600kcal Cauliflower Rice with Chorizo
Updated: Apr 8, 2021
Cauliflower rice is one of my new favourites these days. It's a great substitute for anyone wanting to reduce their carb intake or looking for a low calorie meal. It goes especially well with stew, curry or any dishes with lots of sauce. Otherwise, different styles of cauliflower fried rice are also a great way to enjoy this amazing vegetable. This dish is influenced by Spanish flavour; not only is it full of vibrant colours and super delicious, it contains 11 different kind of vegetables. It's perfect for those who want to improve their microbe balance by bulking up plant-based variety in your diet. I am a big fan of "30 plants a week", and I like to be able to hit more than 1/3 of my weekly goal in one dish! Again, this recipe is for two to share.
4x cooking chorizo about 60-70g each, cut in pieces (not the dried chorizo you have on your charcuterie board!)
1 medium size cauliflower - use food processor, blender or grater to make them into "cauliflower grain"
1 red pepper, diced
1 small red onion, finely sliced
150g mixed frozen vegetable (green beans, carrots, peas and sweet corns), defrosted
1 clove of garlic, finely chopped
1 small green chilli, seed removed and finely sliced
1 small dash of saffron
1 bunch of parsley, finely chopped
salt and pepper to season
Add a little bit of oil in your pan, then add your chorizo. Cook the chorizo in medium heat and you can see them releasing the bright red paprika oil gradually. When the chorizo is cooked, remove from the pan.
In the same pan, cook onion in the paprika oil until it softens. Add garlic, chilli, saffron, red pepper, cauliflower and mixed vegetables, then cover the pan with a lid for 1-2 mins until all vegetables are cooked. Toss the chorizo back in then season with salt and pepper. That's it. Garnish with some finely chopped parsley and it's ready to serve!
- Be careful not to add too much oil at the beginning as when you cook your chorizo, lots of oil will be released in the process. Remove some of the oil from the pan before cooking the vegetables if the chorizo releases too much oil.
I hope you enjoy this colourful 600kcal dish!