This hot pepper cauliflower rice pilaf makes a delicious and quick side dish. Uses jalapeños for some extra zing and cauliflower instead of rice.
I actually enjoy the clean slate of the new year and making resolutions that I usually never keep. I always think “this year may be different!”. And who knows, it might. Anyway, I was making this pork roast in the crock pot and was thinking about tacos but decided to make cauliflower rice instead. I had some mini sweet peppers and a nice, plump jalapeño so I winged this recipe. My husband liked it so much we had it again a few nights later. It’s so quick and easy that I think this will be one for the new year to go along with my new healthier way of eating.
I’m sure if you are looking at this recipe you have already experienced cauliflower rice. It’s just cauliflower that has be chopped up into rice-like pieces from a food processor or blender. Lately I’ve been chopping it in my mini food processor in batches, but here is another easy way to make it if you have never made it before. So the gist of this recipe is just sautéing a few sweet peppers and garlic in some olive oil. Then add a diced jalapeño and the cauliflower rice. Saute a few minutes more and top with toasted almonds.
It doesn’t get much easier than that. Look forward to more and more vegetable side dishes in the up coming months. I hope to create some new healthy, uncomplicated recipes to share with you. Do you eat cauliflower rice? How do you prepare it?
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Hot Pepper Cauliflower Rice Pilaf
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- ½ yellow onion diced
- 1 cup sweet peppers sliced
- 1 ½ cup riced cauliflower
- 1 large jalapeno diced
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
- ⅛ teaspoon pepper
- ¼ cup toasted almond slivers
Add the butter to a sauce pan along with the onions and cook for 1-2 minutes or until the onions start to turn translucent.
Add sweet peppers, jalapeños,cauliflower, salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.
Top with ¼ cup of toasted almond slivers.
Analida's Ethnic Spoon
I love the spicy flavors in this an low carb too!
Well it’s January and it’s all about low carb for me. Gone are the days of endless holiday cookie eating. hahaha
Easy and healthy, always good! Nice and colorful too.
I love colorful food, thanks for stopping by Caroline.
Joy @ Joy Love Food
I love cauliflower, but have yet to try cauliflower rice, this sounds like a delicious preparation with the peppers and almonds!
You should try it Joy I think you will really like it.
Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom
Easy, healthy, and tasty–a winner for sure!
Hi Kristen, I’m all about the easy. 😉