Creamy cauliflower brown rice with prosciutto
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4 adults
  • For the rice (1 part rice, 2 parts water):
  • 230 g (uncooked weight) brown rice - I use a half pint glassful
  • 740 ml of cold water - 2 x half pint glassful
  • For the sauce:
  • Half a head of cauliflower, including leaves if you like (I do), chopped small-ish
  • About 470ml veg stock or a mixture of milk and stock (you can add more to get it less thick once the cauli' is cooked)
  • To make the dish:
  • 6 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 or 4 stalks of rosemary, leaves stripped and chopped finely
  • 4 slices of prosciutto, snipped with scissors
  • 1 ball of mozzarella, chopped roughly into small chunks
  • salt and pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil, to serve

Rinse the brown rice well, and cover with cold water (twice the amount of rice). Bring to boil and cook till all the water has gone. Takes about 20 minutes. (I do this in the morning, so when I come back to make dinner, I am dealing with cold cooked brown rice.) Chop the cauli' up, roughly, into small pieces, so they cook quite quickly. Small florets are fine. Cover with hot stock / milk and bring to boil, then reduce to a simmer. The liquid needs to cover the cauliflower so it cooks evenly. Once it's cooked, after about 10-15 minutes, blitz in a food processor. You want a thick soup consistency. If it's a little too thin, don't worry, just don't put as much in - leftovers are nice as soup! If it's too thick, simply add a little more milk. Meanwhile, sweat the onion and garlic for about 5 minutes, to soften. Add the herbs, and prosciutto and cook a little more, so the meat crisps up a little. Tip in the cooked rice (warm or cold), and heat through. Add the cauliflower sauce, stir to combine. Scatter the chopped cheese through and let it melt, stirring gently. Let it heat through to a gently bubble. Season to taste, then serve. Be very smug that your kids are eating brown rice and loving it!


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