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Cauliflower Rice Pilaf

with Coconut Milk and Cardamom

Cauliflower Rice Pilaf

Cauliflower Rice Pilaf - This Indian recipe is so good, it could almost pass for dessert!

400
calories
Calories
30 min.
Preparation
1 hr
Ready in
easy
Difficulty
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Ingredients

for 2 servings
1 small Cauliflower (600 grams)
2 Onions
3 Garlic cloves
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
6 Cardamom pods
1 teaspoon Coriander seeds
4 Cloves
125 grams Brown basmati rice
½ teaspoon Chili powder
½ teaspoon Turmeric
½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
100 milliliters Coconut milk (9% fat)
400 milliliters Vegetable broth
Salt
Pepper
8 sprigs Cilantro
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Kitchen utensils

1 Oven-proof pot, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Lid

Preparation steps

Cauliflower Rice Pilaf preparation step 1
1

Trim cauliflower, rinse and divide into small florets.

Cauliflower Rice Pilaf preparation step 2
2

Peel the onions and garlic and dice finely.

Cauliflower Rice Pilaf preparation step 3
3

Heat oil in a heavy oven-proof pot. Add cardamom, coriander and cloves and sauté while stirring for 2 minutes over medium heat.

Cauliflower Rice Pilaf preparation step 4
4

Add onions and garlic and sauté for another 3 minutes while stirring.

Cauliflower Rice Pilaf preparation step 5
5

Add rice, chili powder, turmeric and cumin and cook for 30 seconds.

Cauliflower Rice Pilaf preparation step 6
6

Add cauliflower florets to rice. Add the coconut milk and gently stir the entire mixture.

Cauliflower Rice Pilaf preparation step 7
7

Add just enough broth to cover the rice and cauliflower. Bring to a quick boil. Cover the pot and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (convection oven 160°C, gas mark 2-3) (approximately 350°F/convection 325°F) for about 35 minutes. Alternatively, for stovetop cooking, simmer covered over low heat for 20-25 minutes. Season rice with salt and pepper to taste. Rinse cilantro and shake dry, sprinkle cilantro over the rice and serve.