Soft mole

Soft mole

Inspired by the Mexican Mole sauce.
Turn your bowl of rice into one of a kind and delicious meal ! 



Let’s start with the mole sauce !

  • Chop the red onion, the garlic clove and the ginger. Peal the tomato and cut it coarsely.
  • Preheat a big pot with the oil.
  • Roast the pepper, clove powder, onion, garlic and ginger together. Add the honey. When caramelized, add the tomato and tomato paste.
    Cook it for a few minutes to reduce.
  • Then, add the water and cook for 15 minutes on medium heat. Mix it regularly.
  • Finally, add the chocolate and the seeds. Let the chocolate melt and add the salt. Put it aside and let the flavors infuse.
    TIPS: You should have a good consistency sauce ! If not, let it reduce a bit more or add a piece of chocolate !
  •  Meanwhile, Cook the rice. Follow the instructions written on your package, or cook it the way you usually do !
  • In the same time, chop the cauliflower and seed the corn. Chisel the spring onions and keep them for the plating.
  • Preheat a pan with the oil. Add the cauliflower, corn and salt. Roast it all until well caramelized and crunchy.
  • The rice should be done by now. Heat the sauce again on medium heat.

  • In bowls, serve the rice, the cauliflower and corn mixture. Add a good amount of sauce per each, then the spring onions. Enjoy!

For 4 people

Preparation : 20min

Cooking: 30min



Rice : 

350grwhite rice 


Garnish : 

1 cauliflower

1 corn on the cob

3 spring onions

1 tablespoon oil

a pinch of salt


Mole sauce : 

1 big tomato

1/2 red onion

15 gr fresh ginger

1 garlic clove

1 handful of coriander seeds

1 handful of fennel seeds

1 handful of sunflower seeds

1 tablespoon of tomato paste

1 tablespoon of honey

50 gr of dark chocolate

A pinch of table salt

A pinch of black pepper 

A pinch of clove powder

500 ml water

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