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Spicy Zucchini Cauliflower Rice

A spicy cauliflower rice dish that's jam-packed with spice, heat and flavour! though I created this as a entremots, it'd create a hearty main dish too.  I had a bowl of it by itself for lunch while the Chief critic enjoyed his as a aspect to some chicken. each folks were happy, therefore that’s thereforemething! Wine wasn’t concerned either so another tick! 

Spicy Zucchini Cauliflower Rice

I additional the zucchini as I wished a vegetable that may go well with the spices while not interesting them an excessive amount of.  Yes, I’m staring at you eggplant. therefore my sensible friend zucchini stepped up. be happy to feature another vegetable or maybe omit it. simply get pleasure from the spices!

You might wish to serve this spicy cauliflower rice with a aspect a yoghourt and cucumber dip to assist cool your mouth from the spices.  If I created it once more i'd positively be reaching for the yoghourt pot.  It’s quite nice to own a swish dip along side one thing spicy.

I don’t mind a touch of warmth and spicy however if you're a lot of on the gentle aspect of style, you'll wish to use less spice and maybe omit one amongst the warmth spices. maybe place the chile aside?  Or add bit by bit, tasting the zucchini mixture as you go on before you mix it with the cauliflower rice.

Spicy Zucchini Cauliflower Rice


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 zucchini trimmed and cut into cubes
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 jalapenos deseeded and chopped
  • 6 spring onions finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F degrees
  2. Trim the leaves and stalks from the cauliflower and cut into florets.
  3. Make the cauliflower rice by either grating the florets, or using a food processor to blitz them.
  4. Place the cauliflower rice on a parchment paper lined baking tray and drizzle with half of the oil.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, turning over half way through with a spoon or spatula.
  6. Heat half of the olive oil in a frying pan.
  7. Add the zucchini and cook for 5 – 8 minutes until slightly golden.
  8. Add the jalapeno and spring onions and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  9. Add the spices and stir thoroughly. Set aside.
  10. When the cauliflower rice is cooked, stir in the spicy zucchini mixture until all of the cauliflower is coated.
  11. Eat and enjoy!

Recipe From : Divalicious Recipes

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