Indian Spice Cauliflower Rice

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Indian Spice Cauliflower Rice

Positive Vitality’s Indian Spice Cauliflower Rice is Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Egg Free, Vegan, Paleo, Raw and Ketogenic*

Cauliflower Rice is a brilliant low-carb, low-calorie rice substitute. The addition of Indian spices brings this dish to another level by adding tonnes of flavour and aroma and even more health benefits (read more bellow).



(4 portions)

  • 1 large Cauliflower
  • 1 Tbsp Indian Spices (I used: cardamon, clove, saffron, cumin seeds,  turmeric and nutmeg)
  • 2 heaped Tbs Almond Flakes
  • pinch of Himalayan Salt
  • *optional: small handful of Raisns (NOT suitable for the Ketogenic diet)



  1. Wash your cauliflower and kale and roughly chop, remove all the greens from the cauliflower.
  2. Place in a food processor and grate into the size of rice.
  3. Alternatively, you can finely chop it.
  4. Transfer to a pot, add spices and salt and cook in a small amount of water for 8-10min.
  5. Drain the excess water.
  6. Add alomnd flakes and *raisins and combine in with a fork.
  7. Serve in a place of a normal rice, with Indian dishes or as a small dish on its own.
  8. Store in a fridge for up to 3 days.

Health Benefits:


Cauliflower is a member of the cancer-fighting cruciferous family of vegetables. Cauliflower is anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich and may boost both your heart and brain healthEating cauliflower will provide your body with impressive amounts of vitamin C, vitamin k, beta-carotene, and much more while supporting healthy digestion and detoxification.


Studies have shown that turmeric helps prevent Alzheimer’s disease and joint inflammation. It also helps in minimising liver damages caused by taking excessive alcohol consumption or regular use of pain-killers. Turmeric helps in cold and cough and it is also antiseptic. Turmeric is a powerful antioxidat with a cancer fighting properties.


The antiseptic and antibiotic properties of clove oil are used in medicines especially in dentistry, oral and pharyngeal treatments. It has wider applications in preparations of toothpaste and mouthwashes, soaps and perfumes. It is also reported to help diabetics in sugar assimilations.


Saffron has the ability to treat depression, prevents loss of vision, and improves memory. The stigma of the flower can provide relief from digestive issues with the help of its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-depressant properties. In medicine, saffron is used in fevers, melancholia, and enlargement of liver and spleen. In Ayurvedic medicine it is used to heal arthritis, impotence and infertility.


Cardamon eases out digestive problems and reduces flatulence, it is known to provide relief from throat problems, chest congestion, and gum infection. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties and the fact that it can alleviate muscle spasms, black cardamom is a saving grace for asthmatics. It is a great ingredient for respiratory problems.


Cumin is known to relieve from digestive problems, reduce chances of anaemia and alleviate common cold. Antiseptic properties of cumin can help fight flu by boosting the immune system. Cumin helps control stomach pain, indigestion, diarrohea, nausea and morning sickness. Cumin also contains a good amount of iron.


Nutmeg has anti-bacterial properties. It helps in fighting tooth decay, Alzheimer’s and improves memory. It can also release the tension in muscles.

If you liked this recipe, you must try more Dinner Recipes by Positive Vitality


By | 2017-06-19T13:43:24+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Dinner, Ketogenic, Lunch, Paleo, Raw Food, Recipes, Vegan|Comments Off on Indian Spice Cauliflower Rice

About the Author:

Ola Van Zyl is Owner of Positive Vitality Nutritional Therapy, Health Coach, Corporate Nutrition Specialist, Sports Nutrition Specialist and Public Speaker. Ola is a graduate of the Institute of Health Sciences in Nutritional Therapy, Dietary Counselling and Functional Sports Nutrition. She is a member of Nutritional Therapists of Ireland. In her work Ola applies the latest theories and research in nutrition, functional medicine and coaching to achieve optimum health. She works with groups and individuals, helping them to gain more energy, to lose weight, to manage stress, improve sleep quality and mood, as well as increase physical performance. Ola believes that nutrition is the key to long and vibrant live and she is very passionate about creating nutritious and delicious recipes to encourage healthy eating.