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Thai Red Curry with Cauliflower “Rice”

Posted in Low Carb, Uncategorized by kimandthi on September 21, 2010

Here is a recipe for a low carbohydrate, high protein, and high delicious Thai red curry. In making the culinary switch from solely tasty cooking to dietary constriction, sometimes all you need to make favorite dishes appropriate is to replace an ingredient or two. In this case, that ingredient is rice.

Quite a large component of a curry dish, isn’t it?

In this recipe, the rice is replaced with grated cauliflower. YES, cauliflower! You might be thinking “Cauliflower tastes nothing like rice!” or “Cauliflower can’t fool me” or “huh…interesting”. Drained well, and cooked NOT to mush, it contributes the same qualities that rice does to a dish. That is, it turns out to be a wonderful base for this heavy curry, a bed to sop up the curry juices.

Thai Red Curry with Cauliflower Rice

For curry:
1 chicken thigh, sliced
1/4 yellow onion diced
1/2 green pepper sliced
1 tsp olive oil
1 tsp Thai red curry paste
1/4 cup light coconut milk
fish sauce
basil leaves

For rice:
1/2 cup cauliflower

1. Saute chicken thigh in 1 tsp olive oil, cook until browned, about 3 minutes
2. Add onions and green pepper to pan until soft.
3. Add curry paste to pan, and let paste fry for a minute to release aromatics, careful not to let it burn
4. Pour coconut milk in pan and bring to a simmer, add fish sauce to taste (should be <1 tsp)
5. Turn off heat, and stir in basil leaves

1. Cut cauliflower into slices, and chop, grate, or process cauliflower in food processor until chunky and has a similar texture to rice****
2. Add cauliflower to plate and microwave for 3 minutes (do not add water)

Makes 1 serving
255 calories
13.2g fat
7.2g net carbs
22.3g protein


3 Responses

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  1. biz319 said, on November 8, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    I love the idea of the “riced” cauliflower! I am doing low carb, and am going to be making chicken tikka masala, and I was going to miss the rice – I’ll give this a try!

  2. Chowstalker said, on April 22, 2011 at 12:38 am

    Looks and sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing this on Chowstalker!

  3. Robin said, on April 22, 2011 at 2:56 am

    I’ve riced cauliflower before but not the way you do. I’m going to try your method the next time. Also, I just bought a curry cookbook on my home tonight! I’m going to try to venture in to new territory. I think I’ll try your recipe over the weekend!

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