Wild (Cauliflower) Rice with Walnuts and Dates

Low carb wild rice recipe.

I can’t believe this is a rice-free dish. Shredded cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts mimic the flavor and consistency of wild rice!

Before going grain-free, wild rice used to be one of my favorite side dishes. The flavor and consistency of wild rice went perfectly with a tender serving of protein. My grain-free plate felt empty.

A few months after creating my first cauliflower rice recipe, I had the epiphany to come up with a cauliflower rice with the look, feel and taste of wild rice. This recipe calls for shredded cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts and chopped dates and walnuts.

The end result is so similar to traditional wild rice you won’t even miss the carbs 🙂 Enjoy!

Wild (Cauliflower) Rice with Walnuts and Dates
A Recipe by Diana Keuilian
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Serves 8

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup Brussels sprouts, cut into quarters
  • 4 stalks celery
  • 1 cup organic, free range chicken broth
  • Dash of salt and pepper
  • ½ cup pitted dates, chopped
  • ⅓ cup walnuts, chopped and toasted

  1. In a large skillet cook onions in the olive oil for about 10 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, shred the cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and celery in a food processor using the grating attachment.
  3. Add the shredded cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, celery, broth and a dash of salt and pepper to the skillet. Mix well and cook for 3 minutes.
  4. Pour the mixture into a lightly greased casserole dish. Cover with foil and bake in a 400 degree F oven for 35 minutes.
  5. Stir in the dates and walnuts, return to the oven for 10 minutes, uncovered.

Calories: 114     Fat: 5     Carbohydrates: 18     Sugar: 2     Sodium: 97     Fiber: 4     Protein: 4    

Low carb wild rice recipe.


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  • Karen May 10, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Hi! I just discovered your blog and am really enjoying looking through all of your recipes! I’ve noticed in several of your cauli-rice dishes that you bake them in the oven. Do you think they would turn out well if cooked in a slow cooker/crock pot? I’m trying to think ahead to summer, when I really try to avoid using the oven.

    • Diana May 11, 2015 at 5:33 pm

      Hi Karen,
      Thanks for your comment and glad to hear you are enjoying my site 🙂 Instead of using a crock pot I would recommend sautéing the cauliflower rice for a few minutes in a skillet. I think that the crock pot method would leave it too mushy. Enjoy!

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