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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Spanish Rice

This is a basic and very tasty variation of cauliflower rice.  We had this tonight with lettuce leaf tacos and it was wonderful!


1 cauliflower, grated
1 onion, finely chopped
2 T lard or other cooking fat
1 green bell pepper or 2 Anaheim peppers
1 1/2 tsp salt
1-2 tsp chili powder (optional)
2-3 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp cumin
2 c pureed canned tomatoes
green olives for garnish, optional


Melt the cooking fat in a large skillet and saute the onions for several minutes until they begin to soften.  Add the peppers, the garlic, and the spices.  Stir thoroughly and allow to cook until softened.

Add the canned tomato (I used tomatoes frozen from my garden last year).  Because the cauliflower doesn't absorb liquid the way rice does, I would recommend using 2 cups of tomatoes but not using much of the liquid.  Reserve the liquid for use if the mixture is too dry.  You can use broth instead for that purpose if you prefer.

Add the cauliflower and continue to cook on medium-high to high heat, stirring frequently.  Cook until the cauliflower has reached desired softness, about 5-10 minutes.  If the cauliflower isn't softening well, you can add some liquid and cover it for a few minutes.

Put in a bowl and garnish with green olives if desired.


  1. I've been wanting to try a "rice" dish with cauliflower. This looks good.

  2. You have me drooling and I haven't even read the recipe yet. I finally made rice with cauliflower a couple weeks ago and we loved it. This spanish rice looks incredible.


  3. This looks uh-maze-ing. It reminds me of my favorite Spanish rice dish my mom used to make for me, but I thought I'd never have again post SCD! Can't wait to try it!:)

  4. I made this for dinner and it was SO good! I added 1# of ground beef to make it a one-pot meal. I was really pleased with how fast it cooked! Thanks for the great recipes. :)



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