Also known as Paleo rice, cauliflower rice is a grain free, vegetable based alternative to rice. Making cauliflower rice is not only easy but a fun way to incorporate vegetables into your meals. You can use this versatile “rice” as a side to curries or stir fries or to make fried rice, risotto and more.
Try making our simple ‘sushi’ rolls with cauliflower rice.
- Cauliflower rice is a low carbohydrate alternative to rice that offers added nutritional benefits to meals.
- Cauliflower is a low carbohydrate vegetable provides nutrient value without affecting your blood sugar and insulin levels.
- Cauliflower contains phytochemicals and plant sterols such as indole-3-carbinol that are known as an anti-estrogen agent where they help the body to rid of excess estrogen.
- Cauliflower is also an excellent source of vitamin C and provides good amounts of B-complex vitamins and minerals such as manganese and potassium.
How to Make Cauliflower Rice
- 1 large head cauliflower
- Remove leaves of cauliflower and cut into florets.
- Using a hand-held grater, grate cauliflower to resemble rice.
- Alternatively you can use a sharp knife to chop finely or even easier is touse a food processor and process until finely chopped.
- Cook cauliflower rice by steaming or pan-frying over low-medium heatin a small amount of oil until tender.
- Serve as a side to curries, stir fries or main meals or use as a base for 'fried rice' or'risotto'
- Try not to over-cook the cauliflower rice.
- Try sautéing your cauliflower rice with fresh garlic crushed or garlic infused olive oil for a subtle hint of garlic flavour.
- Store cauliflower rice in portion sizes in sandwich freezer bags for easy to prepare “rice.”