Spicy Prawn and Cauli “Rice”
¡Ándele! ¡Ándele! ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba! Remember the fastest mouse in Mexico? Speedy Gonzales. Well this dish competes with Speedy!
Whoa, no way man. It’s not possible.
Don’t believe me? You will have to try it out for yourself.
I am still quite new to eating seafood and when it comes to cooking it, I am even more of a virgin or freshman, if you will. So things can get a little daunting in the kitchen when it comes to the complexity of seafood. I’m always scared I am going to over cook it and make it taste like rubber. Or I am fearful that the seafood will taste like dirty sea water, salty and “fishy”. Ick.
Prawns, however, seem simple to me. Especially if you buy them already de-veined and beheaded. “Off with their heads!”
Last night, I decided to create a quick cauliflower “rice”. I have made faux rice before, but this time, I wanted to give it a touch of personality. Besides, being different and having personality is nice. It’s refreshing. Who wants plain, ole’ boring rice man? Not this chick. Give me spice, character and colour any day. Right? Right!
Enough chit chat. You don’t want to listen to me rattle on, you want the recipe.
Here it is folks! ¡Ándele! ¡Ándele! ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba!
- 1 Cauliflower, cut into florets
- 1 TB Butter or Coconut Oil
- 1 Red Onion, diced
- 1/2 Long Red Chilli (or entire if you like things hot)
- 4 Garlic cloves
- 2 tsp Paprika
- 1/2 Lemon, juice of (plus more to serve)
- 1 TB Tomatopaste, sugar free
- 1/2C Beef stock or veggie stock
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1 C Packed, Parsley chopped
- 28 Prawns, de-veined, tail on (7 each)
- 1 TB Paprika, for prawns
- 1. Put your cauliflower into the food processor until it resembles rice sized pieces
- 2. On medium heat, fry your onion in the fat/oil of your choice
- 3. When nearly cooked, add the garlic, paprika, chilli, tomato paste and stock
- 4. Mix together in the pan for a minute
- 5. Add the cauli rice to the pan and mix all together
- 6. Once all the spice has blended through the rice, add the parsley and salt and pepper to taste
- 7. As the rice is cooking on low, add your prawns to a clean pan with a tsp of oil
- 8. Add a sprinkle of paprika and salt to each prawn and cook on both sides, until done
- 9. Serve your rice topped with 7 prawns a plate
- 10. Eat!