Moroccan Cauliflower Rice with Chickpeas


Vegan
Dairy-Free
Eggs-Free
Gluten-Free
Soy-Free

Nutrients

NutrientGramsRDA
Carbs53.8g17.9%
of which Sugars19.3g21.5%
Fats23.2g35.6%
of which Saturates2.8g14.2%
Proteins22.3g48.4%
Fibers14.1g56.5%

Nutrients Proportions

  • carbs 47%
  • sugars 17%
  • fats 20%
  • saturates 2%
  • proteins 20%
  • fibers 12%
* All data is per serving
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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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Ingredients

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ALLERGY ADVICE: For allergens, see ingredients in bold

To Serve

Goji Berry20 g
Raisins30 g
Pistachios50 g
Fresh Coriander to taste

For the Moroccan Dressing

Cumin0.5 tsp
Paprika1 tsp
Cayenne Pepper0.5 tsp
Allspice0.5 tsp
Ginger0.5 tsp
Cinnamon0.5 tsp
Black Pepper0.5 tsp
Lemon1
Apple Cider Vinegar0.5 tbsp

For the Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower180 g
Extra Virgin Olive Oil1 tbsp
Canned Chickpeas260 g
Kale120 g

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.

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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.

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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!

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Foodacious Tips

  • 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.