This week I am sharing a recipe which fits in the PEGAN Diet. Have you heard about this diet? Well this is absolutely new for me too.Check out this Nutty Cauliflower Rice recipe. Like the name suggests, the pegan diet borrows principles from both the paleo diet and veganism. In short, paleo eaters try to consume only foods available in the Paleolithic era 2.6 million years ago: vegetables, fruits, nuts, fish, and meat. It usually excludes dairy, grains, sugar, legumes, oils, salt, alcohol, and coffee. Veganism prescribes refraining from any animal products and byproducts — including meat, fish, eggs, cheese, yogurt, and honey — and eating plant-based foods instead.
A trendy eating plan dubbed the pegan diet (not pagan, mind you — that’s something else). Dr. Mark Hyman first coined the term on his blog in 2014, but the philosophy has only since picked up steam.  Source I would like thank my fellow blogger Veena who suggested this wonderful theme for this week.Head over to her blog for some healthy and awesome recipes. Pegan diet mostly has 75% veggies and 25% meat .You can check out alternatives for vegan protein. Basically any processed food is to be avoided.There are some do’s and don’t’s in this diet. Check the link above for more information.

Recipe for Nutty Cauliflower Rice

  • Ingredients:
  • 3 Cups grated Cauliflower
  • 1 Medium Onion finely chopped
  • 3 Garlic Cloves Minced
  • 1 Tbsp Unsalted Pistachios
  • 1 Tbsp Unsalted Sunflower Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Boiled Chickpeas
  • Finely Chopped Fresh Parsley
  • 1 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Chilli Flakes
  • 1 Cup Chopped Baby Bok Choy
Method: Wash the Cauliflower nicely and remove the leaves and cut into florets. Pulse them coarsely in a food processor or grate them using a box grater.
Heat a wide bottom pan. Add olive oil. Saute the onion until they turn translucent for about 4 mins.Add minced garlic and cook for another minute. Next add boiled chick peas and chopped bok choy and mix well.
After 2-3 mins add the grated cauliflower and mix on high heat so that the moisture evaporates. Add pistachios , sunflower seeds and chilli flakes.High heat will remove the excess moisture and will not turn mushy.
Lastly add sea salt and stir in parsley .
Serve warm wholesome dish!!! Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Notes:
  • You can add Sundried tomatoes
  • You can add pine nuts and almonds as well


  1. Addition of chickpeas for the protein element along with nuts and seeds, cauliflower – It is a complete wholesome deal. Who needs to diet when you have recipes like these. Looks absolutely delicious Preethi!

  2. A beautiful platter with tempting wholesome meal!! Loved the addition of chickpeas in the cauliflower rice recipe that completes the protein needed.. Loving this simple yet full of flavours cauliflower rice recipe.

  3. Nutty cauliflower rice looks so delicious flavourful and lip-smacking. Adding chickpeas makes the dish filling. I can keep dieting if I can get such a delicious wholesome dish. Superb share.

  4. Mmmm every time I hear of cauliflower rice I realize what I had cooked had the ingredients just right for a disaster.
    Now this is one awesome recipe that will be yummy. I am not to sure of bok choy though. Can I leave that out?

  5. I think Pegan theme has got us three different and awesome ways of cauliflower rice ! Bokchoy and Chickpeas just upped the nutrition content, wow 🙂

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