Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Paleo Review Hawaiian Cauliflower Rice with Paleo Powder

I was feeling adventurous in the kitchen and decided to try to make a paleo version of a dish my mom used to make me as a child.  It's still in the oven, so I don't know if its a success or failure yet, but I found success with some of my left over ingredients and Paleo Powder and I'm calling it Paleo Powder Hawaiian Cauliflower Rice.  
Boring to look at, but quite tasty! 

Since I didn't set out to make this dish tonight, I'll have to augment the pictures after I make it again.  


1 tbs coconut oil, ghee, or pork grease

2 cups riced Cauliflower

1 cup diced Onion

3 ounces Crushed Pineapple in water or pineapple juice (no added sugars)

1-1.5 teaspoons of Paleo Powder


1.  Rice some cauliflower in your food processor and measure out 2 cups.  If you don't have a food processor, I've heard that you can rice cauliflower with the patience of Job and a box grater.   Transfer the riced cauliflower to a large mixing bowl.  

2.  Since your food processor bowl is dirty, dice an onion in your food processor.  I quartered my onion before putting it in to the food processor bowl so it would process more evenly.  This is the fineness of dice I used.   Measure out 1 cup of the diced onion.  Again, if you don't have a food processor, just use a knife and cut to your preferred dice.  Add the diced onion to the riced cauliflower.  

3.  Next, measure out 3 ounces of crushed pineapple, add it to the mixing bowl full of cauliflower rice and onion and mix the contents of the bowl together until well combined.

4.  Heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, ghee, or pork grease in a lidded 10-12 inch skillet on medium high heat.  I had just browned some pork chops in ghee, so I just used the fat that was left in my pan- a nice mix of pork fat and ghee.  

5  Once the oil is hot, add the riced cauliflower mixture to the pan.  Add 1-1.5 teaspoons of Paleo Powder to the pan and mix everything up well.  Saute the "rice" for 5 minutes uncovered.

6.  Put the lid on the skillet and turn the heat down to medium for 5 minutes.

7.  Enjoy! 

Accessibility & Cost of Ingredients: You can find the ingredients for this recipe inexpensively at your "big box" grocery store.  The Paleo Powder, you purchase here, or you can enter to win a bottle below. The giveaway lasts until Tuesday, April 30 at 8:59 AM Central Time, so don't miss out on your chance to try this great all seasoning spice blend for free.  

Preparation & Cooking Time: Because I had already riced and diced the ingredients before I realized I'd be making a recipe out of them, I don't have a stopwatch time for it yet.  I will time myself next time. But I would guess, 15 minutes to rice the cauliflower and dice the onion and then 10 minutes to cook the dish.  

Clean Up:  I put everything I used for the recipe into the dishwasher but for my skillet and wooden spoon. 

The Paleo Review:  Thumbs up!  Sometimes leftover ingredients can present you with a pleasant surprise dish!  This Hawaiian "rice" has just what you'd expect, a smoky peppery flavor with a hint of sweetness.  I had some leftover for breakfast this morning and it was even better.  It has a light and moist texture.  I used about 1.5 teaspoons and the rice was pretty spicy heat wise, I wouldn't add any more than that to the dish.  The next time I make this, I might add just a little more pineapple,  maybe a total of  5 ounces but otherwise I'll keep it the same.

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