Cauliflower “Rice”

Cauliflower Rice recipe

Cauliflower Rice recipeHere’s a great low-calorie, low-carbohydrate rice substitute that’s also high in fiber. It has a mild flavor and takes on the taste of whatever seasoning you add. Use in any recipes that calls for rice.

Preparation

1 head of cauliflower

Cut up fresh cauliflower using  florets only, using a food processor until it is the size of rice.

Microwave approximately 5 minutes; take a paper towel to absorb excess water.

Use as you would use rice in any of your recipes.


Serving Suggestions

Try adding light laughing cow cheese (garlic and onion flavor) for a creamy rice side dish, top with roasted or sautéed vegetables.

Try sautéing I medium onion in 1 tablespoon olive oil. Then add the cauliflower rice and sauté for additional 5-6 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

 

Try any of the following to the cauliflower rice and onion

Add fresh grated Parmesan cheese

Add 1 tablespoon of your favorite spice, try curry or cumin.

Add ¼ cup of fresh herbs, basil. Oregano, cilantro, dill

Use in soups, as a side dish, any dish calling for rice it’s a great substitute

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