Friday, November 10, 2017

Cauliflower Jeera (Cumin) Rice


Cauliflower rice is a nice grain alternative to sop up delicious curries. This vegetable can be easily turned into fried rice with a bit of a crunch or a melt-in-your-mouth risotto. However, these preparations take some time and need several ingredients. On the other hand, plain cauliflower rice can be extremely bland. Jeera (cumin) fried cauliflower rice is a wonderful solution to these problems - it tastes good and can be whipped up in a few minutes without much prep! This flavorful “rice” is inspired by the traditional jeera fried rice recipe from India and goes very well with curries.

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Ingredients: (3-4 servings)
1 medium-large head of cauliflower
2 tsp ghee (ghee or clarified butter gives it a beautiful aroma, but can use oil if you don’t have any ghee)
1.5 tsp cumin seeds
Salt to taste
Cilantro to garnish (optional)
“Rice” the cauliflower by using a coarse grater or pulsing florets in a food processor for a few seconds.
Heat ghee in a pan over medium heat. Add cumin seeds and fry them until they sizzle and turn slightly darker, releasing a lovely aroma. Add the riced cauliflower and sauté for 3-5 minutes until it’s cooked to your liking. I like to keep it somewhat raw.
Take off the heat and season with salt. It’s best not to add salt while cooking as the cauliflower would release water.
Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve warm with your favorite curry!



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