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Banting Mediterranean Rice

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Banting Mediterranean Rice

Flavourful caulirice topped with beef mince, fresh herbs, roasted aubergines, almond flakes and crispy fried onions.




Ingredients to serve 2

  • 1 head x cauliflower – grate finely
  • 1 x onions – slice thinly
  • 250g x beef mince
  • 1 x aubergines – cut into wedges (1cm)
  • 1 clove x garlic – peel, grate finely & chop
  • ½ tsp x chilli flakes (optional)
  • 1 tsp x Mediterranean mix
  • 5g x fresh parsley – chop finely
  • 5g x fresh dill – chop finely
  • 1½ tbsp x flaked almonds
  • olive oil (from your pantry)
  • salt & black pepper (from your pantry)

Ingredients to serve 4

  • 2 heads x cauliflower – grate finely
  • 2 x onions – slice thinly
  • 500g x beef mince
  • 2 x aubergines – cut into wedges (1cm)
  • 2 cloves x garlic – peel, grate finely & chop
  • 1 tsp x chilli flakes (optional)
  • 2 tsp x Mediterranean mix
  • 10g x fresh parsley – chop finely
  • 10g x fresh dill – chop finely
  • 3 tbsp x flaked almonds
  • olive oil (from your pantry)
  • salt & black pepper (from your pantry)

Method

Step 1

Preparation: Preheat the oven to 200°C. Prepare all the ingredients as indicated above.

Step 2

Aubergine: Line a baking tray with tin foil, add a few glugs of olive oil (enough to coat), salt and pepper. Roast the aubergines for 20-25 minutes until golden and cooked.

Step 3

Almonds: Place a small pan on med-high heat and dry toast the almonds until lightly browned - about a minute. Toss often to make sure they don’t burn.

Step 4

Onions: Heat a few glugs of olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the onion slices with a little salt and fry for 10-12 minutes until golden and crispy. Don’t make the pan too hot – you don’t want the onions to burn and go bitter. Remove the onions from the pan and set aside.

Step 5

Mince: Use the same pan you used for the onions, add the beef mince and break it up in the pan with a spoon or spatula. Add the Mediterranean mix, chilli flakes (optional), salt, pepper and garlic and cook until golden and cooked through – 5 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.

Step 6

Cauliflower rice: Using the same pan you used for the mince on a medium- high heat, sauté the grated cauliflower for 2 minutes until cooked. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 7

Serve the cauliflower topped with the beef mince, parsley, dill, roasted aubergines, toasted almonds and fried onions.