Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower Rice | simplerootswellness.comThere is no denying that most Americans, including ahem, myself need to constantly work on increasing the amount of vegetables in our diets. Yes, the very foundation of life. However, this tasks seems to be very difficult for so many people for a lot of different reasons. Some of them being, not knowing how to cook them or incorporate them into foods and others just plain don’t like them.

But the reality, we must LEARN to like them and EAT them. They are full of so many nutrients and health benefits, we can’t spare not to anymore. And the truth is….they can taste delicious and you may even find yourself craving them….gasp! Craving a vegetable is not an oxymoron in fact it can happen! Will you trust me in this process?

Lets just think outside the box for a minute. Vegetables don’t just have to be steamed or eaten raw to retrieve health benefits. Food is meant to ENJOYED! It is meant to excite your taste buds and thus what we should be striving for. So for instance, lets take cauliflower. Yes, it can have a multitude of flavors, many of which people despise. But what is unique about cauliflower is that i really picks up the flavor of whatever you are cooking. Therefore, it can be used as a “filler” in so many recipes including this cauliflower rice and can be quite enjoyable!

Besides tasting delicious, it is full of antioxidants, is an anti-inflammatory, protects your cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health, aids in digestion and contains many essential B-vitamins, protein, phosphorus and potassium. Plus you can use it in place of other foods that don’t contain so many health enhancing nutrients….without your family even knowing. Score!

I would recommend you try out this cauliflower rice tonight! You could use it with a stir-fry, gumbo, or just fry it up as you would fried rice. Delicious I tell you, delicious! You may never even know you are eating a vegetable. Looks like rice, acts as rice, tastes like rice, and doesn’t have the anti-nutrient properties of rice, what more do you need?

Cauliflower Rice
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 head cauliflower
  • ½C Chicken Broth
  • 2 T Butter
Instructions
  1. Wash and clean cauliflower.
  2. Cut stem and leaves off, leaving only cauliflower florets.
  3. Place a small handful into a blender or food processor.
  4. Process until cauliflower is the consistency of rice.
  5. Repeat process until all the cauliflower is processed.
  6. Place cauliflower rice in pan on stovetop with chicken broth and cook, covered.
  7. Once cauliflower becomes soft, turn heat off and stir in butter.
  8. Serve with your favorite dish!

I would recommend you try out this cauliflower rice tonight! You could use it with a stir-fry, gumbo, or just fry it up as you would fried rice. Delicious I tell you, delicious! You may never even know you are eating a vegetable. Looks like rice, acts as rice, tastes like rice, and doesn’t have the anti-nutrient properties of rice, what more do you need?

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Comments

  1. melia says

    Genius! I’ve never thought about this.
    Rice is staple food in my country. Cauliflower rice? Definitely a must try!
    Thank you for sharing..
    Oh, one question. Can I use vegetable oil instead of butter?

    • says

      Hi Melia,
      This is really a great alternative and a great way to sneak in some extra veggies. I do not recommend vegetable oil ever. It contains a high amount of omega-6’s and is highly processed. You can completely omit the butter and it turns out just fine. I add it for flavor more than anything. If you wanted an oil, coconut would be a good one.

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