Cauliflower rice: a healthy alternative

Cauliflower rice is a great alternative to real rice, and you will be amazed at how similar it looks and tastes.

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A beautiful fresh cauliflower.

How to make cauliflower rice!

My favourite way to make cauliflower rice is to cut the fresh cauliflower into smallish pieces and then blend it in the food processor.

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Rinse with filtered water

 

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Place in the food processor

 

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Process until similar to rice.

 

The cauliflower rice can now be added to a pan and lightly cooked such as in a stir fry. The cauliflower will soak up any spices that are added and change colour.

Another method is to steam the cauliflower pieces first and them process them in the food processor and then you can have it plain or just give it a quick cook in the pan with the fresh ingredients.

Sometimes the cost of cauliflowers can be quite high but when in season this cruciferous vegetable can be purchased very cheaply which is a good time to experiment with this dish. It is very easy to use a whole cauliflower if you are making enough for the family, or if you want to take some for lunch the next day. The smell of just cooked cauliflower is so delicious, and this is especially true when steaming it. I hope that you give the cauliflower rice a try and think about whether rice as a staple food in your life is a good idea, or that maybe it is a sometimes food and best eaten with lots of healthy vegetables as part of a balanced meal.

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