Cauliflower Rice Yumm Bowl
If you love a Yumm Bowl, here’s another great idea for you to try!
About a year and a half ago I posted a recipe for homemade Yumm sauce and a Yumm Bowl. At the time, my attempt to create a Yumm bowl without using rice and beans included a base layer of quinoa. Still not a bad idea, but now I am on a cauliflower rice kick, so I just had to try the Yumm bowl with this new idea in mind. It is a truer version of a Whole30 recipe, as the quinoa is a healthy grain, but is still considered a grain. The Whole30 attempt is a work in progress though until I figure out a substitute for the garbanzo beans in the Yumm sauce! 😀
New to a Yumm Bowl? Here’s a little history . . .
The Yumm bowl originates from a restaurant called
Cafe Yumm. This Cafe opened in Eugene, OR and has now spread to other locations in the Portland area, including recently in my home town of Vancouver, WA! The restaurant offers several options as to the contents of the "bowl" as well as a couple variations to the Sauce. The Yumm Sauceis available for purchase at the restaurants and at some local markets also.
This version of the Yumm bowl with cauliflower rice came out great, again proving it can successfully be a tasty substitute for regular rice. The “Yumm” sauce flavors blend so well with the fresh and tasty toppings, resulting in - Yumm!
For the Yumm Sauce - yes this is a long list, but you simply just throw everything in the blender and mix!
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
1/3 cup nutritional yeast
1 can garbanzo beans, drained
2 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp turmeric
For the toppings -
any other favorites you may have!
For the cauliflower rice -
You can purchase cauliflower that is already “riced”, sometimes available in the fresh vegetable section, and almost always in the freezer section. Or, for a significantly reduced price, purchase a head of cauliflower and grate it into a large bowl, you will have leftovers to store in a freezer bag and freeze until your next meal!
If you purchased riced cauliflower, prepare it according to the instructions on the package. For your fresh grated cauliflower, add a teaspoon of olive oil to a large pan and heat to medium high. Add the riced cauliflower, approximately one cup per person, and stir fry for 5 minutes.
Prepare the Yumm sauce by blending all of the ingredients together. Pick out your favorite toppings and set out in serving bowls, think like a taco bar! Arrange your bowl starting with a base layer of cauliflower rice, next spread on the Yumm sauce, then pile on your toppings.
The sauce will keep in the refrigerator for about 10 days. Here are some ideas for your leftover Yumm sauce - spread for a meat roll-up, spoon over chicken before grilling or baking, use as topping for baked or grilled salmon, quinoa salad dressing, and the list goes on . . .
Can you say Yumm? Enjoy!!