Savory Cauliflower and Rice Delight

This Cauliflower Veggie Medley combines the subtle, nutty flavor of cauliflower with the rich, savory accents of marinara sauce and fresh vegetables. It’s a dish that not only brings comfort with each bite but also offers a burst of colors and textures that are a feast for the eyes as well as the palate.

Perfect for those who observe fasting or prefer plant-based meals, this recipe ensures no compromise on taste. The combination of cauliflower with bell peppers, tomatoes, and carrots, simmered in a lightly sweetened marinara sauce, provides a fulfilling and nutritious meal that will become a staple in your culinary repertoire.

Full Recipe:


  • 1 cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup rice, rinsed
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 bell peppers, sliced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 100g marinara sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • Olive oil for cooking
  • Salt and black pepper to taste



  1. Boil cauliflower florets with 1 teaspoon salt for 10-12 minutes until tender but firm.
  2. In a separate pot, cook the carrot for about 10 minutes, then drain.
  3. Heat olive oil in a saucepan, add onions, and cook until translucent.
  4. Add bell peppers and cook for another 5-7 minutes.
  5. Mix in garlic and tomatoes, then add the rinsed rice, water, salt, and black pepper. Cover and cook on medium heat for 25 minutes.
  6. Stir in marinara sauce and sugar, cover, and let simmer for 15 more minutes until the sauce thickens.
  7. Combine the cooked vegetables and rice with the cauliflower and adjust seasoning before serving.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 55 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

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