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Cauliflower rice with masala chicken

Delicately seasoned cauliflower ‘rice’ with juicy, spicy chicken – a healthy wholesome low-carb alternative to rice and also quick & easy.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course dinner, LUNCH, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


for the chicken marinade

  • 500 grams chicken breast
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder or cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • salt to taste

for the riced cauliflower

  • 1 medium-sized head of cauliflower
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon black cumin seeds optional
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • a few dashes of salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • cilantro for garnish


  • Chop the chicken breasts into 1-inch cubes. Combine all the ingredients for the marinade and coat the chicken. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Chop the cauliflower into big chunks with the stalks. ‘Rice’ the cauliflower using the grater attachment of your food processor.
  • Heat 1/2 tablespoon of oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds and chili flakes. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the riced cauliflower and cook uncovered for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Season with a dash of salt and pepper and transfer onto a plate.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in the same pan and add the chicken with the marinade. Stir well and cook covered for 10 minutes.
  • Uncover and cook for another 5 minutes on medium-high heat until the mixture thickens and all water evaporates.
  • Beat the eggs with salt, pepper and a pinch or two of turmeric powder. Heat the remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil in an omelet pan and scramble the eggs.
  • Toss the cooked chicken, cauliflower rice and the eggs together with a sprinkling of lemon juice and transfer to a serving bowl.
  • Serve garnished with cilantro. Yum!


  • Chicken can be marinated overnight, the longer it is marinated, the better it tastes.
  • Replace chicken with extra firm tofu for a vegetarian version. Or try the super easy coconut flavored riced cauliflower.
  • Black cumin has a stronger flavor and can be found in Indian stores. It’s just optional, so don’t fret over it if you can’t find.
  • The marinated chicken will leave out a lot of water while cooking, just keep stirring on high heat until the mixture thickens.
Keyword cauliflower rice, healthy, Low-carb, quick easy