Thursday, February 19, 2015

Cauliflower Rice

Did you know that cauliflower, raw or cooked, hot or cold, is an amazing replacement for rice, couscous and all types of other grains? Believe it or not, an entire head of cauliflower (about 6 servings!) is only 146 calories! And 1 ounce is only 7!

Check out the list of grains below and compare:
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I'm so excited to share with you my recent experience with cauliflower I can hardly contain myself! There are so many wonderful ways to prepare this amazing and versatile vegetable that is often taken for granted...

Click here for a list of the amazing health benefits of cauliflower.

Here are raw cauliflower florets, which were then 'magically' made into raw rice by chopping in the food processor for just 3 seconds.

To the right is cauliflower rice, sauteed with a little Toasted Sesame Oil and Bragg, topped with toasted almond slices & peanut sauce with salad on the side. The 'rice' is light and fluffy, super easy, quick to make and so filling and delicious!

To the left is Tabbouleh Salad - The Bulgar wheat is simply replaced by raw cauliflower, tastes just as good, is healthier, lower in calories, and a breeze to prepare.

Here are 2 more cauliflower dishes, one with chopped sweet potato, black beans, sauteed onions and bean sprouts, the other sauteed in coconut oil with some corn, both very yummy.

So don't walk, RUN to the store and buy some cauliflower! 

There are so many things you can add and ways to prepare...try some cauliflower rice in a seaweed wrap or in a pita, with any kind of sauce, spread or dressing, with different types of veggies and greens...the sky's the limit! 

Have you tried Cauliflower Rice before? What's your favorite recipe? 

Please share your thoughts, I LOVE hearing from you!  

Hope you enjoy! 


Anonymous said...

Hi Shira!
I also make steamed cauliflower rice and use it instead of couscous, and use it uncooked for sushi, and was delighted to read that you also use it for tabouli. I found that it is important that the cauliflower be separated into equal size flowerettes before they go into the food processer so that they all come out the same size at the same time. I would also suggest using some other kind of oil for sauteeing rather than toasted sesame oil, which should be used as a condiment rather than heated, since it can oxidize rather quickly. Thanks for sending me your blog!
xxx Phyllis

Angela said...

Great ideas!!! I like mashed cauliflower...boil, mash and top with caramelized onions, salt and pepper...yummy!