Paleo Greek 'Rice'

Paleo Greek 'Rice'

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Kristen Bailey 1

"This way of cooking cauliflower is an excellent substitute for most rice dishes for those looking to add more veggies and cut back on grain. Cauliflower is mild and is a great compliment to the Mediterranean flavors of lemon and mint. The recipe is both SCD and Paleo diet friendly. We served this underneath grilled lamb kabobs. It was a big hit!"
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1 h servings 120 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 120 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 9.5 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 8g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 31 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Stir onion and lemon juice together in a bowl; let rest until onion flavor mellows, about 30 minutes. Drain onion, reserving lemon juice.
  2. Shred cauliflower in a food processor until it is the size of small rice grains.
  3. Place cauliflower in a skillet over medium heat. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until cauliflower is steamed, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the lid and stir red bell pepper and grape tomatoes into cauliflower; cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 3 minutes. Add onion and mint to cauliflower mixture; cook and stir until heated through, about 3 minutes.
  4. Whisk olive oil, 3 tablespoons reserved lemon juice, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Pour lemon juice mixture over cauliflower mixture and toss to coat. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.


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Loved this and my kids really thought it was rice! I was concerned, originally, that the rice would not "steam" just by putting it in a skillet, after shredding. But, much to my amazement, it ...

Delicious and filling! I felt super energized by all the veggies, not stuffed like you feel from a whole lot of carby rice. The cauliflower base could work for all types of flavors: Asian, Mexic...

It was wonderful we really enjoyed it and was a nice change of pace for the paleo diet

Other than using chopped regular tomato instead of cherry, followed recipe exactly. It is delicious! My new "go to" when we get cauliflower in the CSA box.

Super easy. I like to use it just as I would use any other rice dish. Helps with those carb cravings!

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