Recipe Directions

1. In the bowl of your food processor, pulse 1/2 of the cauliflower until it resembles rice. Place in a bowl and set aside.

2. With the food processor running full speed, process the remaining 1/4 cauliflower with the remaining ingredients, until it resembles a reasonably smooth paste/mince. There should be flecks of tomato throughout. Do not process until completely smooth!

3. Mix this mince into the reserved cauliflower. Heat on very low heat or dehydrate until just warm, about 30 minutes.

Poemomm's Thoughts

By poemomm

There are as many variations of Spanish rice in America as there are counties, which is saying a lot.

This version of rice is more closely linked to the original, somewhat plain version served in the Midwest and Northeastern parts of the US than the Latin American Rice from where I grew up, or the ‘Mexican Rice’ made with jalapenos that is also very popular.

Feel free to add seasonings or peppers to suit your individual preferences.

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We are from the southwest and like it spicey. We added jalepeno, cilantro, fresh tomato and chili. This makes a great side dish.

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This DOES look great!

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i have a cauliflower that's been in the fridge awhile... maybe too long... but this looks like a great use for it. do you soak your sundried tomatoes? just curious. i probably will for mine.

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I just made this for dinner (though not raw...I steamed the cauliflower and heated the tomato sauce...I'm still early in my transition to raw so I'm taking baby steps, sorry) and it was absolutely fantastic! I used a regular tomato instead of olive oil though still in addition to the sundried tomatoes and I used basil instead of oregano. This dish was so tasty, it had the same texture as rice and was just as filling as well! I'm definitely making this at least once a week yum!

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YUM! I just made this--bravo! It's great. I cut the oil in half and used an entire cauliflower, plus I didn't blend any of the cauliflower in with the tomatoes. I added the pepper at the table rather than in the sauce and I have to say it really adds something nice. Also, a little word of encouragement to anyone thinking of making it--I own NO fancy kitchen equipment (no food processor, for example), only a "magic bullet." It was sort of a pain to make the "rice" with the magic bullet, but by cutting all the stem part off the cauliflower (using just the floret part) and breaking it up into smaller pieces, that little machine did a pretty decent job.

GregX999: peas sound delish.

It turns out this is a really warming recipe, too! (Oh, I threw in some cayenne--that might help) Which is great, because somehow it is plunging back to freezing temps here!

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I just made this and WOW. I can tell that this is going to become commonplace in my kitchen.

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I just made some and had it for lunch. It was surprisingly good, and surprisingly filling. I only used half a cauliflower and only a splash of olive oil. And cilantro instead of oregano (by mistake). Oh, and some hemp protein powder too. Oh, and some peas for some color.

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The lentils also made the bowl look very nice against the redness of the sauce. This dish had made me love cauliflower now. Thank you so much again for this recipe!!

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I just made this but with alot of modification because I forgot that you aren't supposed to process the remaing cauliflower and ingredients until completely smooth, which I did! I also added 2 small tomatoes, cumin, and I did not have olive oil or oregano. This blend turned out to look like a thick-ish tomato sauce, which I still mixed with the 'rice' (I also pictured the suace with zuccini pasta). I ate it like this until I noticed my sprouting lentils, so I mixed them in. YUM!!! It was absolutely delicious

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We are from the southwest and like it spicey. We added jalepeno, cilantro, fresh tomato and chili. This makes a great side dish.

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I don't soak them. You'll have to let me know what happens when you do. The texture reminds me of regular rice. It will stick together, but I wouldn't call it sticky, per se.

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I am so going to make this!

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sounds like something my dad will love....lol

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i have a cauliflower that's been in the fridge awhile... maybe too long... but this looks like a great use for it. do you soak your sundried tomatoes? just curious. i probably will for mine.

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How is the texture like?

Does it have a sticky consistancy?? I can't wait to make this!!!!

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Yum-Yum! Sounds great!

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This DOES look great!

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this really looks great!

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