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Fridays Call for Fish! Why not have your fish with this yummy cauliflower rice recipe?
On of my family's go-to Friday protein (especially during Lenten season) is Cod.
Cod is something that is simple to cook and quick to cook, which is good for Friday evenings when you are tired from the long work week and have Friday evening plans.
Only two out of five of my family members like fishy-fish (my dad and I), while the other's kinda of like seafood if it doesn't taste fishy.
Therefore, when it comes to a family meal that involves fish, we are limited.
Cod, however, is a plain white fish that does not have that strong seafood taste. Everyone in my family will eat this fish.
Therefore, I decided to create a meal that involves cod but also has a unique and healthy side.
I decided to make this tropical cauliflower rice with cod.
Tropical Cauliflower Rice Recipe
Cauliflower rice is a great rice substitute for those who follow a low-carb, paleo diet.
Cauliflower rice is really just pulsed cauliflower and so that's how this cauliflower rice recipe begins.
You can pulse it in a food processor or you can chop the cauliflower into itty-bitty pieces.
Using a food processor is obviously easier and you can get sizes smaller.
I sometimes use a food processor for half the cauliflower and chop the other half to get a mixture of textures.
To season the cauliflower rice recipe, I decided to use two super spices that have tremendous health benefits as well as a fruit that also has essential health benefits.
Many different cuisines involve turmeric in their culinary masterpieces.
This spice is a promising disease-preventive agent due to its anti-inflammatory action.
A major study, performed by James A. Duke documented the health benefits of this spice.
He found that turmeric extracts block the formation of beta-amyloid (a substance responsible for the plaques that slowly obstruct cerebral function) that is a major symptom in Alzheimer's disease.
Turmeric contains more than two dozen anti-inflammatory compounds.
Duke found that curcumin, the main component in turmeric, have eased arthritic symptoms.
Furthermore, some sources report that turmeric may prevent and/or treat colon cancer, mammary cancer, prostate cancer,
liver cancer, esophageal cancer, and oral cancer in animals.
So why not add this healthy spice into this dish!
You can use this anti-inflammatory spice as a remedy for nausea and pain according to some health experts.
I love that it's one of the nightshade free spices we can enjoy often!
The taste of ginger is unique and delicious.
Whether you use it to alleviate motion sickness, inflammation, vomiting or a s well a cold with ginger, or to cook with, you won't be disappointed.
Tropical Cauliflower Rice Recipe with Cod
For the Cauliflower Rice
- 7 Cups Cauliflower Rice
- 10 Scallions Whites and Greens Separated
- 1 tsp Tumeric
- 1/4 Inch Fresh Ginger Finely chopeped
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- 1/4 Cup Water or Broth
- 1.5 Cups Canned, Diced Pineapple
- Salt and Pepper to taste
For the Cod
- 4 4 oz Cod Fillets
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Once preheated, place the seasoned cod fillets in the oven for approximately 20 minutes or until the fish is flaky.
While the fish is in the oven, drain the pineapple from the can and pour the juice in a pot.
Add the white parts of the scallions, ginger, and garlic to the pot and let good for approximately 2 minutes.
Add the cauliflower rice, salt and pepper, pineapple. and the water or broth and cook for approximetly 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add some of the scallion greens to the pot and let the cauliflower rice cook for another 2 minutes.
To serve, place a heaping cup of cauliflower rice on a plate with one of the cod fillets. Garnish both the cod and cauliflower rice with the remaining scallions.
Protein: 30 g