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Move over kale, there’s a new health food trend taking over. Juliana Mare has tried and tested cauliflower rice and can’t stop raving about it.

Have you ever stumbled across something that you’ve never heard of before but then in just one week, you’ll see it appear a handful of times? That was my experience with cauliflower rice.

After eating the most delicious cauliflower rice risotto at Palate; Paleo Restaurant in Prahran, I’ve been seeing this type of meal pop up all over the place.

What is cauliflower rice? Well it’s literally exactly what it sounds like; cauliflower that’s blitzed in a blended until it breaks into rice-size pieces and cooked in a skillet with whatever vegetables or protein you like. It’s a wonderfully healthy alternative to traditional risotto or fried rice and has less carbs and calories, without compromising on taste.

I don’t understand why this delicious and incredibly healthy dish has taken so long to find its way into mainstream menus but I’m definitely glad that it finally has.

But if like myself, you want to whip this dish up yourself at home, it’s a lot easier than it sounds and all you need it a food processor or NutriBullet.

You can of course, play around with whichever herbs and spices you like but this vegetarian recipe has a standard stir-fry flavour. Meat-eaters would also enjoy tossing some grilled chicken or turkey breast for an added boost of protein.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 whole head of cauliflower
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup frozen peas
  • 1/3 cup frozen diced onion
  • 1/3 cup frozen corn
  • 1/3 cup frozen snap beans
  • 2 small grated carrots

For the dressing

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Chilli flakes (to taste)
  • Ground ginger (to taste)
  • Salt (to taste)

METHOD

  • In a food processor or NutriBullet, blitz the cauliflower until crumbly.
  • Heat the oil in a large wok and once hot, add the cauliflower to cook.
  • When the cauliflower is soft, add the fresh/frozen vegetables and mix well.
  • When all the vegetables are cooked through, it’s ready to serve.

Did you know that cauliflower is packed full of Vitamin C, a healthy amount of dietary fiber and is low calorie at just 26 per 100g. So not only are you getting a wonderfully tasty meal when you cook cauliflower rice, you can rest assured that it’s also healthy and nutritious!

You can see more healthy recipes and cooking inspiration on Juliana’s website Peaches & Push Ups or by following @juliimare on Instagram.

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