I first made this faux rice to share a meal with friends on the GAPS diet and it didn’t disappoint. Since then it’s become a side dish we like to make routinely. I love its simplicity and the taste is wonderful!

It’s pictured here with Quinoa Cakes made with red quinoa and without the aioli sauce. (I can’t wait to get back to the time of year when taking pictures of supper meals isn’t so tricky!) Here’s what I did:

Spanish Cauliflower Faux Rice

Spanish Cauliflower Faux Rice

  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 Onion, finely chopped
  • 1- 2 Red or Orange Pepper, finely chopped
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1- 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1-2 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 2 cups pureed canned Tomatoes (or equal alternate)
  • 1 Cauliflower, grated or finely chopped
  1. Melt the butter in a cast iron (or other) skillet and sauté the onions until they begin to soften.
  2. Add the peppers, garlic, and spices. Stir thoroughly and allow to cook until softened.
  3. Stir in the pureed tomato.
  4. Add the cauliflower and continue to cook on medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Cook until the cauliflower has reached desired softness and some of the liquid cooks off a bit. I like to cook while stirring frequently until the “rice” almost browns a bit.

Spanish Cauliflower Faux Rice

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7 Responses to Spanish Cauliflower Faux Rice

  1. Janet says:

    Looks delicious ! Will give it a try. Thanks !

  2. Ella says:

    mmm made something similar this evening. used chard in place of peppers and added them towards the end. super yummy. cheers.

  3. Ella says:

    still yummy the next day heated up with some quinoa. the littlest one loves it too.

  4. Annie says:

    Chard would be a great substitution! Yum! We’ve been eating a lot of sides of greens sautéed with a little tamari.

    Thank you so much for telling me how it turned out!

  5. Tabitha says:

    Oh gods, I miss you, Annie! This looks so yummy – have been on gaps a month now ourselves and was so pleased to see this recipe here! Thinking its going to be on my mealplan this week for sure. Love, love, loved the EC post, too. You are so very much in my thoughts. Xoxo

  6. Annie says:

    No way! You guys are on the gaps diet too?! I have a few more gaps diet friendly recipes I’ll get on sharing.

    I’ll email or call you soon to chat! xx

  7. Leticia says:

    do you have the nutricitional fact on this recipe???

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