Monday, 22 June 2015

Raw Cauliflower Rice Bowl

Strong and bold flavours always have been a favourite of mine. But I still think it's important to balance those dishes out with some milder flavours once in a while. I am a strong believer of the "a little bit of everything" motto, which means that variating the dishes is essential to achieve a healthy lifestyle, but still eat delicious food all the time! Today I made myself a lovely meal consisting of only nourishing, nearly raw ingredients which somehow turned out amazing when put together. It was all sort of created by accident as I was supposed to try and make warm cauliflower rice with lentil stew, but I had forgotten to soak the lentils and as I was busy trying to find up a new dish with the cauliflower I had already food processed, It didn't come across my mind to remember and boil the cauliflower rice. But, as versatile as the cauliflower is, it really wasn't any obstacle at all, and the dish still turned out tasting phenomenal! 

Serves 4-6

1 head of raw cauliflower
1/3 of a red cabbage
1 cup fresh coriander
2 tbsp olive oil
5 handfuls of spinach
1 pinch salt and pepper
1 cup bean sprouts
the juice from 1/2 a lime
1 pinch chilli flakes
calamata olives for serving

Start off by breaking the cauliflower into small florets. In a food processor, run the florets until it's turning out with a grainy rice-like texture. With a large food processor, you can put it all in at once, but if you happen to have a smaller food processor you might have to do it two rounds. Wash the third of the red cabbage in a water and vinegar bath, and shred it using a cheese slicer or a mandolin slicer. Quickly heat the spinach in a frying pan together with some salt, pepper and olive oil for maximum 2 minutes, so that the leafs doesn't loose their nutrition. Meanwhile chop the coriander and have all of the food you have prepared in a bowl. Add in the bean sprouts, pour over the lime juice and sprinkle over chilli flakes. Toss it and serve with some olives which really gives a nice touch of sourness!

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