If you’re looking at these pictures and thinking, “Why is she posting a rice dish on her spiralizing blog?” that means I’m doing my “job.”
Spiralizing is amazing on so many levels (check out my reasons for why everyone should spiralize), but it’s most amazing when it tricks people’s eyes into thinking they’re looking at “regular” pasta and rice.
This celeriac rice tastes just like a spiced Moroccan pilaf. Really, it’s uncanny. When I uploaded the photos after making the recipe, they kinda made me fall in love with spiralizing all over again.
Moroccan spices are lovely, but they can sometimes be overpowering. With celeriac rice, its refreshing celery taste marries well with the intense Moroccan flavors and creates the perfect balance.
This dish has everything – sweet apricots, toasted pine nuts and savory shallots. Every bite has a kick of flavor, a subtle sweetness and a refreshing tang.
Plus, who doesn’t love kabobs? Kabobs aren’t just for summertime and grilling – they’re easy to make and pop in the oven. If you’re using wooden skewers, soak them for at least 30 minutes – 1 hour prior to using them, to ensure they don’t, you know, burst into flames in the oven. If you’re using a metal skewer, don’t worry – you can go straight to the oven!
There’s something exciting about eating kabobs with rice – they’re fun to eat. These chicken kabobs are “build your own.” I built each one slightly different, as you’ll see here before I popped them in the oven:
At the end, I sprinkled a little feta on top because Lu was eating it and it added a nice saltiness that complemented the chicken and tomatoes. It’s completely optional, as listed in the ingredients – I just wanted to give you the idea. Plus, mo fetta mo betta!
If you’re a vegetarian, try using sliced portobello mushrooms on the kabobs, tofu or try adding some quinoa to the rice for more protein. I hope my recipes inspire you to create your own customized meals!
This dish is truly Inspiralized – a global classic made healthy and light, by way of the spiralizer. If you’ve never made spiralized rice, check out this page to learn how to make it!
Don’t forget – ALOHA is giving away one lucky Inspiralized reader a 7-day supply of their chocolate and green protein powders! Open to US addresses only, giveaway ends January 21, 2015 at 11:59pm EST. Good luck!