As New Year's Resolutions go, here's one of mine: eat healthier. My half marathon time suffered significantly over the course of 2015 compared to 2014, due partially to not training as much as I should have been for the distances I was running, but also due to a lot of pizza, hi-chew candy, and sugary soda. This year, I'm out to beat my 2014 times. To accomplish this, I'm changing up my diet to include many paleo recipes. Click read more to find out how to make paleo friendly rice. :)
This recipe is so easy and no one will ever believe you when you tell them it's cauliflower!
1 large head of fresh cauliflower or 1 bag of riced cauliflower (I found it at Trader Joes)
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
8-9 dried apricots, diced
1 1/2 tablespoons of raisins (I used golden raisins)
2 tablespoons of pine nuts
1/2 cup of diced onion (I used yellow)
1 clove of garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of cumin
salt and paper to taste
What to do:
If you bought fresh cauliflower, you'll need to break the head into florets and remove the leaves and stems. Place the florets into a food processor and pulse it until the cauliflower looks like rice - which can take 10-15 pulses at 1 second each. Don't overload the processor or you'll end up with cauliflower mash rather than rice-like appearance.
Heat a large skillet over med-high heat for about 3 minutes. Add 1 (of the 2) tablespoons of coconut oil to the pan and allow it to melt. Add the diced onion and minced garlic. Cook for about 3 minutes. Add the diced dried apricots, raisins, and pine nuts. Cook for another 3-4 minutes, or until the onion is translucent and the nuts begin to brown.
Push some of the onion away from the center of the pan and add the remaining tablespoon of coconut oil. Allow the oil to melt, then add the cinnamon and cumin. Stir the spices for a moment, then mix everything together.
Once everything is mixed together in the pan, add the riced-cauliflower and saute until the cauliflower is tender. Season with salt and pepper if needed. Click pics below to zoom.