IN TODAY’S BLOG POST I WILL BE DEMONSTRATING HOW TO MAKE A HEALTHY LOW- CARB AALTERNATIVE TO REGULAR RICE!
WHAT IS CAULIFLOWER RICE?
Cauliflower rice is a grain-free, low-carb alternative to regular white rice made entirely from cauliflower. Just a quick chop in a food processor turns a massive head of cauliflower into grain-sized bits, creating a faux rice.
The rigid structure of cauliflower makes it easy to chop into tiny pieces and also means that they hold their grain-like shape very well when cooked.
HOW TO MAKE CAULIFLOWER RICE
Grab the largest cauliflower head you can find and then you’re ready to rice! You can find several different colors and varieties of cauliflower available at the market, from the typical ivory hue to purple, orange, and bright green. Cook’s choice!
- Start off with removing the tough outer leaves and stems
- Next, trim the head into florets. Aim for smaller florets 1-inch to 1 1/2-inch in size. If you cut them too big, it becomes difficult to break them down quickly into a uniform size.
- Then, add the florets to a food processor in batches, and pulse into grain-sized pieces. You’ll notice that some larger florets might not get chopped down. That’s ok—just remove them and process them with the next batch.
Note that you don’t want the cauliflower to get too small in size. Otherwise, the texture will become mushy and the appearance won’t be as similar to rice.
WHAT IF YOU DON’T HAVE A FOOD PROCESSOR?
No problem! You can use a blender and follow the same method.A cheese grater also works magically, by shredding large sections of the head over the holes. Finally, a good old-fashioned chef’s knife can swiftly chop the florets—it just takes a little bit more time but still yields good results.