are making this as a meal and not a side dish, you could add any chopped up veggies that you like. I might try one with carrots, zucchini, garlic, chili, etc.... I'll let you know if that happens.

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, diced
1 head cauliflower, chopped finely
1/4 cup coconut
salt/pepper to taste

1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat
2. Saute onion over medium heat for 10 minutes, until lightly browned 
3. Add cauliflower to skillet, stirring often to prevent burning
4. Add coconut if desired after about 10 minutes
5. Add salt/pepper to taste

Original recipe can be found here: 

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