Cauliflower rice with dill and garlic

This has become one of my favourite side dishes lately. I feel like cauliflower sometimes gets looked over, and her cousin broccoli gets all the glory. Maybe because it’s green? Yes, broccoli does have that nice green colour, which indicates it’s chlorophyll content, but cauliflower still has so much to offer in the nutrition department! It’s a memeber of the cruciferous vegetable family, which includes kale, broccoli and cabbage, so you know it’s a super food!

Here are the top health benefits of cauliflower:

  • Contains compounds that help prevent cancer
  • Contains phytonutrients called glucosinolates that can help activate detoxification enzymes
  • Sulfur-containing nutrients to boost Phase 2 detoxification
  • Contains antioxidants to activate Phase 1 detoxification
  • Excellent source of vitamin K and boron, needed for bone health
  • Great source of vitamin C, an anti-aging antioxidant and immune booster
  • Great source of fibre  (3.3g per cup)
  • Also a source of B vitamins, needed for energy production
  • Source of trace mineral boron, needed for estrogen production and increased libido in women

Cauliflower Rice with Dill and Garlic

Cauliflower Rice with Garlic and Dill

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 5-10 minutes

You are going to love this recipe!! It’s so simple to make and you can play with the flavours to make it your own. I have tried it with lemon zest and oregano, and cumin with chili powder and garlic. This is a great alternative to rice and quinoa and allows you to add even more veggies to your plate! PS. My daughters (1 & 3) love this side dish as well, and they are a tough crowd to please:)

  • 1 small head of cauliflower
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil (olive or camelina oil can be substituted)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced (or 1/2 tsp garlic powder)
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2-3 Tbsp filtered water

How to make:

Cut cauliflower in half and remove the stem. Chop cauliflower into little florets.

Put cauliflower into a food processor and blend on high speed until you have a uniform texture.

Melt coconut oil in a large pan. Add minced garlic and sautee for 30 seconds. Add cauliflower and sprinkle with dill and sea salt. Mix together and add water. Cover and turn heat to a minimum. Allow cauliflower to soften and cook for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Makes 4-5 side dishes.

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