Discover our Spanish cauliflower rice frozen recipe, perfect for a quick and healthy meal. Enjoy the delicious taste of Spain in every bite.
Spanish Cauliflower Rice Frozen Recipe | Spanish Rice
- 1 medium-sized cauliflower head, riced (or 4 cups frozencauliflower rice)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1/2 cup diced tomatoes (canned or fresh)
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh parsley or cilantro for garnish
- If using fresh cauliflower, pulse it in a food process or until it resembles rice grains. If using frozen cauliflower rice, ensure it's fully thawed.
- Then, take a large skillet and heat the olive oil over medium heat.
- Add onions and garlic and cook until they turn brown.
- Add both bell peppers and cook until slightly softened.
- Stir in the peas and tomatoes, then add the riced cauliflower.
- Then sprinkle in smoked paprika, ground turmeric, cayenne pepper (if using), salt, and pepper.
- Cook, stirring frequently, for about 10-12 minutes or until the cauliflower rice is cooked through and all the ingredients are well combined.
- Finally, garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro before serving.
Dishes Paired Alongside the Spanish Cauliflower Rice Frozen
Traditional Spanish appetizers like olives, marinated artichokes, Manchego cheese, chorizo slices, and albondigas (meatballs) can complement the flavors in the cauliflower rice.
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This cold tomato-based soup, bursting with fresh vegetables, is a refreshing side that contrasts the warm cauliflower rice dish.
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Alcachofas a la Plancha
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Pimientos de Padrón
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Garlic Shrimp (Gambas al Ajillo)
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