Cauliflower Burnt Rice
With white rice weighing in at around 200 calories per cooked cup, cauliflower is a very low calorie alternative. In this recipe, low calorie flavors including garlic, coriander, cilantro, and lime juice help balance the slightly bitter taste of the cauliflower.
Skill level: Beginner
Start to Finish: Less than 40 minutes
Prep: 8 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
2 heads cauliflower, cut into florets
1 tablespoon canola oil
2 large onions, sliced into half moons
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon coriander
1 cup chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons lime juice
½ teaspoon Kosher salt
Freshly ground pepper
1. In a food processor, pulse cauliflower florets until finely grated and rice-like granules.
2. Heat canola oil in a straight-sided sauté pan over medium-high heat. Sauté onions for 8 minutes, then lower heat to medium and continue cooking, stirring often, for another 3-5 minutes until onions are nicely browned. Add garlic, coriander, and cilantro and stir for 1-2 minutes until fragrant and cilantro is wilted.
3. Add riced cauliflower to pan and carefully toss with onions. Cover and cook 15 minutes. Stir in lime juice, salt, and pepper. Remove from heat and serve hot.
Nutrition Information (per serving- about 5 ounces)
Calories: 48; Total Fat: 1.5 grams; Saturated Fat: 0 grams; Protein: 2 grams: Carbohydrates: 8 grams; Sugars: 3 grams; Fiber: 2.5 grams; Sodium: 111 milligrams
Recipe and photo provided by Jessica Fishman Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN of Nutritioulicious.Back to top