Curried Cauliflower Rice Recipe

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Curried Cauliflower Rice is a remake of one of my favorite veggie recipes.

Delicious grain-free Curried Cauliflower Rice is packed with warm spices, crunchy almonds, & sweet raisins. It's 100% grain-free and delish! | StupidEasyPaleo.com

I decided to spiff it up with a simplified ingredient list, a nice new set of photos, and a schmancy 1-minute cooking video.

Riced cauliflower is the perfect vehicle for so many flavors. (It’s kinda like the tofu of the veggie world in a way.) It’s fairly neutral flavor and rice-like texture beg to take on all sorts of tastes.

If you’re looking for more cauliflower rice inspo, check out my Paleo Cauliflower Fried Rice or my Paleo Caramelized Onion “Cous Cous.”

Back when I created the predecessor of this Curried Cauliflower Rice in 2013, there were no commercially available “riced” cauliflower options for sale in the supermarket.

My preferred method for making riced cauliflower is at home in the food processor (this is the one I’ve had for years.) I use a shredding blade, and it comes out with the perfect rice-like size.

While I have tried the store-bought options before, I’m usually left a bit disappointed: it’s typically quite expensive, and the serving size is very small. Or, the pieces of cauliflower are too big and chunky. When cooked, they tend to get soggy.

Delicious grain-free Curried Cauliflower Rice is packed with warm spices, crunchy almonds, & sweet raisins. It's 100% grain-free and delish! | StupidEasyPaleo.com

I get it though…if pre-riced cauliflower is the only thing keeping you eating your veggies, do what you’ve gotta do! You know your life best.

This Curried Cauliflower Rice is the perfect mashup of flavors.

It’s seasoned with yellow curry powder, a mixture of Indian spices popularized by – believe it or not – the British. Curry powder usually contains a combo of turmeric (which gives it its golden color), coriander, ginger, cumin, fenugreek, cayenne, and more.

Curry powder is quite a warming blend of spices, and can vary in heat levels. I like mine with a touch of spiciness. (This is my current fave.)

Besides the curry powder, the aromatic base of this Curried Cauliflower Rice comes from onion and garlic. Then I layer on cozy cinnamon, crunchy sliced almonds, and plump, sweet raisins. I finish it off with some chopped cilantro for freshness, and it’s done.

It looks like a lot of ingredients, but it comes together fast, and the balance of flavors is spot on. It’ll make a pretty big batch with plenty of leftovers for two people.

Delicious grain-free Curried Cauliflower Rice is packed with warm spices, crunchy almonds, & sweet raisins. It's 100% grain-free and delish! | StupidEasyPaleo.com

Curried Cauliflower Rice Recipe | StupidEasyPaleo.com

Curried Cauliflower Rice Recipe

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Paleo, Vegetarian, Whole30
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 148 kcal
Author: Steph Gaudreau

Delicious grain-free Curried Cauliflower Rice is packed with warm spices, crunchy almonds, & sweet raisins. It's 100% grain-free and delish!

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 large onion diced
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp avocado or coconut oil divided
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 medium head cauliflower riced
  • Large handful chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, add one tablespoon of oil. When the oil is hot, add the onions and salt. Cook and stir the onions until softened, about 5 minutes, until they become translucent.
  2. Add in the garlic, almonds, raisins, curry powder and cinnamon. Stir until combined well and cook for another minute.
  3. Increase the heat to medium-high, add the other tablespoon of oil, and dump in the cauliflower. Cook for 3 to 4 more minutes, stirring frequently, until it's softened but not mushy.
  4. Remove from the heat, and stir in the cilantro. Check flavor and add salt and pepper to taste.

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Nutrition Facts
Curried Cauliflower Rice Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 303mg 13%
Potassium 246mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.3%
Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 4.6%
Iron 6.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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