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Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower is the new kale according to food-trend reports for 2014. For those of you who love rice but are watching your carbohydrate intake – THIS is magic…

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Don’t be fooled by the lack of colour, just like it’s cousin kale, cauliflower is one of the healthiest vegetables with many health benefits. If you’re looking for a low carb alternative to rice this is it. Best thing is, a cup of cauliflower is only 30 calories! I can eat as much as I want!

Low carb alternative to rice!

Preparation is simple. Start with a medium-sized head of cauliflower. Trim off any brown bits.

Low carb alternative to rice!

Rinse and pat dry. You don’t want excess water or you’ll have soggy “rice”.

Low carb alternative to rice!

Cut into pieces and pulse in your food processor.

Low carb alternative to rice!

Careful not to over pulse, or it will become cauliflower purée.

Low carb alternative to rice!

Look at this fine fluffy texture. It’s very similar to couscous because I pulsed a little too much.

A low carb alternative to rice!

Wilt over medium heat in a non-stick pan, no oil is necessary if you are making a plain rice. Stir occasionally to cook evenly. Once softened (about 10 minutes), the cauliflower will look and feel like fluffy rice (or couscous).

Low carb alternative to rice!

Here I added leftover tomato meat sauce for a sort of spanish fried rice.

The cauliflower flavour is pleasantly mild and hardly noticeable under a curry or stir fry. I like to keep a container of cooked plain cauliflower rice in the fridge, ready to heat up with any meal during the week. You can also store it raw in the freezer for future use.

A low carb alternative to rice.

If you’re cutting out rice for whatever reason, try this! It’s a pretty darn good substitute.

A low carb alternative to rice!

Cauliflower Rice
 
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A low-carb alternative to rice!
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Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • One medium head of cauliflower
Instructions
  1. Trim cauliflower into smaller chunks of florets.
  2. Pulse in food processor, being careful not to over process,
  3. In a non-stick pan, heat cauliflower rice over medium heat. Stirring occasionally.
  4. When it's wilted, soft and fluffy, it's ready. Use anywhere in place of rice.
  • Godello - Brilliant simplicity Jill. Vegetable Zen. Ven! Going to make this tonight and when the leeks pop up, take it to a whole ‘nother level.ReplyCancel

  • Mary - Hi Jill, that is a most interesting way of preparing cauliflower and I will try it. As it happens, I have one in the fridge. I usually prepare it with curry sauce, onions, garlic and tomatoes as a vegetable side dish. Thanks for all the information on the benefits of cauliflower. Great tp know it is the new kale. So much easier to fit in the vegetable compartments!ReplyCancel

  • Michele - A couple questions:
    1. Do you add any water to it, or does it cook just in the water used to rinse the cauliflower?
    2. Do you cover it while cooking?
    3. Do you add any olive oil or salt?

    Thanks so much for this post. I’ve been wanting to try this and now I have directions!ReplyCancel

  • VincentWew - Есть такая услуга – добровольное медицинское обслуживание (или ДМО).
    Она предполагает, что вы вносите небольшую сумму за то, что ходит на прием целый год не платя за каждый прием.
    Однако опросы показали, что лишь 6% жителей Санкт-Петербурга знают о такой программе.
    По какой причине?
    Да потому что частным клиникам намного выгодней брать плату за каждый визит.
    А если какой-нибудь сотрудник клиники посоветует добровольное медицинское обслуживание клиенту – это сулит ему увольнением.
    Эта информация уже спровоцировала много возмущений, сразу после того как информацию об услуге рассекретил один врач.
    Его уволили “по собственному желанию”, после того, как он посоветовал ДМО постоянному клиенту.
    Страшно, что информация по ДМО есть в открытом доступе, просто натыкались на эту информацию единицы.
    Как отстоять свои права?
    О правилах предоставления такой услуги и обязанностях частных клиник можно узнать, просто вбив в Яндекс фразу: “добровольное медицинское обслуживание”.
    Обязательно обслуживание, а не страхование.

    34j5c6h86ReplyCancel

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