Mediterranean Cauli-Rice with Fried Halloumi

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Mediterranean Cauli-Rice with Fried Halloumi

20 minutes
Calories 160kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cauliflower (small
  • 1 red onion (small, stalk and leaves removed,, 500 g/ 1.1 lb)
  • 2 cloves garlic (small, stalk and leaves removed,, 500 g/ 1.1 lb)
  • 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil (small, stalk and leaves removed,, 500 g/ 1.1 lb)
  • 1 tablespoon red pestos (small, stalk and leaves removed,, 500 g/ 1.1 lb)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 5 pieces sun-dried tomatoes (small, stalk and leaves removed,, 500 g/ 1.1 lb)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 320 grams halloumi (small, stalk and leaves removed,, 500 g/ 1.1 lb)
  • lemon wedges (small, stalk and leaves removed,, 500 g/ 1.1 lb)

Instructions

  • Remove the leaves and stalk from the cauliflower and chop the florets into chunks.
  • Place the chopped cauliflower in a high speed food processor.
  • Using the S blade or a grating blade, pulse until it resembles a rice sized consistency.
  • Takes about 10 seconds.
  • Add an inch of boiling water to a pan and place on the stove.
  • Add your cauliflower rice to a metal steamer and place in the pan.
  • Steam for 7 - 8 minutes until cooked but slightly el-dente.
  • Alternatively, you can place the cauli-rice in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of water and cook in the microwave on high for about 3-5 minutes.
  • Allow to cool slightly and transfer to a muslin cloth or nut bag and squeeze out the excess water (this is what makes the cauli-rice nice and fluffy).
  • If you dont have muslin, a fine, clean tea towel would also work.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a sauce pan on a medium heat.
  • Add the onion and garlic and sauté for 3 minutes until soft and translucent.
  • Turn the heat down to low.
  • Add 1 extra tablespoon of coconut oil to the pan, along with the cauliflower rice, oregano, chopped sun-dried tomatoes, paprika, pesto and olive oil.
  • Mix and fluff with a fork.
  • Season to taste (remember the Halloumi is salty too)! Turn off the heat, and toss through the fresh parsley.
  • In a frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Add the Halloumi slices and fry on a medium heat for approximately 2 minutes per side, until it starts to turn golden and crisp.
  • Place the Mediterranean cauliflower rice on a plate and top with the fried Halloumi.
  • Optionally, garnish with more parsley and ground black pepper.
  • Serve with lemon wedges.
  • Eat immediately or store in the fridge for up to 4 days and reheat as needed.

Nutrition

Calories: 160kcal

Originally posted 2019-02-20 17:51:12.

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