I am always looking for new + interesting ways to include raw vegetables in my diet. Last night I decided to try cauliflower rice as a replacement for normal rice. Cauliflower has many health benefits (digestive, anti-inflammation, antioxidation) and also contains glucosinolates, which activate the body’s natural detoxification system. I was so amazed with how simple cauliflower rice was to make and how perfect + yummy it turned out!
Just follow these easy steps:
Start with one head of cauliflower. Remove all the leaves, trim the stem and cut into about 1 – 2 inch pieces.
You can either use a food proccesor or a box grater to turn your cauliflower pieces into rice. My food processor had a shredding disk attachment that allowed me to coarsely grate my cauliflower. I HIGHLY recommend this food proceesor, it comes with many different blades that allow you to do all sorts of “processing.”
Just pulse the cauliflower until it resembles short grain rice!
You can enjoy your cauliflower rice right away or prepare ahead of time and store in the fridge for a day or two (just make sure to store in an airtight container).
Note: Cruciferous vegetables, such as cauliflower and broccoli, can produce a sulfuric odor when opened after storage. Don’t worry! The smell will dissipate quickly and this in no way indicates that your cauliflower has gone bad.
PS: My dogs are OBSESSED with this recipe! I usually feed them our leftover normal rice, but I am pretty sure they like this better.
Jenn Likover, RD