One of the more recent food trends we’ve been seeing is using cauliflower rice as a replacement for traditional types of rice, so we decided to try our hand at creating the best cauliflower rice medley recipe. This dish is easy to make from home, and it’s sure to please any guests you may have over for the holidays. Our cauliflower rice medley is the perfect healthy alternative, full of added nutritional benefits. Trust us – everyone will be asking you for this recipe!
Cauliflower Rice Medley (Serves 4)
Substituting vegetables for starch and grains became popular due to the many benefits that come with using “hidden” veggies. One of the biggest reasons why people enjoy cauliflower rice is because it has a mild taste, so it can be used in numerous ways. You can use cauliflower rice in dishes like burritos, casseroles, risotto, etc. With this healthy rice alternative, the possibilities are endless!
Cauliflower rice is a great source of vitamins and nutrients as well. The folate found in this rice is a vitamin that’s necessary for ensuring healthy cell growth. Cauliflower rice is full of healthy antioxidants, including vitamin A and vitamin C. These antioxidants work to remove free radical particles from the body, which helps lower your risk for certain cancers.
But the benefits don’t stop there! This nutritious rice alternative is an excellent source of dietary fiber, so it can help with ease of digestion. Vitamin C has been known to help improve immune function, so it’ll help you get your immune system healthy again. Even if you do end up getting sick, vitamin C can potentially minimize any symptoms you may have.
Cauliflower rice is a great source of calcium and magnesium, which are important for maintaining bone health and preventing osteoporosis. It’s also high in potassium, which can help regulate your sodium intake and, in turn, keep your blood pressure lower and your heartbeat at a regular pace. You’ll also find plenty of vitamin E, iron and manganese in cauliflower. With so many benefits, why wouldn’t you want to try out this alternative?
Fresh Ingredients for Cauliflower Rice Medley
To make our cauliflower rice dish, we came up with a tasty blend of vegetables for a hearty, healthy meal. This recipe is quite simple; with just ten ingredients, you can make your own delicious cauliflower rice medley! Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
- 3 cups chopped cauliflower
- 2 cups chopped celery
- 1 cup chopped carrots
- ½ cup pecans
- 1/8 tsp. paprika
- ¼ tsp. black pepper
- ½ tsp. dried oregano OR basil
- ½ tsp. granulated garlic
- ¼ tsp. unrefined salt
- 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Directions For Making Cauliflower Rice Medley
To make this dish, begin by placing all the ingredients into a food processor. Then you’ll want to chop the mixture into rice-sized pieces. After you’ve finished processing the ingredients in the food processor, pour the mixture into a large baking dish. Next, add 1 ½ cups of water (amounts can vary depending on cooking time). Then you simply bake the dish for approximately 40 minutes, and you have yourself a delicious cauliflower rice meal for any occasion!
Note: the longer you allow the mixture to cook, the softer it will become. For less softness, reduce the cooking time and the amount of water you’re using. If you want the vegetables to be softer, cook the mixture for about 10 more minutes or until it reaches your desired texture.
And that’s it! We hope you enjoy this recipe and can’t wait to see all the ways you incorporate it into your diet. Make it your own by switching up the vegetables, herbs, and spices to your liking!