This is one of the best ever winter dinners. It’s filling, wholesome, healthy and super easy to make. What’s not to like?! Serve with a side of gluten-free bread or add some extra vegetables to add in extra nutrients and your favourite flavours.

Serves 2

Prep Time 20 min

Cooks In 20 min

Difficulty easy

  • • 2 large cauliflower heads, chopped into large pieces
  • • 1 tablespoon oil (or ghee) for the rice, plus 1 tablespoon for the onions
  • • 2-3 saffron threads
  • • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • • 1 shallot, finely diced
  • • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • • Optional - gluten free bread, extra vegetables

Step 1– Preheat your oven to 200 degrees. Break the saffron threads into small pieces and place in a large bowl.

Step 2– Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the saffron and place the bowl in a warm spot and let sit for about 10 minutes.Add the cauliflower, tumeric, salt, and saffron-infused olive oil to the saffron bowl and blend well to coat the cauliflower.

Step 3– Spread out the cauliflower on a piece of parchment paper on top of a cookie sheet, and bake for 15 minutes, or until the edges begin to brown and the cauliflower is tender.

Step 4– Place the onions and a tablespoon of oil in a small frying pan and cook the onions on a medium heat until they are transparent and starting to brown.

Step 5– Cool the cauliflower for a few minutes and place it in a food processor (or chop finely by hand) to process it into small rice pieces. Combine the rice and onions and blend well. Add the shallots and salt to taste.


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After years of living on fad foods refined sugar and being a long-time victim to the devil of diet coke, Miranda found her stomach had turned into a nasty place that led to a dash to hospital. It was time to step up and take responsibility for her health and transforming her attitude to food was a good place to start. And what better place to take these tentative  steps than beautiful Bondi.

All of us can sometimes get into a contained cycle of habit that seems almost impossible to change so the Bondi Baker blog is about taking small, simple steps to using healthy, nutritious ingredients that work for your body. The word ‘journey’ can sound a little bit cringe  worthy but searching for a way to empower ourselves through positive change is an awesome thing. If we can improve our health by creating food that can be shared with other people and enjoyed ourselves then why not embrace this kind of positive change!


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