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Cauliflower Rice Biryani Recipe

Cauliflower rice perfectly blended with vegetables and spices
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people
Calories 435kcal
Author Healing Tomato

Ingredients

For the Garnish (Do not omit!)

  • 1/2 Cup Sweet Coconut Flakes
  • 1/4 Cup Cashew Halves Unsalted
  • 1/4 Cup Almond Halves Unsalted
  • 1/4 Cup Red Onions Finely Chopped
  • 1 tsp Cilantro Finely Chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Lime Zest
  • 1/8 tsp Salt Optional
  • 2 Tbsp Golden Brown Raisins
  • 1 tsp Agave

Instructions

  • In a food process or blender, add the cauliflower florets from about 3/4 of a small head of cauliflower
  • Grind it finely.  Should be consistency of couscous.
  • Heat a large pan with a wide base on medium heat
  • Add the oil and heat for 30 seconds
  • Add the mustard seeds and wait for them to pop
  • Add the cumin seeds, curry leaves, sugar, turmeric and red chili powder
  • Add the onions and caramelize them for about 2 minutes
  • Add the Ginger, Garlic and Cardamom Seeds.  Saute for 30 seconds
  • Add the mini sweet peppers and cook them for about 1 minute
  • Add the potatoes and cook for about 6 minutes or until the potatoes are tender
  • Add the Kale, peas, tomato sauce and water
  • Add the coriander-cumin powder and garam masala
  • Add the cauliflower rice and coconut milk
  • Mix well and adjust for your taste, if needed
  • Close the lid to the pan and let it cook on medium heat for about 15 minutes or until the cauliflower rice has been cooked
  • Stir it occasionally in those 15 minutes
  • While the cauliflower rice is cooking, mix all the Ingredients of the garnish and set it aside. 
  • Turn off the heat and garnish it. Serve Immediately

Notes

- I used baby honey gold potatoes.  I cut them into small cubes so that they cook just as quickly as the cauliflower rice.  Also, I kept the skin on.

Nutrition

Calories: 435kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 1655mg | Potassium: 1473mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 2380IU | Vitamin C: 178.3mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 5.7mg