Curried Cauliflower Rice Bowl

Curried Cauliflower Rice Bowl

Who say’s eating healthy has to be boring? Nutty brown rice, roasted curried-spiced cauliflower, sautéed onions and carrots, a dollop of coconut oil and a sprinkle of dill come together in this wholesome and filling curried cauliflower rice bowl.

For the past few years I am been delving more and more into vegetarian cuisine, and I have to say that it is so much more versatile than people give it credit for. Combining grains, legumes, and vegetables means endless possibilities in terms of flavour combinations. Grains like brown rice, millet, quinoa, and couscous are a blank canvas to any add-in, whether it be veggies, legumes, versatile sauces and condiments, seeds, nuts, sprouts, the list goes on. I’ve also discovered that the absolute easiest way to combine all that goodness in one plate, hence the rice bowl. The rice bowl has been my saving grace at so many dinner times, especially on busy weeknights. With a little bit of organization any rice bowl can come together in minutes.

Weekend prep time is a must for me – albeit I also find time during the week to prepare some staple ingredients while cooking up another meal. Most Sundays I cook up a batch of grains – usually quinoa or brown rice, chickpeas and lentils, and sauté or roast a few different types of veggies. Everything gets stored in it’s own individual container in the fridge for easy access. With everything already prepared all I have to do is combine them with a few add-ins; fresh greens like kale or spinach, pumpkin seeds, cashews, pesto sauce, tapenade, avocado, hummus, guac, fresh tomatoes, the options are limitless. It’s amazing how with only a few ingredients you can create a different culinary masterpiece every time you prepare a rice bowl.

Curried Cauliflower Rice Bowl

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Not a fan of cauliflower? Try one of these other delicious combinations;

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Curried Cauliflower Rice Bowl

: Serves 2
: 10 min
: 25 min

Who say’s eating healthy has to be boring? Nutty brown rice, roasted curried-spiced cauliflower, sautéed onions and carrots, a dollop of coconut oil and a sprinkle of dill come together in this wholesome and filling curried cauliflower rice bowl. For the past few years I am been delving more and more into vegetarian cuisine, and […]


Curried Cauliflower Rice Bowl
    5-6 cups pre-cooked brown rice
  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped into small florets
  • 1/4 cup + 3 tbs. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbs. extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 large carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1-2 tsp. mild curry powder
  • 1 tsp. dried dill (optional)
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Transfer the cauliflower florets to a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper and toss with 1/4 cup olive oil, curry powder, 1 tsp. sea salt and 1/2 tsp. black pepper. Bake in the oven for 20-5 minutes or until the cauliflower is fork tender.

In the meantime, heat 3 tbs. olive oil and 1 tbs. of coconut oil is a large frying pan on medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Chop the onions and carrot thinly then add to the pan. Cook covered with a lid for 8-10 minutes or until fork tender.

Once the cauliflower is cooked, remove from the oven and transfer directly to the frying pan with the onions and carrots. Add the pre-cooked brown rice, dill, and salt and pepper to taste. If desired, add more curry and/or coconut oil to taste. Toss and combine until the rice is heated through.

19 thoughts on “Curried Cauliflower Rice Bowl”

  • Ooh! This sounds really amazing! I like the brown rice part of it and curried definitely sounds amazing. I love anything with rice, actually so I like the idea of doing rice bowls and since you make it sound so easy, it’s definitely a must try for me!

  • Loved the recipe. I too love these type of dishes and improvise to make new one pot meals. This one looks really tasty.

  • I bet this dish is so filling. I have been using cauliflower for everything lately. I love riced cauliflower with lemon and cilantro. I have also tried pizza dough made with cauliflower. Such a versatile veggie! I will have to try this for lunch or dinner.

  • I really need to set aside one day of the week to do prep work. I keep reading how much time it saves. I don’t eat a lot of cauliflower, but not sure why. I really enjoy it. I’m looking forward to this making this recipe in my first prep weekend experience.

    • I usually prep on Sundays but sometimes I do it sporadically. For example, if one evening I’m at the stove preparing dinner and I have a few burners free, I’ll put on a pot of rice or legumes. I try to save time whenever I can.

  • I love a good curry. Actually my curry chicken recipe is one of my most popular posts. I have never thought about trying it with veggies much. I don’t eat a lot of culiflower though, I think memories from childhood make me not want to have it. Although recently I’ve seen some great recipes that include it.

  • I LOVE curry! I also love cauliflower it is so good for you! Curry is really good for you too, I also make curry homemade pickles they are my husbands favorite, regular curry and the spicy flavor.

  • I am not a vegetarian but I can totally live off veggies if I had to. I got used to eating tons of it in my home country and that definitely made me appreciate veggies so much more. I’m loving this recipe that you shared. Cauliflower will always be a favorite and my boys love it too!

  • My brother swears by curry, he loves the stuff. I have never tried it but I do enjoy really spicy stuff and I heard it was pretty spicy so I am willing to give it a go. This recipe may be a great way for me to try it out. I think it sounds and looks really good so I will have to try it and invite my brother over, thank you for sharing!

  • What a great recipe. So unique. I love trying new side dishes like this . I think my whole family would enjoy this recipe too. Super easy and filled with great veggies

  • This looks delicious! I am seeing more and more people using cauliflower in dishes. I need to use it more and I love seeing these creative ways to use it. I bet my hubby would love this!

  • I love meals in a bowl and especially love that your meal is centered around cauliflower. It’s a veggie that isn’t given a lot of love! I know this will be super tasty, the combinations of spices sounds just delicious!

  • While I definitely am not a vegetarian, I really appreciate some of the delicious vegetarian recipes out there! Rice bowls are a great weeknight dinner recipe, and I love the inclusion of curried cauliflower. I can’t wait to try these out and see what my family thinks!

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