This low carb cardamom cauliflower rice side dish is wonderfully fragrant and aromatic!
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This super simple recipe takes under 10 minutes to prepare – if you cheat like I do and buy cauliflower that has already been “riced”! It is readily available in most supermarkets these days. If you can’t buy it in your local store, check out my instructions on how to make it in my cauliflower pilaf recipe.
Add the cauliflower to a large pan with some chicken or vegetable broth. You could use water as a substitute for the broth, but the broth adds a real savory depth to the dish.
To give the cauliflower its aromatic flavor, I have used ground cardamom and ground cumin in this recipe. You can buy both as seeds and infuse the cauliflower as it cooks – but this actually works better with real rice which has a longer cooking time. Ground cardamom can be hard to find, so if you can only buy the green seed pods, you can open them up and grind the seeds with a mortar and pestle instead.
Add the spices to the cauliflower rice, stir well, and bring to the boil. Simmer for around ten minutes or until the cauliflower is cooked.
Drain the cauliflower, then season with salt. Serve garnished with chopped green onions, if you like!Cardamom Cauliflower Rice - a fragrant #lowcarb side dish Click To Tweet