So my friend, Marge, reveals to me one day the secret of the universe: rice made from cauliflower. I know this is, like, so 2015, and that I've stumbled upon the wagon after the wheels have already fallen off and everyone's moved onto broccoli rice or something. But whatever. Putting cauliflower chunks into the food processor and pulsing them into niblets is pretty much a life hack equivalent to this cat's transcendental experience.
I decided to make curry with this wonder of the universe. Mangos were on sale at the store so I threw a couple of those in, but sometimes I like to add raisins for little sweet surprises with the spice. I also used brussels sprouts ‘cause I love how they soak up the sauce. As always, this recipe is easily adaptable.
Cauliflower Rice Curry
What You'll Need
Food processor (seriously, at this point do I even need to list it?)
1 Head of Cauliflower
Garlic (I used six cloves 'cause the vampire threat is real, but add however many you vvvant.)
1 T Dried Basil
1 T Orange Peel
Salt to taste
1/4 C+ Coconut oil
2-3 C Brussels Sprouts, sliced in half
1 C Cashews
2 Mangos, peeled and chopped or 1 C of raisins (Or no sweets if you're a freak and live sweet-tooth free - jokes, jokes, you're not a freak if this is the case...just someone I can't trust.)
Chopped Greens (spinach, baby kale, baby chard, whatevas. I just don't recommend iceberg lettuce...or any lettuce really, 'cause soggy lettuce is just sad. Unless it's soggy with ranch dressing, then it's school cafeteria legit.)
2 Cans of Coconut Milk (Full fat!! Fo real. It's the good fat that goes straight to your boobs or any other desired flesh deposit box, depending.)
1 Spoonful of honey (Again, optional, though seriously...if you're not into sweets...)
1 T Tamari
1/3 C Curry powder
Dried chili or chili powder to taste (Are you a sporty or baby spice kinda girl/guy?)
1/4 C+ Coconut Oil
What You'll Do
1. Chop up cauliflower into smaller chunks and pulse in food processor until it resembles rice. (You may need to help bigger chunks wrestle their way down to the blade.)
2. Melt coconut oil in saucepan on medium heat and add garlic. Warm up the garlic and then add the cauliflower. Mix in dried basil, salt, and orange peel. You may need to add more coconut oil if the cauliflower seems to be sticking to the pan.
You'll push this "rice" around once in a while with a spatula as you make the sauce. You can turn to low heat after about 10-15 minutes.
3. Saucy time: Melt coconut oil on medium heat in a large pot that has a lid. Add brussels sprouts and cashews and stir around. Make sure to stir often so the cashews don't burn. You may want to add a spoonful or two of coconut oil at some point. Add about a 1/4C of water and put the lid on to help the brussels sprouts cook faster.
4. Once the water has boiled out, add the coconut milk, curry, tamari, honey, and spice. Stir and bring to a low boil.
5. Reduce heat and add mangoes and greens. Keep it on the heat a little longer so the mangoes warm and the greens soften.
Garnish as you desire. I went freshy-fresh, per usual. Some carrot shavings, local micro-greens, and slices of cado. BOOOM! This bowl of curry delight is your flower hat, sending you into outer space. Bon voyage!