I really struggled with this recipe. Not with cooking it or eating it, but trying to make it look pretty so I could get a good photo of it to show you all. I’m not sure I did it any justice, but it was the best I could get. It’s just one of those ‘ugly dishes’ that tastes fabulous. It actually reminded me of a series called the good, the yum and the ugly that my friend Amanda does on her blog, Cooker and a Looker.
Anyway, this was the first time I have served my kids cauliflower rice and I was a bit nervous it would get rejected. Luckily (disguised in coconut milk) they absolutely loved it. No more winters carbs in this house!! This thermomix recipe is a winner.
- 1 onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tbs coconut oil (or olive oil)
- 600g of 1 cm cubed sweet potatoes
- 1 tin brown lentils
- 1 heaped tsp curry powder
- 1 tbs chicken or vegetable stock paste
- 1 tin chopped tomatoes
- 1 tsp rice malt syrup or honey
- 1 tin coconut milk or cream
- 1 whole head cauliflower
- 400g water
- 2 tins coconut milk
- plain yoghurt and chopped parsley for topping
- Chop the onion and garlic together for 5 seconds on speed 6.
- Add the oil and curry powder and saute for 3.5 minutes on 100 degrees, reverse speed soft.
- Add the sweet potatoes, coconut cream and stock paste and cook for 12 minutes at 100 degrees on reverse speed soft.
- Add the lentils, tomatoes and honey and continue to cook as above for a further 15 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are soft.
- Transfer to an oven proof dish and set it aside.
- To make the rice:
- Roughly chop the cauliflower into chunks with a knife, removing the leaves and stalk.
- Place a third of the cauliflower into the thermomix bowl and chop for 5 seconds on speed 5. Tip it into the rice basket.
- Repeat until all the cauliflower looks like rice and is in the basket.
- Add the coconut milk and water to the bowl and insert the basket with the cauliflower.
- Cook on varmoma temperature at speed 4 for 15 minutes.
- Let it drain for a couple of minutes and them serve it up with your delicious curry.
- Top it with some plain yoghurt and chopped parsley.
I’ve also discovered that mashing the cauliflower rice (minus the coconut milk) with some butter and cheese is also delicious. Who would have though it??
Have you tried cauliflower rice or mash yet?