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Brussels sprout and cauliflower pilaf

Brussels sprout and cauliflower pilaf - a tasty way to use up leftover vegetables! Adapt it depending on what you have in the fridge.

Did you all have a wonderful Christmas? I did – I ate lots of good food (lots of roast potatoes), unwrapped plenty of chocolate coins, and barely moved from the sofa for about three days. Just perfect.

Brussels sprout and cauliflower pilaf - a tasty way to use up leftover vegetables! Adapt it depending on what you have in the fridge.

If your fridge is now full of bowlfuls leftover veg, you might like today’s recipe – Brussels sprout and cauliflower pilaf! It’s a great way to use up all those veg that would otherwise sit in your fridge for days on end while you try to find the energy for yet another roast dinner. If you’d prefer to use up your leftover vegetables in something a bit less labour-intensive, pilaf is the way forward!

Of course, you can adapt this recipe however you like, depending on exactly what you have left in the fridge – I’m sure a lot of you will have leftover Brussels sprouts (ha!), but you might not have any cauliflower, since it’s not a traditional part of a Christmas dinner (10 points if you get the reference!).

Brussels sprout and cauliflower pilaf - a tasty way to use up leftover vegetables! Adapt it depending on what you have in the fridge.

You can find the recipe for this Brussels sprout and cauliflower pilaf over at Noshing With The Nolands – I’m guest posting for Tara while she’s off on her holidays. As I stare out into a frosty garden I can’t help but feel a little jealous, but the box of Quality Street next to me definitely eases the blow a little.

Now tell me all about your Christmases! Are your fridges crammed with leftover food, due to a complete overestimation of the amount of food that one family can eat (even at Christmas)?

Brussels sprout and cauliflower pilaf - a tasty way to use up leftover vegetables! Adapt it depending on what you have in the fridge.Here’s another of my favourite rice dishes: prasorizo!

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Emily @amummytoo

Friday 9th of January 2015

Looks and sounds delicious and a really creative way to use up any remaining seasonal veg. #recipeoftheweek

LittleMonsterx14

Thursday 1st of January 2015

YUM! i love brussles sprouts!

Annabel

Sunday 28th of December 2014

That sounds exactly my sort of meal! Have neither sprouts nor cauliflower at the moment - at the moment, my vegetable compartment contains only cabbage, leeks, carrots, and ½ a butternut squash (which would be lovely in your pilaff, I think) - but that will be remedied after the New Year!

When we were "fooded out" on Friday, I made a carrot, lentil and split pea soup with a bit of butternut. It was absolutely lovely!

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Sunday 28th of December 2014

Ooh all those veg would be lovely in this! The soup sounds lovely, and a welcome change to another roast dinner ;)

Karen

Sunday 28th of December 2014

Becca! I was so excited that you added the "cup" measurements on your post this time (300grams of cooked rice = around 1.5 cups). I live in the US and LOVE your recipes, but some things are a bit hit or miss if I don't have time to look up the conversion.

I am a stepmom to two picky eaters (and new mom to an infant), and your blog has made introducing new (healthy) foods easy.

Thanks for the great recipes!

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Sunday 28th of December 2014

I do try to add cup measurements where I can, I just find them so inaccurate! I must try harder in the new year ;) luckily most of my recipes don't need to be totally accurate (e.g. this recipe would be just as tasty with 1 or 2 cups of rice). Thanks so much for your lovely message :)

Deirdre

Sunday 28th of December 2014

Sprout fan and I like spicy so should enjoy this dish. We have not had our Christmas proper yet as three of the "Children" were working over the Christmas, Eric is a paramedic, Lisa a Security officer and Emma is a nurse. We are hosting Christmas on my birthday the 4th January. I have printed out some of your recipies and I hope they all enjoy their dinner. Thank you for all the wonderful recipies and I hope you have a wonderful 2015.

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Sunday 28th of December 2014

Thanks Deirdre, enjoy your honorary Christmas! :)

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