Raw Rice with Olives

by Hugh
(Fairfax, CA)

This is just another variation on Lydia’s raw rice that she serves at hear raw restaurants in Petaluma and Fairfax, both north of San Francisco.

This is a favorite recipe of mine and I make variations of it often over the winter months.


1 large head of Napa cabbage

2 large heads of cauliflower

4 stalks of celery

½ bunch of flat leaf parsley

½ cup raw olives

Juice of 2 lemons

Process top 4 ingredients with “S” blade until pieces are quite small. Add in olives and pulse until roughly chopped. Mix together in large bowl and add lemon juice and give final mix. You’ll have to process in batches. Feeds 3 or 4 people as a main dish.

You can really be creative with this one adding in your favorite veggies and herbs. I just love this recipe, so moist and bursting with flavor.

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Sep 22, 2014
Didn't like it in the slightest
by: Anonymous

This took so long to make- maybe because I have a small food processor but it took over 1 1/2 hours and I only made a half batch. I followed the directions to a "T" and it came out so bad. I felt I needed to rate it so that others don't expect much from what was previously a 5 star rating. It bordered between no taste and a bad taste. We were only able to stomach it by spreading some on romaine leaves and adding sliced tomatoes and avocado to the top of it. I'm frugal but had to throw the rest away (90%) of it.

******Sorry you didn't care for it. I just can't imagine what you did for an hour and a half though. I do have a large food processor and it goes very quickly.

As for taste you may have got some harsh tasting cauliflower or cabbage. The recipe is only as good as the ingredients and since there aren't many here it's critical that they don't have a harsh hot taste.

And in general how much raw cruciferuos do you eat? That could be a factor as well. Hope you have better luck with your next recipe.

Feb 22, 2014
by: Diana

You can soak steal cut out groats over night and use them as your rice their really good.

*****thanks for the idea Diana. Although some would need to be careful with your version if they don't do well with grains.

Aug 04, 2013
raw olives
by: Anonymous

where do you get raw olives? and what kind?

Hugh's reply*** you can get them at some natural food stores, or online from raw food outlets. Any kind will do. If they have been salt cured you can soak them in water to remove some of the salt.

Jan 26, 2012
by: shane

Q Please can you tell me how much rice to use
with the rest of ingredients?

A There is no real rice in this recipe Shane, it's a rice replacement recipe. I suppose you could mix it in with real rice at any proportion you wanted, but I would recommend making it as is first to see how you like it.

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