Moroccan Cauliflower Rice with Chickpeas

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With its tasty blend of Mediterranean spices, chickpeas, and dried fruit, this Moroccan cauliflower rice bowl bursts with flavour and nutrition. This easy recipe is perfect for a quick and healthy dinner or lunch-box as it’s packed with fibres, healthy fats, vitamins, and antioxidants.

Moroccan Cauliflower Rice Recipe




Time 30m

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With our quick step-by-step recipe, you can prepare this delicious and healthy Moroccan cauliflower rice, a vegan and gluten-free dish perfect for dinner or your next lunch-box.

Made with grated cauliflower, chickpeas, kale, dried fruit and nuts, and a tasty blend of spices, this rich cauliflower rice bowl not only bursts with Mediterranean flavours but it’s also nutritious.

Each serving provides 3 of your 5-a-day for fruit and vegetables thanks to the cauliflower, kale, and Goji berries, which are also high in vitamin B, C, and K, and minerals including calcium.

Goji berries are rich in vitamin A and health-promoting antioxidants, learn more in our latest blog post here.

Adding chickpeas balances this salad with a source a protein and fibres which help you feel full for longer. Pistachios provide healthy fats and a tasty and crunchy finish to this dish.

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To Serve

  • Goji Berry
    20 g
  • Raisins
    30 g
  • Pistachios
    50 g
  • Fresh Coriander
    to taste

For the Moroccan Dressing

  • Cumin
    0.5 tsp
  • Paprika
    1 tsp
  • Cayenne Pepper
    0.5 tsp
  • Allspice
    0.5 tsp
  • Ginger
    0.5 tsp
  • Cinnamon
    0.5 tsp
  • Black Pepper
    0.5 tsp
  • Lemon
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
    0.5 tbsp

For the Cauliflower Rice

  • Cauliflower
    180 g
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    1 tbsp
  • Canned Chickpeas
    260 g
  • Kale
    120 g

Allergens are marked in bold

Recipe Instructions

step 1

To prepare the cauliflower rice, rinse the cauliflower, cut it into florets and pat them dry. Then, use a cheese-grater to crumble the cauliflower into small rice-like shreds (1).

Heat the oil in a skillet and add the cauliflower rice, chickpeas, and kale (2).

Cook covered for 8 minutes or until the kale is tender.


step 2

In the meantime, prepare the moroccan dressing by combining cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, allspice, ginger, cinnamon and black pepper in a small bow.

Then add the zest and juice of the lemon and the apple cider vinegar.

Pour the dressing over the cooked cauliflower rice, stir well, and cook for 2 minutes.

step 3

Soak the Goji berries and raisins in water for 5 minutes so they'll get softer. Then drain and add them to the rice.

Garnish with chopped pistachio nuts and fresh coriander.

Enjoy your healthy and delicious Moroccan cauliflower rice!


  • Instead of a cheese-grater, you can use a food processor to grind the cauliflower.

  • We recommend using fresh cauliflower as the frozen one retains moisture and water which will make your rice mushy and soggy. As an alternative, you can find already frozen cauliflower rice.

  • You can swap pistachios with almonds or pine nuts.

  • Store this Moroccan cauliflower rice in the fridge for 2-3 days.