Upside-Down Cauliflower Rice Cake

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 35

Appears in
The Jewelled Kitchen

By Bethany Kehdy

Published 2013

  • About

The Arabic title of this Jordanian-Palestinian dish literally means “flipped over”. The recipe is traditionally served warm and includes meat, but I like it better cold and have opted to keep it vegetarian. Adjust the harissa to taste.


  • 400 g/14 oz/2 cups rice, soaked (see steps 1 and 2


  1. Put the soaked rice in a heavy-based saucepan over a medium heat and add the garlic, cardamom, cinnamon, allspice, dried lime powder, harissa and vegetable stock. Heat over a medium heat, cover and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the liquid has been absorbed. The rice will still have a little bite to it but will steam further i