• 1 small cauliflower, broken into florets
  • groundnut oil
  • 4 stalks lemongrass, woody outer leaves removed and finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 small red chilli, chopped
  • 1 tbsp palm or soft brown sugar
  • 3 limes, juiced
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce or soy sauce
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • a small bunch coriander, chopped (keep some leaves whole for decoration)
  • 4 little gem lettuce, leaves separated


  • STEP 1

    Put the cauliflower into a food processor and pulse gradually until you achieve a rice-like consistency.

  • STEP 2

    Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large frying pan. Add the lemongrass and fry for about 2 minutes until soft. Add the cauliflower and cook for 3-4 minutes.

  • STEP 3

    Whizz the garlic, chilli and sugar in a small food processor, then add the lime juice and fish sauce and whizz again. Pour over the cauliflower and stir in the onion and coriander. Pile onto a bed of lettuce and scatter with more coriander to finish.


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