Cauliflower rice

Prepared right cauliflower rice is sooo close to the real thing!
It’s amazing… prepared right cauliflower rice is sooo close to the real thing!

At my house, vegetables have to be introduced carefully and are often used sparingly. My beloved recounts a family legend about her, a plate of cauliflower and a dad suddenly in charge while mum was out for the evening… which is why it’s a little-used veggie at our house. Having said that, here’s a Veteran Move for the ages… or maybe better said… the AGED 🙂 Replace straightforward white or even brown rice with cauliflower rice! It’s incredibly easy to make and in many cases it’s almost indistinguishable from the world’s most popular side staple.

Cauliflower is an incredibly nutritious ‘cruciferous’ vegetable, a group of plants known for being low-calorie while containing a high nutrient content. Other members of the family include broccoli, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, cabbage, collards, and kale.

Cruciferous vegetables, like cauliflower, are unique because they contain sulfur compounds called glucosinolates which, research shows, possess inflammation-reducing and cancer-fighting properties that also promote brain and eye health.

Yep, best of all, a cup of cauliflower contains just 25 calories and is about 10% carbohydrates… compare that to a cup of jasmine rice with 660 calories and about 90% carbs.

And, believe me, it tastes like rice!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Head of cauliflower
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

PREPARATION

Remove the leaves from the whole cauliflower
Start by removing the leaves from the whole cauliflower
Cut off the base of the root
Cut off the base of the root
Chop the cauliflower into chunks
Chop the cauliflower into chunks
Blitz into fine pieces in a food processor or, if you don’t have a food processor, 
you can use a cheese grater
Blitz into fine pieces in a food processor or, if you don’t have a food processor,
you can use a cheese grater
 To cook your cauliflower in the oven, spread out evenly on a large baking tray
To cook your cauliflower in the oven, spread out evenly on a large baking tray
 Drizzle with olive oil and roast for 12 minutes at 400 F
Drizzle with olive oil and roast for 12 minutes at 400 F

Serve with almost anything you’d ordinarily serve with rice! Truly amazing!

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