I discovered this recipe when my husband and I decided to decided to begin living a more paleo lifestyle. This recipe replaces rice in all of my newly adapted recipes and is a phenomenal stand alone recipe!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Process cauliflower in batches by pulsing in a food processor until it has the consistency of rice.

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute red bell pepper in hot oil until hot, about 2 minutes; add shallots and garlic and saute until soft, about 2 minutes. Stir cauliflower with the vegetables in the skillet; cook and stir until the cauliflower is hot, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Pour chicken broth over the cauliflower mixture; season with salt and thyme. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook until the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes. Stir lemon zest and lemon juice into the mixture; continue cooking until the lemon flavor penetrates the cauliflower, about 2 minutes more.

  • Remove skillet from heat, add olives and parsley, and toss to mix.

Cook's Notes:

If you don't have a food processor, you can use a cheese grater to prepare the cauliflower.

If you prefer fresh thyme, use 1 teaspoon.

Nutrition Facts

155 calories; protein 4.6g; carbohydrates 17.1g; fat 8.8g; cholesterol 0.1mg; sodium 1067.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2016
Delicious! Super healthy and this makes HUGE servings granted my head of cauliflower was slightly large. I made this exactly as written and wouldn't change a thing. This is easily customizable to personal preferences. I bet some feta would be tasty too! I'll definitely be making this again! I used the blender jar of my Ninja to "rice" the cauliflower and it worked perfectly. Just a couple pulses is all it took. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 3
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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2016
Delicious! Super healthy and this makes HUGE servings granted my head of cauliflower was slightly large. I made this exactly as written and wouldn't change a thing. This is easily customizable to personal preferences. I bet some feta would be tasty too! I'll definitely be making this again! I used the blender jar of my Ninja to "rice" the cauliflower and it worked perfectly. Just a couple pulses is all it took. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/12/2016
This was pretty good. My daughter who normally likes cauliflower did not care for it. My son who normally doesn't like cauliflower loved it. My husband thought it was regular couscous. I found it filling a great alternative to a carb. We really like cumin so I substituted it for the thyme and I added shredded carrot to the veggies. Will make it again with some alterations to try to win my daughter over. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2020
Great little recipe. My spouse enjoyed it very much. Great alternative to carbs with a punch of vitamins. Will definitely do again. Thanks for sharing Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2018
Made almost as written and it's a hit! Absolutely delicious. The only change I made was omitting the olives because the main dish had olives in it and hubs is somewhat finicky about olives as it is. Used as a side to Moroccan Meatballs from a different website. We'll definitely be making this again and hopefully with the olives. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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