Cauliflower rice is a common substitute for other grains. It’s great for paleo and gluten-free diets, but delicious for anyone who wants to #eatmoreveggies. Our video will show you how easy it is to make this healthy vegetable dish.
Our 2015 wish for you is that you eat a lot of veggies and experience your awesomest self. To turn this wish into reality, all this month we’ve been coming up with fun ideas on how to #eatmoreveggies. So far, we’ve covered: how to noodle-fy your veggies, how to fritter them, and 50 simple salads (with an awesome new infographic).
This week’s idea: cauliflower rice!
We are certainly not the inventors of cauliflower rice. Among those who follow paleo or other low-carb diets, cauliflower rice is actually a really common substitution for grains.
Any recipe where you might need a grain – like rice, quinoa, bulgur – but want try for a more lower-calorie, vegetable option, just break up some cauliflower in a food processor or a box grater and make cauliflower rice.
You can use it:
- As a simple side dish on its own
- In a fried rice
- In a grain salad
Our video below shows you just how easy it is to make cauliflower rice:
How to Make Cauliflower Rice
Cauliflower rice is a great low-carb, low-cal alternative to normal rice, and very easy to make.
It’s really just 2 easy steps:
- ‘Rice’ by pulsing florets in a food processor until it’s broken down into bits that resemble small grains or grate against a box grater.
- Cook in one of two ways:
- Heat up some fat like butter, ghee, or oil in a saute pan or skillet and add cauliflower to heated fat. Saute for 5 to 7 minutes, until tender but still crunchy. Flavor with salt, pepper, or even other spices!
- Microwave for ~5 minutes, stirring once midway through. Toss with butter, ghee, or extra-virgin olive oil when hot. Season to taste with salt.
That’s really it!
Will you be giving this a try so you can #eatmoreveggies in 2015?
If you’re a part of our meal plan service and try any of our paleo meals, you definitely see different ways to incorporate cauliflower rice into your meals. To get even more veggie eating tips, check out our entire series here.
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