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Vera’s Mock Rice

Vera’s Mock Rice

Monday, Oct 31, 2016

Autumn is brassica season!  Collards, kale, turnips, broccoli, cauliflower, radishes – these are all in the brassica plant family.  For those who are trying to cut back on eating simply carbs (such as white rice), this recipe is ideal.  It looks very much like rice, but it is actually cauliflower.  Cauliflower is low in calories, fat, and carbs.  It has vitamin C, several B vitamins, vitamin K, and it is high in fiber.

Vera’s Mock Rice

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of finely minced cauliflower (white or yellow)
  • ½ cup vegetable broth (or water)
  • 4 TBSP coconut oil
  • ½ cup diced red onion
  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper
  • 2 garlic gloves (minced)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried thyme (or 3 TBSP fresh thyme)
  • 1/8 tsp ground cayenne (optional)

Directions

  1. In a large pan, heat the coconut oil on medium heat.
  2. Sauté onions and peppers for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and continue to sauté for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the minced cauliflower and sauté for 3 minutes (stir frequently).
  5. Add the vegetable broth (or water).
  6. Season with salt, pepper, thyme, and cayenne. Stir well.
  7. Cover the pan, reduce heat, and simmer on low for 10 minutes.

Enjoy!

Vera E. Braswell, SEEDS Volunteer & CEO of Temple Ministries

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