Veggie Bullet Recipes – Cauliflower Cous Cous
Hi Fellow Low Carbers!
As you all know, I love cauliflower because it’s so versatile. It’s great substitute for rice and mashed potatoes. But it’s also a great substitute for other dishes. Cauliflower makes a great substitute for traditional Middle Eastern grain – without the carbs!
So today I want to share with you one of my favorite Veggie Bullet recipes. It’s called Cauliflower “Cous Cous”. Serve this dish with lamb or chicken for a hearty, well-rounded meal.
Carbs Per Serving (without chickpeas and raisins/currants) Approx. 3 Carbs Per Cup
1 Head Cauliflower (riced with the shredder blade)
2 Tbl Extra Virgin Olive Oil (divided)
1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 cloves of garlic, peeled minced
1 medium yellow onion, peeled and sliced with Slicer Blade
2 large carrots, peeled and sliced with Slicer Blade
1 red bell pepper, quartered, seeded and sliced with Slicer Blade
1/2 cup vegetable broth
1/4 tsp saffron powder
**1/2 cup golden raisins or dried black currants
1 tsp. coarse salt
**1 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
**To keep this dish as low carb as possible omit the chickpeas and raisins/currants.
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add cumin, coriander, and cinnamon and stir to toast for 1-2 minutes. Add onion, garlic and carrots and saute until the onions are translucent, about 4 minutes.
Next, add red pepper and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until lightly brown. Pour vegetable broth over the mixture and add saffron powder, raisins/currants and salt.
Cover the pan, reduce the heat to simmer, and cook for 5 minutes until carrots are soft and rains are plump. Add cooked chickpeas and cauliflower rice. Raise heat to high, and stir until the broth evaporates and cauliflower is cooked through, about 5 minutes.
I hope you enjoyed this Veggie Bullet recipe. You don’t necessarily have to have a Veggie Bullet to make this recipe. You could use a manual spiralizer. But why would you want to do that? Read my Veggie Bullet Review, and you’ll see all the benefits to owning one.
I’ll be posting more Veggie Bullet recipes soon. Please feel free to leave your comments in the comments section below about how you liked this recipe!