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Naughty or Nice Cauliflower Rice with Fruit Bliss Dried Apricots | Organic, Vegan, Gluten Free, Pale

This post is sponsored by Fruit Bliss.

Happy December! I am all about the food during the holidays. Aren’t you? I love all the Fall and Winter flavors and spices. More importantly, I love the family time and I love cooking for my loved ones.

It seems like the past few times that I have made cauliflower rice for my family they either have no clue that it’s not real rice or they don’t believe that it’s really cauliflower! I have had to fully convince some of my family members that it’s low carb and not actually a white or brown rice.

Fruit Bliss makes Organic Turkish Dried Apricots that are pitted, soft and juicy! They are Non-GMO Project Verified, Vegan and Kosher as well. Their process is minimal as the fruit is dried in the sun and the only thing added is water to steam or dehydrate! Their fruit might seem darker in color but that’s because they skip the preservatives and added chemicals that give other dried fruits a bright color. These sweet, tasty, juicy apricots go great with cauliflower rice to create a sweet and savory side dish for the holidays.

This Christmas, I am definitely bringing this delicious side dish to share with everyone. I love the idea of sweet and savory together. It's the perfect combination. Fruit Bliss’ Organic Turkish Dried Apricots are so perfect for this side dish that will have you and your loved ones asking for seconds and thirds.

With a combination of fresh thyme, apricots, onions, celery and sliced almonds, this side dish will go great with anything you serve during the holidays. We have enjoyed it with grilled chicken, sausage and even roasted veggies. Happy baking and cooking to you and I hope you enjoy this delicious, easy recipe during the holidays and anytime after!

Have you been naughty or nice this year?

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2 1/2 cups fresh cauliflower rice

1 1/2 cups celery, chopped

2 cups yellow onion (or about 2 large onions), chopped

1 TB fresh thyme

3/4 cup sliced almonds

1/3 cup green onions, sliced

2 TB extra virgin olive oil


In a large skillet (we use cast iron), add 2 TB of olive oil and sauté the celery and yellow onion until translucent on medium heat. Should be about 5-8 minutes.

Add in your fresh cauliflower rice. You could use frozen cauliflower rice but it won’t be as close to “rice” texture as fresh cauliflower would be. Stir to combine with the onions and celery until cauliflower rice is hot. About 2-3 minutes.

Add in the thyme, and cut apricots and green onions and stir.

Lastly, add in the sliced almonds and stir for 2 minutes so that the almonds heat up.

Serve hot.


About Me

Hey! Welcome to Krysten's Kitchen... I guess I can say, "my kitchen." I am all about creating delicious recipes that are made with yummy, real ingredientsI love recreating old family favorites, sweets and everything in between. You'll find a touch of Disney, lots of amazing products and laughter along the way. I launched Krysten's Kitchen with the mission to share my years of research on healthy alternatives to everyday foods that most people can no longer eat due to dietary restrictions, food allergies or special eating lifestyles. 


In 2018, I received the Rising Star Award at ShiftCon & in May 2019 I lobbied on Capitol Hill with the Organic Trade Association and in October 2019 I received the Best Healthy Recipes Blogger at ShiftCon. You can learn more about me, my family and my story, here.

Welcome to Krysten's Kitchen. I hope you'll stay and eat awhile.

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