Trying out broccoli rice

A food trend that has emerged right now is taking vegetables and turning them in carbohydrate alternatives. So we’re talking, courgette spaghetti, sweet potato fries, and cauliflower rice.

I must say, I’m a big fan. There’s a lot to be said for all of the above, especially cauliflower rice, as it can be flavoured in so many ways that it kind of pushes me to think where I could take it that it hasn’t already been to before.

I tend to avoid sweet potato fries unless I make them at home, in restaurants they are often deep fried and covered in flour, so I kind of think if I’m eating something that’s deep fried i’d much prefer to just go all in and eat the potato kind of fry.

When I made the above, I really fancied something that felt healthy, vegetable filled and hearty. Something satisfying in that respect, and it definitely delivered.

You’re looking at some artichoke hearts, chicken, green beans, leeks, onions and garlic which I pan fried and then added some chicken stock. I let that simmer for 15 minutes and it tasted fantastic. The thing to watch for here in my opinion is how cooked the artichoke hearts are, you’ll definitely want those with a bit of bite in them.

That’s accompanied by broccoli rice (didn’t have a cauliflower at the time), that’s cooked in a pan with two teaspoons of olive oil, spices wise I used salt and peppers, garlic powder and some dried parsley. It definitely felt filling, and I thought that it did it’s job in replacing something I’d typically have with brown rice.

What’s your favourite non-potato-based alternative? Let me know!

Enjoy, Roi x