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Toasted Cauliflower Cous Cous with Pine Nuts & Raisins
Fragrant Middle Eastern-inspired low carb cauliflower cous cous side dish! Serve with my Beef Shawarma or Crispy Lebanese Chicken linked in the blog post.
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup finely diced white onion
- 2 tbsp pine nuts
- 12 oz Trader Joe’s frozen organic cauliflower rice
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley and mint leaves
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
Heat olive oil
over medium heat in a large stainless steel skillet. Add white onion and a pinch of sea salt
and sautee for 3 to 4 minutes until browned. Add pine nuts and toast for 1 minute until fragrant.
Add cauliflower rice with another pinch of sea salt
to the pan
and cook, stirring continuously, for 5 to 6 minutes until the cauliflower is crisp tender. No mushy cauliflower rice! Continuously stirring the rice releases the steam so your cauliflower rice toasts rather than steams in the skillet.
Remove skillet from heat and stir in the raisins, herbs, and lemon juice. Taste and add more lemon juice and sea salt
, if desired.
I prefer to use jumbo raisins because they are more plump and juicy. You may use 3 cups of homemade riced cauliflower in place of the Trader Joe's rice. For AIP, omit pine nuts and replace with equal amount chopped dried apricots.