It has been a long time since I shared my day to day food in the blog. If you are a regular reader, you might know that I am following paleo diet for the past six months and I am completely off grains. So without rice, I miss my most favourite rice varieties. But when I came across cauliflower rice, I was slightly sceptical. Will it work? I tried some rice varieties and my hubby was too happy with the results. He was terribly missing rice and this was such a great boon to us. So whoever invented cauliflower rice, a great namaskar to them.
I have tried so many varieties with cauliflower and nowadays we don’t miss rice. This mushroom pulao is one of the top favourite in our house. When I make this, even my daughter opts to eat this. It is amazingly spicy and flavourful and when served with onion raitha, it is just wonderful. I don’t even have words to describe the feeling. Even if you are not on a diet, do try this for a change. I am sure you will make it at least once in a month after that.
Cauliflower – 1 large
Mushroom – 200 gm
Ghee – 2-3 tbs
Cinnamon – a small piece
Star Anise – 1
Fennel Seeds – 1 tsp
Clove – 2-3
Salt – to taste
Onion – 1
Coriander Leaves For Garnish
Tomato – 1
Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 tsp
Coriander leaves – a handful
Mint Leaves – a small handful
Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
Grind all the ingredients in a mixer jar using very little water.
Add cauliflower florets and salt to hot water and let it sit for 10 minutes. Drain water.
Grate cauliflower or run it in a food processor until it resembles rice.
Either MW the rice for 10 minutes or steam cook in an idli pan for 10 minutes. Set aside.
In a pan, heat ghee and add spices.
Add onion and saute until it is golden.
Add in the prepared paste and saute until it starts leaving ghee.
At this stage add the mushrooms.
Cook for a minute or two.
Add salt to taste.
Now finally add the prepared rice, give a nice mix and remove from flame.
Serve it with cucumber / raitha / omelette.