Happy Monday and welcome to February everyone! I’m excited to get another month started on It’s a Veg World. And plus, February means we’re closer to Spring than we were before ;)…although, according to Punxsutawney Phil, we’re in store for 6 more weeks of winter. I’m beginning to think that whole “seeing his shadow” thing is rigged…
With that in mind, there’s no better time to introduce a new recipe that’s incredibly simple and perfect for a cold evening. Today’s dish sneaks in two different veggies (yep, you read the title correctly- rice made out of cauliflower!!!) and traditional Greek seasonings for a nutritious and flavorful meal.
1/2 head cauliflower, chopped
1/2 onion, diced
1-2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1-2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons oregano
2 teaspoons capers
5 large mushrooms, chopped
1/2 tablespoon butter or Earth Balance
1-2 teaspoons lemon juice
Sea salt and black pepper to taste
Using a food processor or blender, chop cauliflower florets into fine pieces until they resemble rice. Heat olive oil in a small skillet before adding cauliflower rice and chopped onion. Cook for 5-7 minutes, adding the dijon, apple cider vinegar, oregano and capers as you stir. Cover and set aside. Next, heat butter or Earth Balance (and a little olive oil if you’d like) in another small skillet. Add mushrooms and cook over low-medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until brown and tender. Add in lemon juice, cauliflower, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir, remove from heat, and enjoy!
I’m already dreaming of future Veg World creations with cauliflower rice!
Have a happy and healthy week,