Every now at the farmer’s market I come across purple, orange, and even green cauliflower. I love the difference the color makes when cooking a summer dish, it adds a little extra pop of color to the meal. For this recipe I use orange cauliflower, also known as cheddar cauliflower. This beautifully colored vegetable is loaded with beta-carotene and contains about 25% more vitamin A than white cauliflower. Use colored cauliflower like you would white cauliflower to make the dish a bit more colorful. This recipe is quick, easy, and delicious! Enjoy!
1 tbs butter
1 cauliflower, cut into florets
½ yellow onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, diced
2 tbs fresh thyme
¼ cup green onions, sliced
2 cups cooked rice
¼ cup milk
salt and pepper, to taste
2 cups shredded smoked Gouda cheese
Preheat oven to 425⁰. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute cauliflower, onion, and garlic for 5 minutes or until starting to soften. Remove from heat and place cauliflower in a large baking dish. Toss cauliflower with thyme, green onions, rice, milk, salt, and pepper. Stir in half of the Gouda cheese (approx. 1 cup) and taste, add in more seasoning if desired. Top the dish with the remaining cup of smoked gouda. Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbling. Serve warm.
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