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How to Cook Arroz Con Coliflor

If you are looking for a vegetable paella, I think this recipe I have here arroz con coliflor or cauliflower paella is what you are looking for.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Rice recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: arroz con coliflor
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 122kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 head garlic crushed
  • 2 medium onions chopped
  • 2 cups California rice
  • 4 to 5 cups soup stock
  • 1/2 kilo cauliflower divided into florets
  • 1/2 cup garbanzos cooked
  • 1-2 tsp. curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp. saffron
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 pcs hard boiled eggs sliced

For the soup stock:

  • Beef or pork bones or combination
  • 1 carrot cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 large onion quartered
  • 1/2 tsp. peppercorns


How to cook Arroz Con Coliflor:

  • In a casserole, put all soup stock ingredients together and add enough water (at least 6 cups) to cover.
  • Simmer over low fire for 2 hours. Strain broth.
  • In a paellera or large skillet, heat olive oil, saute garlic, and onions, add rice and cook until it becomes opaque.
  • Add the soup stock. Arrange the cauliflower and garbanzos on top, sprinkle curry powder and saffron and season with salt and pepper.
  • Slice Chorizo de Bilbao may be added if you wish. Cook the rice for about 20 minutes. Garnish with the sliced eggs.