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Creamy Sweet Corn Cauliflower Grits
Creamy Sweet Corn Cauliflower Grits.
Sweet Corn Cauliflower Grits is a quick vegetarian one pot meal! Comfort food made healthier! Cauliflower rice "grits," sweet corn, Gruyère cheese, & more!
lbs cauliflower (1 small head of cauliflower or cauliflower florets)
cup chopped onion
cup sweet corn (fresh or frozen)
to 2 cups grated Emmi Le Gruyère Cheese (extra for topping)
tsp minced garlic
tbsp olive oil or butter
sea salt/pepper to taste
tsp smoked paprika
handful chopped basil (extra leaves for garnishing)
cup spinach leaves
cup coconut milk or cream (feel to to use organic cream as an option)
Red pepper flakes to garnish
Optional Peppers - 1 jalapeño (sliced) or chopped bell pepper if you prefer less spicy.
Optional Sauce to spoon on top- 1/3 cup spicy marinara sauce mixed with 2 tbsp cream and 1 tbsp melted butter. Whisk. Drizzle on each bowl.
Option to make thickener - Add 1 cup of cooked quinoa to thicken if desired
- First Rice your cauliflower. The best way to do this is to remove stem, cut the cauliflower into small sections. You can also use florets. Then place 1 handful of the cauliflower into the food processor at a time.
- Pulse until a "rice" texture is formed. Remove, place in a large bowl. Repeat until you have riced all 3/4 lbs of a pound or 1 small head.
- Next, prepare the rest of you vegetables. Cut/slice, etc. Then grate your cheese so that you have it ready for the pan.
Place corn, onion, garlic, oil in pan and sauté on medium high until fragrant. Around 2-3 minutes.
Add riced cauliflower, paprika, spinach, and cream. Add optional jalapeno or bell pepper here if desired.
- Mix all together, then cover and reduce heat for 5 minutes on medium low. Stir in cheese and keep at medium low until cheese is melted in with the cauliflower “rice” grits.
- *NOTE* If you would like grits to be thicker here, add optional 1 cup cooked quinoa if desired.
- Remove from heat. Season with sea salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with red pepper flakes and chopped fresh basil to top.
- Serve into bowls.
- Add Tomato sauce topping (optional but SO tasty)
1/3 cup spicy marinara sauce mixed with 2 tbsp cream and 1 tbsp melted butter. Whisk together. Spoon over each serving or bowl.
- Add extra grated cheese and basil leaves to top.
Feel free to add a chicken, shrimp, chickpeas, egg, or any other protein this dish. Although it is filling by itself.
For more cheese choices that melt well, see www.emmisusa.com
Estimated Nutrition without sauce/topping:
380 calories, 13-15 grams of fat, 26 carbohydrates, 6 grams of fiber, 6 grams of sugar, 20 grams of protein 65% calcium
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