Asian Style Marinated Vegetables with Cauliflower Rice

This Cauliflower Rice recipe was one of my first raw food recipes I ever made. Before going on the raw food diet I used to enjoy Chinese food and a good stir-fried rice. After craving it for sometime I decided to make an attempt to recreate a healthier raw food version of it and here it is. I have to say for having just started out at the time it came out really good!

Asian Style Marinated Vegetables With Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower rice is such a great alternative to cooked rice. It’s so quick and easy to make, plus it has so much more nutritional value than white rice. Cauliflower is a food that you definitely want to include in your diet. It is a rich source of fiber, minerals,  and vitamin K which is important for bone health. It has an array of health benefits from detoxifying the body to killing cancer stem cells, thus slowing tumor growth. This is also a wonderful food for fibromyalgia, containing a wealth of anti-inflammatory nutrients to help keep inflammation in check. It also contains choline which helps with sleep, memory and muscle movement and reduces chronic inflammation.

Asian Style Marinated Vegetables With Cauliflower Rice

Asian Style Marinated Vegetables With Cauliflower RIce

Cauliflower rice is versatile so you can adapt it to any flavor you desire, simply by adding different spices and veggies.  Sometimes I get tired of eating typical salads. Do you ever feel that way?  If so, this is a nice alternative, it’s filling and is a total flavor fest in your mouth!

Asian Style Marinated Vegetables With Cauliflower Rice

If you have a Julienne peeler it is so much easier than cutting by hand, that can get a bit tedious. You can buy them at any hoe good stores, I got mine at Bed Bath and Beyond. It really makes life so much simpler and it only costs like eight bucks. Money well spent!

Asian Style Marinated Vegetables with Cauliflower Rice

Asian Style Marinated Vegetables with Cauliflower Rice

Unlike leafy green salads, this is a great dish that you could easily make the night before and have it ready to go for the morning to take to lunch. The longer it sits the flavors can really be absorbed.

Asian Style Marinated Vegetables with Cauliflower Rice

Asian Style Marinated Vegetables with Cauliflower Rice

Serves 2

Recipe:

1 head cauliflower, cut into florets

2 organic Persian cucumbers, julienned (with skin)

2 carrots, julienned

1 small zucchini, julienned

1 red pepper, sliced thinly

1 1/2 cups Shiitake mushrooms

1 teaspoon grated ginger

2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons coconut amino’s

1 clove garlic, minced

1/4 teaspoon turmeric

1/4 teaspoon chili flakes

1/4 cup chopped green onions

 

To make the cauliflower rice: Place the florets in the food processor pulse blend it until it becomes a rice like texture. Make sure not to over process it or it will turn into a mush.

For the marinade: Place all the ingredients, except the cauliflower, in a mixing bowl and gently toss together mixing in well. Transfer into an air-tight container and marinade for a minimum of half an hour up to several hours. The longer the better for flavor and texture.

Scoop the cauliflower rice onto a plate topping it with the marinated vegetables.

Have you ever tried cauliflower rice? If so share below YOUR thoughts!

4 Comments

  1. Robyn McCarthy on February 5, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    It’s sounds delicious! I plan to make it this weekend. I am so glad to get your recipe on Friday, as I typically grocery shop on Saturday (and sometimes Sunday). I will let you know how it turns out, but I think I already know! Thanks!

    • Christine on February 7, 2016 at 9:39 am

      Thank you I’m so glad. It really is a flavor fest in your mouth! I’m so excited for you to try it. I’d love to hear how it turns out!

      • Robyn McCarthy on February 9, 2016 at 5:47 pm

        Well, I made it and it was absolutely delicious! I was unable to purchase two of the ingredients probably because I live in a very rural area of northern Vermont. However, even without the Shitake mushrooms and the coconut amino’s it was quite delicious! Oh, and one more thing I do not have is a utensil to julienne the veggies, so instead I cut them as thin as possible. This weekend we are going to Burlington, Vermont, so I will buy that utensil. Thanks so much for the great ‘flavor fest in your mouth’ recipe!!!

        • Christine on February 12, 2016 at 3:16 pm

          Hi Robyn,
          I’m so thrilled you enjoyed it so much even without the coconut aminos! IF you don’t have access to them you can always use Liquid Aminos or Tamari instead, for the next time.The julienne peeler’s the best little kitchen tool. Saves so much time and tedious cutting. It’s a must have in a rawk stars kitchen! Hugs!

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