My latest obsession is Cauliflower Rice! I love rice but I tend to fill up on the rice and not eat all the rest of the really good stuff that goes with it so the faux cauliflower version is a great option. It soaks up all the sauce like rice but doesn’t leave you with that heavy feeling in your guts afterwards.
I still had some fresh turmeric left from Liz’s garden and thought I’d give it a go with prawns. The turmeric and the ginger are both wonderful anti-inflammatory’s and I even managed to sneak some wonderful Kale in here without any complaint from Trav (he keeps insisting he hates it!?! How can you hate something that is so darn good for you?) Kale provides comprehensive support for the body’s detoxification system. There has now been identified over 45 different flavonoids in kale. These flavonoids combine both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits in way that gives kale a leading dietary role with respect to avoidance of chronic inflammation and oxidative stress. You can use spinach or silverbeet if you don’t have kale.
Piece fresh turmeric about 1″ washed, peeled and chopped finely (use 1 tsp turmeric powder if you like instead)
Ginger, 1″ piece, peeled and chopped finely
1 red chilli, deseeded (or not if you like it hot) chopped finely
Bunch Kale, washed, leaves shredded and stems chopped finely.
Punnet cherry tomatoes, halved
Broccoli, about a cup, chopped into bite size pieces
1/4 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
1/4 cup coconut milk (or leave out almond milk and use 1/2 cup coconut milk)
Green peeled prawns- about 1/2 kg(chicken would be nice too)
1 tbs coconut or macadamia oil
1/2 head cauliflower, chopped
In a mortar and pestle or small food processor, combine chilli, ginger and turmeric and whizz or bash into a paste- doesn’t need to be super mashed. In a fry pan heat oil, add chilli, ginger and turmeric paste and fry until fragrant (few minutes). Add the chopped Kale stems and cook for a further 3-4 minutes. Add the the tomatoes and stir fry for a minute before adding the milks. Bring this to the boil, add prawns and return to the boil then reduce to simmer. Add broccoli and kale leaves and cook for about 5 more minutes until broccoli is cooked to your liking.
In the food processor, add the raw cauliflower and pulse until it has the texture of “rice”. You can now steam this for about 4 minutes until it is just cooked.
Serve prawns with ‘rice’ and some fresh coriander.