When my daughter mentioned that she’d made cauliflower rice, I admit that it didn’t even sound good. Of course, at that time, I wasn’t motivated to change my eating like I am now post-cancer.
I was at her house one day when she made it for dinner. After helping her prepare it and having it for dinner, I was in love! So yummy!
I confess I’m not a huge cauliflower fan. I can eat it…preferably covered in cheese, please. However, cheese isn’t really on my diet right now so cauliflower rice is a great way to get in this veggie!
Cauliflower has so many nutritional benefits, but it’s a huge provider of Vitamin C more than anything else!
A food processor (of any size) is helpful for making cauliflower
rice. You can also use a knife if you don’t have a food processor.
Start by cutting and washing your cauliflower. Then process it in the food processor until it is the size and texture of rice.
Put a little bit of coconut oil or olive oil in a pan and cook (saute) the cauliflower. You can also add chopped bell peppers, diced zucchini or yellow squash, chopped green beans, or any other chopped veggie you want to add to it. If I have fresh broccoli, I sometimes throw the broccoli in the food processor with the cauliflower. So yummy!
My daughter also introduced me using coconut aminos in place of soy sauce. Honestly coconut aminos taste just like soy sauce…but they are healthier! I buy mine at HyVee Grocery Store or our local health food store. I often use coconut aminos to flavor my cauliflower rice. I also use onion powder, garlic, salt, pepper, turmeric, paprika, and any other spice I feel like throwing in!
Don’t be afraid to try different spices or to just experiment with food. You need recipes with baking more than with cooking! Try different things and taste test along the way to see if you should add more.
What about you? Have you ever made cauliflower rice? Would you add any other ideas for how you like to prepare it?