Serves: 2-4 as a side
1 whole head of cauliflower or a bag of riced cauliflower
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, minced
5 cloves of garlic, minced
2 pinches of five-spice
1 ½ cups low sodium vegetable stock or water
2-4 tablespoons of butter
½ bunch, finely chopped
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
If you are using a whole head of cauliflower rather than store-bought riced cauliflower, separate and cut off the stems. Buzz the stems int a food processor until you have rice-like pieces and then separately buzz the florets into rice-like pieces. Set aside.
In a large sauté pan, on medium heat add the olive oil and onion and sauté until the onions start to caramelize, about 8-10 minutes. Add the garlic and cauliflower and cook out the rawness, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper and the five-spice.
Slowly add the stock or water in ½ cup increments stirring until it is fully absorbed, it should take about 3-5 minutes each time. Keep adding the liquid in ½ cup increments until the cauliflower is fully cooked.
To make this a bit more decadent, add 2-4 tablespoons butter at the end. This is not necessary but high recommended. Garnish with chopped chives and serve hot.