By now, I’ve mastered the art of all things cauliflower, and my repertoire consists of delicious dishes like whole roasted cauliflower, cauliflower crust pizza, cauliflower mac and cheese and cheesy cauliflower breadsticks. But this protein and fiber packed vegetable is really gaining popularity when it is chopped up into tiny pieces and used as a substitute for rice.
Cauliflower rice is incredibly versatile when it comes to turning your favorite dishes into gluten-free or low-carb versions; substitute it for rice in Asian dishes, turn it into gluten-free risotto, even use it to whip up cheese-filled rice balls. You can really sneak an extra serving of veggies into just about anything and your kids will have no idea.
The easiest way to transform your cauliflower into rice is simply pulse cauliflower in a food processor until it resembles grains of rice. Then press the cauliflower into a paper towel to remove any excess moisture, which will save your dinner from turning into a soggy mess. For basic cauliflower rice, simply sauté the “rice” with olive oil. You can add this to any recipe that calls for rice or just eat it as is.
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