This is one of my favorite sides to make. Packed with super-food veggie goodness, and just plain yummy! Replacing cauliflower for regular rice once in a while gives you just another opportunity to fit more veggies in. And that's always a good thing!
Ingredients for this recipe:
1 small-med head of cauliflower
1 small white onion
3 tablespoons coconut oil (found here)
OR 3 tablespoons of Primal Fat (delicious blend of
coconut oil and ghee! My favorite) (found here)
1 large or 2 smaller carrots
Small head of broccoli
1-2 large leaves of curly leaf kale (optional)
Salt to taste
So first I take the head of cauliflower and put it through the food processor until it resembles small pieces of "rice". Set this aside, and dice up the onion.
Heat up a large skillet on the stovetop on med-high heat. Add the coconut oil to the skillet. Once hot, add the diced onion and heat for 3-4 minutes. Then add the cauliflower rice. Heat for about 5 minutes.
In the meantime, chop up the broccoli and carrots (or, I like to shred my carrots for this) and add them to the skillet. Heat until all veggies are cooked enough for your liking. Sometimes I like to add a few leaves of kale as well... because... well, why not? More VEGGIES! Season with salt to taste, and as an added treat (optional), shred a small amount of cheese on top (I like cheddar or parmesan).
This makes a great side dish to so many meals, or you can just add some cooked chicken on top of this for a full meal! Enjoy!
Terri Wentzell is a registered nurse with more than 20 years of experience. She is also a certified personal trainer, wellness coach, fitness nutrition coach, and sport yoga instructor.