Cauliflower Rice – Gluten Free

Are you trying to find rice in this dish? Well, you wouldn’t find it even if you dig in deep…

Ironically this dish is called cauliflower rice or cauli rice, but there is no rice in it. It’s made using just cauliflower florets which has been smashed into tiny pieces which apparently gives the look of rice. Since it’s been already named as cauli rice I am not trying for a name change here.

I tried to make this dish more flavorful by adding some Indian spices and it worked really well. You could serve this as a side dish or make a bed of cauli rice on a plate and top it with grilled or baked chicken. It’s absolutely delish!

Cauliflower Rice

Ingredients:

  • Cauliflower, separated into florets- 1 small or use half of the large one
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp (optional)
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Dry red chili, whole- 2
  • Onion, minced- 1 medium
  • Ginger, minced- 1 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic, minced- 1 tsp
  • Tomato, chopped- 2
  • Chili powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder- 1 tsp
  • Tomato sauce- 3 tbsp
  • Soy sauce, low sodium- 1 tbsp
  • Cilantro, chopped- 1 handful
  • Salt- to taste

Instruction

  • Heat a large pot filled with water over medium heat, let the water come to a slight roll.
  • Add the cauliflower florets into the boiling water and cook it till tender.
  • Drain the water and keep the cooked cauliflower aside.
  • Place a saucepan over medium heat, add oil.
  • When the oil gets hot, add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
  • Add cumin seeds and dry red chili, saute for a second.
  • Add onion and salt, saute for a few minutes.
  • Add minced ginger and garlic, saute till onions turn tender.
  • Now, add the tomato and cook till it gets mashed.
  • Add the cooked cauliflower florets.
  • Using a wooden spoon, break the florets into really small.
  • To the cauliflower, add chili powder, coriander powder and cumin powder, combine everything together.
  • Add the tomato sauce and soy sauce, stir fry the cauliflower for a few minutes.
  • Stir fry till all the water dries up.
  • Finish it off with chopped cilantro.
  • Serve as a side dish or make it as a bed and top it with grilled or baked chicken.

 

Cauliflower Rice - Gluten Free
 
Ingredients
  • Cauliflower, separated into florets- 1 small or use half of the large one
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp (Optional)
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Dry red chili, whole- 2
  • Onion, minced- 1 medium
  • Ginger, minced- 1½ tsp
  • Garlic, minced- 1 tsp
  • Tomato, chopped- 2
  • Chili powder- ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder- 1 tsp
  • Tomato sauce- 3 tbsp
  • Soy sauce, low sodium- 1 tbsp
  • Cilantro, chopped- 1 handful
  • Salt- to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat a large pot filled with water over medium heat, let the water come to a slight roll.
  2. Add the cauliflower florets into the boiling water and cook it till tender.
  3. Drain the water and keep the cooked cauliflower aside.
  4. Place a saucepan over medium heat, add oil.
  5. When the oil gets hot, add mustard seeds and let it splutter.
  6. Add cumin seeds and dry red chili, saute for a second.
  7. Add onion and salt, saute for a few minutes.
  8. Add minced ginger and garlic, saute till onions turn tender.
  9. Now, add the tomato and cook till it gets mashed.
  10. Add the cooked cauliflower florets.
  11. Using a wooden spoon, break the florets into really small.
  12. To the cauliflower, add chili powder, coriander powder and cumin powder, combine everything together.
  13. Add the tomato sauce and soy sauce, stir fry the cauliflower for a few minutes.
  14. Stir fry till all the water dries up.
  15. Finish it off with chopped cilantro.
  16. Serve as a side dish or make it as a bed and top it with grilled or baked chicken.

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