Baked cauliflower ‘rice’ with coconut milk and tomatoes

I’d been thinking about using cauliflower rice (blitzed up fresh cauliflower) as a basis for an oven risotto style of dish, this recipe uses coconut milk, tomato, peanut butter and ginger to give such a satisfying and comforting flavour.

 

ready to eat

 
Even with a long cooking time the cauliflower retains some bite, the crunch from the peanut butter backs it up which goes so well with the rich creamy sauce.  The polenta was really only added to thicken the mixture to being closer to a risotto, but really makes the dish so much better!
1 medium cauliflower (mine was about 350g when prepared)

440g tin chopped tomatoes

440g tin coconut milk

75g quick cook polenta

2tbsp minced fresh ginger

3tbsp chopped fresh coriander

2tbsp crunchy peanut butter

Half teaspoon tamari

Pre-heat the oven to 160 degrees

Roughly chop the cauliflower florets and place in a food processor, blitz until the pieces are mainly the size of rice grains.

 

mainly rice size…!

 
Mix together all the ingredients with the cauliflower except the polenta, pop in an oven proof dish and place in the oven.

  
Cook for about 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, then take out stir in the quick cook polenta and return to the oven for 15 minutes.

Let it cool slightly before serving, it really retains heat!

By A

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