Cauliflower Rice

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cauliflower riceMy kind of “instant” rice. 

If you’ve been poking around the internet for healthy recipes, I’m sure you’ve come across cauliflower rice, an ingenious recipe that may just be better than the real thing. 

First of all, cauliflower is of the cruciferous veggie family, which means it’s sky high in glucosinolates, the powerful detoxifying and cancer fighting phytonutrients. It’s extremely high in vitamin C (needed to keep your skin looking youthful and wrinkle-resistant) as well as anti-inflammatory Vitamin K, which supports bone and heart health. 

Secondly, it’s way faster to make than regular rice. Simply chop it up in a food processor or high speed blender and saute it, and boom, your “rice” is ready. 

You can use this pretty much anywhere you’d use rice, such as in a burrito or with an Asian-style veggie stir-fry. Or, if you’re like me, you can just eat is as a side dish.

It can also be a good way to sneak some veggies in a picky eater. As I always say, with food, it’s all about texture, so you (or your little ones) may find you like certain vegetables or fruit much better when they’re cut or prepared in a certain way (see my sweet potato spaghetti obsession or penchant for watermelon ice cream). 

Give it a whirl! And let me know what you pair it with in the comments below. 

Cauliflower Rice
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 head cauliflower, chopped into 1 inch pieces (or smaller)
  2. 1-2 tbs olive oil
  3. 3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
  4. salt and black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. in batches, put cauliflower in a food processor and pulse until broken down into rice-size pieces, then remove to a bowl. You can also use a Vitamix or regular blender on a low setting (nothing above 4). If using a blender, you will have to do it in batches about 1-2 cups at a time, and be careful not to over blend, or else you'll be left with puree instead of rice. You'll need to use the tamper. Remove to a bowl.
  2. Next, heat a pan over medium heat, add oil just to coat the bottom, then garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes before adding the cauliflower rice. Cover with a tight fitting lid and let steam for about 10 minutes. Remove the lid, stir well, season with salt and pepper to taste, and let cook an additional 5-6 minutes until the moisture is removed and it resembles fluffy rice.
  3. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Adapted from Julie Morris
Adapted from Julie Morris
Maria Marlowe http://mariamarlowe.com/
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