You’ve probably heard the expression, “eat the rainbow!” It’s a simple way of encouraging us to enjoy a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables daily in order to ensure balanced nutrition. This can be especially difficult for picky-eaters – I have a couple of those in my home and I bet you do too!
In fact, I’ve been know to “hide the rainbow” in sauces, smoothies, muffins, etc. in a sneaky quest to get more veggies into my picky-eaters’ bellies. But I’ve discovered that often the key to getting more veggies on my family’s plate is simply combining them in a way that isn’t overpowering, but works to really complement the overall flavors of a dish.
It also helps to fine dice the veggies – like beautiful and colorful confetti – thus the name of this recipe. Finely diced veggies blend into a dish more easily, resulting in a more balanced flavor. Plus, they spare the picky eater from having to take big solo bites of a not-so-favorite veggie.
When I’m not doing The Whole30 Program, I like to make a similar version of this dish using basmati rice. I just add the finely diced sautéed veggies to my cooked Baja-Style Cilantro Rice. Yum! However, since so many of us are taking the 30-day challenge together in July, I thought I’d share this incredibly delicious cauli-rice version.
If you haven’t made cauli-rice yet, let me assure you it’s wonderful and takes just 10-15 minutes. So it really is a quick dish to put together even on a busy night. (Especially if you process the cauliflower on your prep day and place it in an airtight container in the fridge until you’re ready to cook it. See recipe instructions below for details.)
If you’d like step-by-step instructions for making cauli-rice “magic,” be sure to check out my How to Make Cauli-Rice Photo Tutorial.
Again, this is such a simple dish to put together, especially when you remember your “mise en place.” By grating the cauliflower and fine-dicing all of the veggies in advance of starting the recipe, all you’ll need to do is heat the skillet and go …
What a beautiful rainbow of flavorful veggies! This Veggie Confetti Cauliflower Rice recipe is truly a delicious complement to your favorite grilled meats, poultry and seafood dishes. Enjoy!