Rice Pilaf with Cauliflower

Cooking Instructions

1. Begin cooking the rice using your favorite method. Set aside.

2. While the rice is cooking, heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed non-stick large skillet. Add the onions and jalapeno pepper, and sauté over medium-low heat until the onions are soft. Add the cooked cauliflower, coriander, cumin, and salt, and sauté for 1 minute. Reduce the heat and stir in the cooked rice. Once the pilaf is warmed through, turn off the heat and garnish with the cilantro. Serve with plain yogurt.

This is a very mild pilaf with cauliflower cooked in a delicate blend of spices.

PREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes    COOKING TIME: 45 minutes     SERVES: 4

Per Serving : 267 calories; 6g protein; 53g carbohydrates; 3.5g fat, 222mg sodium; 0mg cholesterol; 1g fiber

1½ cups uncooked basmati rice or long-grain rice

½ head small cauliflower, cut into ½-inch-thick slices and cooked

1 Tbsp. light vegetable oil

½ tsp. ground coriander

3 onions, peeled, cut in half, and thinly sliced

1 tsp. ground cumin

¼ tsp. salt or to taste

2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and sliced

2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro