Lemony cauliflower rice with garlic and toasted almonds

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower (or one bag store bought cauliflower rice)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup sliced toasted almonds ,can be done in toaster oven on bake setting for 5 minutes
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce, sriracha, or harissa Optional
  • 1/3 cup minced parsley (keep some leaves for garnish)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt or to taste
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Remove cauliflower core, and cut the florets into medium size. Process in a food processor with the S blade, until the cauliflower resembles grains of rice. 

  2. Wrap the cauliflower rice in a clean absorbent dish towel and squeeze out as much excess moisture from the cauliflower rice as you can. 

  3. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil on medium heat, and add the garlic. Cook for 1 minute or so.  Add the cauliflower rice, hot sauce (if using), and cook for about 5 to 8 minutes. 

  4. Remove from the heat, and add the toasted almonds, lemon juice and parsley. Adjust seasonings, and serve with extra parsley on top, as well as extra lemon wedges.