Sultana Orange Rice Salad with Chinese 5 Spice


I made a delicious Tandoori Meatloaf about a week ago. It was delicious!  I felt like the Tandoori spices took this traditional family comfort food to a whole new level. I will make sure to photograph and share this recipe with you next time I make it!

I had to find something to serve with the meatloaf, and I finally decided on a cold cauliflower rice dish, I added Chinese 5 spice and some ground cardamom, orange juice and zest, sultana raisins and roasted pecans.

The finished product was a perfect complement to the meatloaf. The rice would also be lovely with with Tandoori Chicken, or a Moroccan Spiced Tilapia.

Eat. Love. Nourish

Cardamom and Orange Scented “Rice” with Sultanas and Pecans

Serves: 4
Prep time:
Total time:

  • 1 head of cauliflower, steamed and processed into “cauliflower rice”
  • ½ cup golden raisins(sultanas)
  • 2 TBS dried currants or raisins
  • 2 TBS parsley, chopped finely
  • 2 green onions, chopped finely
  • zest and juice of one orange
  • juice of ½ a lemon
  • ½ tsp Chinese 5 spice
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom or cinnamon
  • 2 tsp maple syrup or honey
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • ½ cup roased pecans

  1. Mix the cauliflower “rice”, raisins, currants, parsley, and green onions in a large bowl.
  2. Mix the juices, zest, spices, and maple syrup or honey in a small bowl. Pour the dressing over the rice salad and mix. Add desired amount of sea salt and pepper to season.
  3. Top with roasted pecans just before serving.


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