Just in case anyone is planning Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow, and still looking for an easy side dish…… Try this Cauliflower Rice Gratin.
It can be made ahead of time and baked at the last minute. It doesn’t have eggs or cream so it doesn’t need special handling.
If you don’t have cauliflower use what you have – broccoli, Brussel sprouts. carrots, spinach, winter squash. It’s very flexible.
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Cauliflower Rice Gratin
This is an easy gratin, with both the rice and cauliflower pre-cooked. Make ahead and bake when you’re ready.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Vegetables
- 1/2 cup (3oz, 90gr) Basmati rice
- 1 cup (8oz 240gr) chicken stock
- 2 cups (1/3 head) cauliflower, cut into small florets
- 1/2 cup (4oz, 125gr) Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup (1oz, 30gr) grated Parmesan
- 1 tsp marjoram
- 1/2 cup (2oz, 60gr) shredded cheese
- Cook rice in stock according to package directions, usually about 16 minutes.
- Cook cauliflower in boiling salted water for 7 – 9 minutes, until tender
- When rice is done, combine with yogurt, marjoram, and Parmesan
- Put half of the rice mixture into a baking dish.
- Drain cauliflower and arrange over the rice.
- Top with shredded cheese and bake 15 minutes, 400F (200C), until heated through and golden.
You could substitute any cooked vegetable for the cauliflower.
Keywords: cauliflower gratin, rice gratin
I’m having a difficult time with time.
I know, intellectually, that tomorrow is U.S. Thanksgiving Day.
I know, intellectually, that Christmas will follow shortly.
Usually, by this time of year, I have planned when I’m going to start decorating and when I’m going to do the Christmas baking.
I’m just not feeling it…..
I think it’s because there haven’t been any of the usual markers.
Spring came and went without any visits to the garden stores.
Summer came and went without any festivals or wine tours or night markets or concerts or vide greniers (garage sales). The Tour de France was moved from June to August (or was it September?) and then everyone forgot about it
I didn’t put on a sundress all summer – because I never went anywhere that would justify getting the tiniest bit dressed up.
The Chocolate Fair was cancelled, as were all of the Christmas markets.
My Book Club hasn’t met since March.
While my calendar says it’s time for Christmas by mind is thinking Easter.
On the other hand…. this makes me ‘one with (most) the world’, doesn’t it?
I think I’ll put the Christmas tree up this weekend.
The pretty colored lights will make me happy……
On another note….. Apparently, in addition to the dog food, bird food, and recently added cat food, i now have to buy bat food.
A family of bats has moved into the barn.
What do bats eat in the winter?
Do they hibernate?
I keep waking them up…..