Mild in flavor and color, cauliflower makes an ideal substitute for rice in grain-free cooking. Here, we're using it as a base for a roasted salmon and sautéed veggies, and amping the flavor up with traditional Middle Eastern spices.
RECIPE: Roasted Salmon and Cauliflower Rice Bowl
Yield: 1 serving Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes
1/2 cup mixed dill, mint, and parsley leaves, roughly chopped
Cook the salmon
Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
Place salmon filet skin side-down on baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon olive oil and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt, then roast in oven, 10 to 12 minutes.
Make the cauliflower rice
De-stem cauliflower and break into florets, discarding as much stem as possible. Pulse in food processor until it resembles small grains of rice. Set aside.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet and add onions. Cook on high for 2 minutes, then turn heat down to low and cook, stirring occasionally, until caramelized, about 10 minutes. Add mushrooms and garlic and cook 2 minutes, then add cauliflower, cumin, allspice, cinnamon,1/4 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Cook 2 minutes. Turn off heat and stir in baby spinach. (The residual heat will wilt the spinach.)
Assemble the bowl:
Remove from skillet, stir in lemon zest, dill, mint, and parsley and transfer to a small bowl.