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Lebanese Cauliflower Rice with Pomegranate Seeds is a beautifully colorful, jeweled cauliflower rice recipe.  The bursts of flavors from the mixed nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and pomegranate are an utter delight.

Lebanese Cauliflower Rice with Pomegranate

  • Author: Raj
  • Total Time: 10 min
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


Don’t get too worked up about the amounts in this recipe.  These quantities provided here are approximations.  You have the power and freedom to do what you want with this one.


  • 1 Tbsp ghee
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil (this will help keep the ghee from burning)
  • 1/4 red onion (finely chopped)
  • Riced cauliflower
  • golden raisins (you can use other dried fruit for color and sweetness)
  • 1 pomegranate
  • mix of nuts and seeds (I used pistachio nuts and pumpkin seeds)
  • fresh herbs (I used a mix of mint and parsley)
  • salt to taste


  1. Over medium heat, saute onions with ghee, olive oil, and a pinch of salt.
  2. When onions are soft, add in cauliflower and additional ghee or oil if needed.
  3. Cook until lightly browned and desired texture, then remove from heat.
  4. Add remaining ingredients.
  5. Salt to taste.
  • Prep Time: 3 min
  • Cook Time: 7 min
  • Method: Stove-top
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Keywords: Jeweled Rice, Lebanese Rice, Cauliflower Rice Recipe, Rice with Pomegranate

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