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Roasted aubergine with cauliflower rice

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What a super yummy lunch this was, the roasted aubergine with cauliflower rice! It is super tasty, easy and healthy at the same time. If you want to keep your lunch light, just use less olive oil.

So while I was busy thinking about three complete different cauliflower dishes, to show how extremely versatile this healthy vegetable is, I decided to include cauliflower rice. But I wasn’t sure yet with what. So I looked in my fridge and the aubergines needed using. So why not roast the aubergine and top it with a herby cauliflower rice. So there it started…

If you are interested in the other two cauliflower dishes; Check out these recipes;

All so delicious, and oh so completely different.

It is a beautiful combination. Not only in flavours but as well in texture. Somehow textures are always terribly important to me in a dish. That is why I decided to use 1 aubergine to make crispy aubergine slices. It gives you the perfect crunchiness. I kept these slices plain, but you can spice them up or bread them. Or add a spoonful of aioli on the plate and dip the crisps in there, YUM! Check out my good and very easy aioli recipe.

Adjust the cauliflower rice to your own liking

So I ended up with mint and coriander in my cauliflower rice (which is what I had in my fridge), but to be honest you can use any herbs for this. Think of;

  • Basil
  • parsley
  • chives
  • spring onions

Or you could easily make it more nutty by adding some nuts or seeds, like;

  • toasted almonds
  • toasted walnuts
  • Toasted sesame seeds
  • Toasted sunflower seeds
  • Toasted pumpkin seeds

Cooked cauliflower rice can last well in the fridge for about to 4 days. I personally recommend to use it fresh though.

You can freeze cauliflower rice by freezing the grated cauliflower before cooking. Make sure you press all the water out before freezing. And it is ready for baking or cooking whenever you are.

There are a million ways you can use cauliflower rice. In this case I used roasted aubergine, but be creative and find your own favourites. I would love to hear about them. Add @haricoco1 to your instagram post, or comment down below.

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