Green Goddess Cauli Rice

Ever have those weekends filled with too much sugar and too few vegetables?

Ya, me neither. I can’t imagine having waffles for breakfast, sugary coffee for lunch, and ice cream & cookies for dinner .

(*cough* it was all “paleofied”)

If you were to have such a day this would be the dish for you. I mean, it’s green. Can’t get much healthier than that. Plus the name makes you a goddess through association. Isn’t that how it works?

I’m going with yes, that’s how it works. It’s only two days into the week and I already want to crawl into a blanket hole. If indulging in green “rice” and calling myself a goddess makes it better then that is indeed how things work.

Be a goddess. Make this.

Green Goddess Cauli Rice

1 head cauliflower

1/2 tbsp ghee, or coconut oil

1 avocado

1 cup basil leaves, loosely packed

1 lemon

4 tbsp olive oil

salt and pepper

Chop cauliflower into florets and place in food processor. Pulse until cauliflower is broken up into rice sized pieces. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and melt ghee. Pour cauli rice into the skillet, add a pinch of salt and pepper, and sautรฉ until cauli is cooked, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, place avocado, basil, olive oil, 1/4 cup water, and lemon juice in food processor. I like things lemony, so I used all the lemon’s juice. If you aren’t such a lemon fan use the juice of half the lemon. Puree until smooth, adding salt and pepper to taste.

Once cauli rice is cooked, remove from heat and pour green goddess mixture into skillet. Stir to combine and serve.

I feel better already, bring on the week.


60 Comments Add yours

  1. Reblogged this on alexandra elizabeth ann montgomery and commented:
    Hello lunchtime tomorrow!!

    1. Mmm, let me know how you like it !

  2. uvsuzie says:

    this looks pretty good! will have to give it a go, thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Lovely recipe and beautiful photos!

    1. you’re so kind ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you !

  4. Jen says:

    love this one – keep em coming! I reblogged this one here love the inspiration ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Oh my gosh, thank you !!! What an awesome site ๐Ÿ™‚ !

  5. Reblogged this on alexandra elizabeth ann montgomery and commented:
    I made this for lunch today and can I just say ah-maze! Amazing. Had it with some rocket and it was truly brilliant, strangely nutty in flavor. I used coconut oil and subsituted the basil for some coriander that was perishing in my kitchen, delish!

  6. cebrought says:

    Love the looks of this one! Can’t wait!!

  7. Shanny says:

    Morning! I followed you on Twitter yesterday. I also googled your green goddess cauliflower recipe about 3 times, once to make my grocery list and twice to make it. And it was TOTALLY worth it! We both loved it, very nice, well rounded flavor! I used half the lemon and then tasted it all mixed together. And then added the other half of the lemon. This recipe is definitely going into the regular rotation! Thanks! Tonight Iโ€™m making your southwestern succotash recipe to serve with a grilled pork tenderloin. Keep the recipes coming!

    1. Thank you bunches ๐Ÿ™‚ !!! So glad you enjoyed it !

  8. Lisa says:

    MMM, I can’t wait to try this. I think I’ll make it tonight with some roasted chicken and homemade salsa. Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Let me know how ya like it!

    2. Let me know how ya like it! and no, thank you!!

  9. Lori Hunt says:

    This is absolutely being made tomorrow! Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Oh no, thank you !! enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚ !

  10. Tamzin says:

    Wow!!! This looks amazing : )

  11. Looks amazing, gonna try it tomorrow! I’ll probably put in an egg for more filling and protein! Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Yum, love the egg idea! Thanks!

  12. Made it eventually with baked chicken strips, heaven in a bowl!

    1. Awesome!! sounds delish !

  13. callyc86 says:

    Reblogged this on mygymshoes.

  14. callyc86 says:

    Unbelievable! Cant wait to try this!

      1. callyc86 says:

        I just had it for lunch….amazing! Thank you again!!

      2. of course, so glad you enjoyed it !!!

  15. Vantha says:

    Reblogged this on 2013 Fit Plan.

  16. callyc86 says:

    I nominated you for the very inspirational blogger award.

      1. callyc86 says:

        Xoxo ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. tara says:

    just made this and its RIDICULOUS. new staple on my meal plan. thanks!

    1. so glad to hear that! Thank you!

  18. This looks AMAZING! I can’t wait to make this. I’m totally addicted to cauliflower right now and this is juuust what I need to “feed” my addiction. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Jackie says:

    Yum! Included the zest of the lemon because I love lemon. Thanks for the recipe – it’s going into my regular rotation!

    1. so happy you enjoyed it with the lemon! Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ !!

  20. Conuly says:

    A little bit of garlic in this recipe doesn’t go awry either. Mmm.

  21. Janis says:

    I love this idea except I dislike basil. Suggestions for substitutes?

    1. You could try cilantro and lime!! I loooove cilantro ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. adashofmeg says:

    I am making this for my parents tonight ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Well this looks amazing! Definitely will have to try. And love your blog! Glad I found it on CarrotsnCake!

    1. Thank you!!! hope you enjoy !!

  24. Donna says:

    You rock girl!!! This stuff is the bomb! I’m enjoying it now!!!

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