Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice is just one of the 25 ways I know how to cook with cauliflower.
Who needs 25 recipes for cauliflower, you ask? Well probably no one really. But a conversation about this was the catalyst for me starting this blog. While spending the weekend in San Diego with one of my best girlfriends we started talking about cooking. My friend has never loved cooking but has asked me for recipes a few times. To which I usually rattle of some ingredients and tell her how easy it is. We started laughing about this and I said “yeah, I probably have like 25 recipes for cauliflower in my head”.
For the past 16 years I have worked in Forensics. I have worked as a Forensic DNA analyst, crime scene investigator and cold case homicide investigator and a digital forensic analyst. There are so many parts of my job that I have loved. The science for one. Helping to resolve a cold case and bring some sort of closure to a family that has suffered a great loss. Helping to bring the one unbiased truth into the courtroom in the form of forensic evidence. This job takes a lot out of a person. I have seen unspeakable violence. I spend the majority of my week engaged in some pretty ugly reality.
My job has given me two skills that have made this undertaking possible. Science because cooking is science. And photography skills. It is going to take some practice to create beautiful food photography. Practice makes perfect and I know that have the camera chops. I have been photographing dead people and blood spatter for 16 years. It should translate perfectly, right?
This blog is also a space me for me to create something beautiful and positive to share with the world. My dream job has always been to be a travel food writer. I cannot think of any other job that would fulfill me completely. It encompasses all that I love. Cooking. Photography.Travel. Writing. I want to take the skills that I have used to do a very difficult and stressful job and put some happiness out there.
Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
A delicious flavorful grain free alternative to traditional white rice.
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 head cauliflower grated
- 1/2 white onion finely diced
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro finely chopped
- 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1 lime cut into wedges for serving
Add coconut oil to a large skillet and bring to med high heat.
Add diced onions, sauce until lightly cartelized.
Add grated cauliflower to pan. Cook until tender.
Add frozen peas to pan. Cook until warm.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Remove from heat. Add cilantro and lime juice.
Serve with wedges of lime.