I have to admit that the idea of cauliflower rice did not appeal to me, it just seemed bland, in addition to that, I am not a fan of masquerading one food as another. I love rice and pasta, and they have their place in the mediterranean diet, I don’t need to stop eating them, they are just fine. However, this “rice” was interesting to me because it was a different way of preparing vegetables, but it needed the Greek touch; What if I cooked it with some onion, tomato paste and a few spices? Now that sounds good. So here it is. Basically a different version of the traditional Greek braised cauliflower. With a sprinkle of crumbled feta and a drizzle of olive oil, this was exactly how I imagined it: moist, flavorful and healthy.
Greek Cauliflower Rice with Feta
Elena Paravantes, RDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Writer and consultant specializing in the Mediterranean Diet and Cuisine. She has been active as a clinician, consultant and lecturer for 20 years, both in the U.S. and Greece. An expert on the Greek Mediterranean Diet, her interviews and articles have been published in many publications including CNN, U.S. News and World Report, Prevention, NPR, and Shape. Elena has collaborated with a number of organizations including Loyola University, Yale University, University of Missouri, Louisiana State University, and the American College of Greece.