Cauliflower “Rice” Pilaf

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Cauliflower 2

Serves: 4


  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • ½ cup diced carrot
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ cup frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoon broth (or water)
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup slivered almonds


Working in batches, ½ head at a time, pulse cauliflower in food processor 12-15 times until it resembles rice. Heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and carrot and cook 4-5 minutes, until onions are softened and carrots are crisp-tender.

Add garlic and cook 1 minute, stirring often. Add cauliflower and turmeric, stirring to combine. Add peas, broth, salt and pepper and cook 1-2 minutes until heated through. Top with slivered almonds.

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