This recipe for Cauliflower “Rice” with Cashews is adapted from The 30 Minute Vegan cookbook. Cauliflower “Rice” is naturally grain and gluten free and gives you an extra portion of veggies in your meal!
Remember that book signing I went to? I had a chance to meet Mark Reinfeld, the guy who wrote The 30 Minute Vegan cookbook.
This is Mark and I (me grinning like a fool but that’s what happens if you hand me half a glass of wine) Ya’ll should really follow me on Instagram, bee-tee-dub.
What I really like about Mark is that he doesn’t seem to be judgmental at all. In my experience, some vegans can be extreme in their views and somewhat aggressive (nobody likes to be lectured ugh!) even though their heart is in the right place.
Mark, however, just educated the crowd on the benefits of a plant-based diet and kept it factual. He acknowledged that it isn’t easy to switch from your SAD (Standard American Diet) to a vegan diet and that it may take some people longer as we’re all on our own individual food journey.
I completely butchered it, he said it way more eloquently but you get the gist!
This is Part I of the post I promised you guys – a recipe from The 30 Minute Vegan cookbook!
I decided to dedicate an entire post to Cauliflower “Rice” as people seem to be under the impression it’s just shredded cauliflower. Nuh-uh! It ain’t.
There are many terrific recipes out there but I do happen to like this one in particular because it’s raw (which means it’s quick and easy, too) and it is very flavorful!
You’ll be surprised how much this resembles real rice! It’s a tad bit crunchy (from the nuts) but at the same time, it has some of the creaminess of boiled white rice and tons of flavor thanks to a few spices added!
Stay tuned for a giveway… The 30 Minute Vegan is a wonderful resource, not just for vegans!
- 4 cups cauliflower florets
- ½ cup cashew nuts (or macadamia or pine nuts)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon dehydrated onion flakes
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- Add all ingredients to a food processor (or blender) and pulse-chopp until a smooth but textured consistency is reached. Do not overprocess or it will get mushy. Enjoy!