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Do you say TOO-muric or TUR-meric? I had one of those moments where my pronunciation didn’t match the spelling and I thought I’d been embarrassingly saying it wrong all along. The “internet” has squelched my embarrassment and assured me I was correct in either spelling but that the pronunciation should be TOO-muric.
Now that I’ve settled that, let’s chat about cauliflower rice. I’m not sure who anyone is trying to fool but cauli-rice definitively not rice. Let’s just embrace cauliflower rice as a vegetable side dish and not a faux-rice and we can all be happy. Plain jane cauliflower rice is fairly depressing, especially if you’re at the beginning of a whole 30 or switching to a paleo based style of eating. You’re missing rice, you want that comforting bowl of steaming, starchy love and instead, you’re eating a steaming, starch-less bowl of…cauliflower. I get it. I’ve been there. This recipe is my solution to that feeling. By adding coconut milk, turmeric and cilantro we go from a blah bowl of cauliflower rice to a dynamic, rich side dish that pairs well with a spicy curry or jerk chicken.
Have you ever had that sad feeling about paleo, grain-free or gluten-free mock recipes? Let me know in the comments and I’ll do my best to come up with a recipe that changes that unfulfilled feeling to a positive one.