After feasting on cauliflower “rice” for a few days, I was ready for a little more decadence and a lot more cauliflower. After all, life is all about balance, moderation and, of course, really good food :). So I loaded up some pasta sauce with Parmesan cheese and peppered in yellow raisins and pine nuts to add some guilt to pair with my favorite vegetable. This decadent pasta speaks for itself in terms of the sweetness of the raisins, saltiness of the cheese and the crunch of the cauliflower and pine nuts… YUM!
1 lb of pasta, cooked
1/2 head of cauliflower, cut into bite size pieces
1/2 onion, chopped
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup pine nuts
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
salt and pepper
Set your rice cooker to Saute-Then-Simmer. Add olive oil, garlic and onion and cook for five minutes, or until soft.
Add cauliflower and continue to cook for another 10 minutes until cauliflower has softened a bit. Add cream and cooked pasta.
When cream bubbles, add raisins, pine nuts, cheese and seasonings. Mix to coat pasta well and enjoy.
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