Family Style Dinner

Cauliflower CousCous

One could say that Cauliflower is the new Kale – it’s popularity has gone through the roof lately!

I often do Cauliflower rice and serve with Thai Curry or Stew, you know, just to hold back on the carbs a little bit.
Tonight I am serving Cauliflower Couscous with a hint of Morocco!

Cauliflower CousCous Recipe by Modern Wifestyle

When I first served cauliflower “plain rice” for my husband he wrinkled his nose and didn’t really believe that this was gonna taste good. But after his first bite, he had to admit that it was the perfect substitute and now we rarely eat rice anymore.


Cauliflower CousCous Recipe by Modern Wifestyle

To make “plain rice” you simply process the flowers into rice sized pieces, and cook them in a pan with a little oil. Season with salt and pepper.

You can also make fried rice, by starting with garlic and onion, then adding the cauliflower rice, some vegetables and an egg.

Make sure you check out the other recipes from my series ‘Family Style Dinner’:
Celeriac Burgers
Garlic Pasta
Italian Meatballs

Recipe: Cauliflower CousCous

Recipe: Cauliflower CousCous

My Cauliflower was 1.2 kg (2.5 pounds). Serves 6
If you do not have a food processor, you can grate the cauliflower on a old fashioned grater


  • 1 large Cauliflower
  • 2 handfuls Cashews
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Garlic Clove
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 2 tsp Coriander
  • 2 Green Onions (Spring Onions)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • handful Fresh Dill
  • handulf Fresh Flat leaved Parsley
  • Lemon Zest (from half a Lemon)


  1. Start by cutting the flowers of the stem and place them in a food processor and spin until rice sized
  2. Roast the Cashews on a dry pan over high heat. Move them around the pan constantly. When they have taken some color remove from heat and let cool
  3. Heat the oil over low heat. Add the garlic, cumin and coriander and after a minute add the green onions (finely chopped)
  4. When the onion has softened add the cauliflower rice and give it a good stir, making sure everything gets mixed in well
  5. Let simmer for 10 minutes. If it looks dry to you, add few tbsp of water
  6. Salt and Pepper
  7. Roughly chop the now cooled cashews along with the fresh herbs and fold into the couscous
  8. Grate some Lemon Zest on top
  9. Serve hot or cold!

Cauliflower CousCous Recipe by Modern Wifestyle

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