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Cauli-Rice

When going to a low carb way of eating, one of the very first things to go is "rice". I love rice. It's delicious and comforting! What now?!

Cauli-Rice is a rice substitute, made out of cauliflower. When I first read about Cauli-Rice, I thought, "That's silly. It won't taste like rice!" I avoided it for the longest time, simply because I didn't believe it could be a good substitute. Many months later, I had some leftover Indian Curry, from a friend. This seemed like a good opportunity to try it. So, I did. It was great! It COMPLETELY hit the spot. What I didn't realize what that the rice is so much about the texture and to serve more as a vehicle for the "stuff" on top. Cauliflower is such a light taste, you can't taste it. You just get that pleasing rice texture, some good nutrients, a little fiber and ... you get rice back!

It's so easy to make, it's great with curries, in soups, as fried rice, with jambalaya, etc. Anywhere you'd use rice, you can use this!

(ok, not sushi, not risotto, but ... you should get the point)
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 35kcal
Author: DJ Foodie

Ingredients

  • 1 head large cauliflower
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Remove the leaves and core from the cauliflower.
  • With a cheese grater, grate the cauliflower over the largest grate section. This should give you grated cauliflower. (an alternative is to put it into a food processor and "pulse" the cauliflower, until it's small grains ... you don't want to puree it, which is why I like the cheese grater method)
  • Place the grated cauliflower into microwaveable container season with salt and pepper.
  • Cover with a lid, or plastic wrap. If you use a lid, do not clamp it down. Simply place it on top, to allow some breathing. If plastic wrap is used, poke a few holes in the top. Steam needs to escape.
  • Microwave on high for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove and let sit for 1 more minute. (I don't have a microwave, so I usually use a Teflon pan, with a small amount of coconut oil in the pan. Over high heat, I sauté the cauli-rice for about 4 minutes, constantly tossing it around, to cook it evenly. The end result is the same!)
  • Serve!

Nutrition

Serving: 6g | Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.5g | Protein: 2.8333333333333g | Fat: 0.22166666666667g | Fiber: 3.5g