How to make perfect cauliflower rice

 

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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:

 

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Start with one head of cauliflower.  Remove all the leaves, trim the stem and cut into about 1 – 2 inch pieces.

 

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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.”

 

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Just pulse the cauliflower until it resembles short grain rice!

 

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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.

 

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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

  
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