Monday, April 18, 2011

For Real!! Cauliflower Rice

This is not going to be a pretty post. It's cauliflower!!

Cauliflower is not a pretty posing item. It's white, blah, and is not very photogenic.

But, I do have some good information about cauliflower. I am so excited about this and just had to share.

You all know by now that I am trying to watch what I eat, exercise, and lose a few pounds for summer.

Well, it's working!!

I don't own a scales, but I can tell that my clothes are fitting differently (loosely).

Okay, here is the information about cauliflower:

I sent the cleaned cauliflower heads through my salad shooter shredder (say that 10 times fast).

As you can see in the photo (un-photogenic) above, the cauliflower looks like rice.

I purchased a microwave steamer dish.


I filled it with the shredded cauliflower and microwaved it for 4 minutes. DO NOT ADD WATER, just the shredded cauliflower.

4 MINUTES is all it took to steam it.

You end up with fluffy cauliflower rice. You can use this in place of any rice dish. Under stir-fried veggies, under chicken tikka masala (you will see that tomorrow), under any meat dish....

I know you are getting the picture.... Veggie in place of the starch.....who would have thought?

And the amazing thing is, you really can't tell the difference between veggie and starch.

Steamed cauliflower rice.....

"Right away the boy's father cried out, "I do believe! Help me overcome my unbelief!""
Mark 9:24

7 comments:

  1. That is awesome... I'm trying to be good too... I need to hear more about the salad shooter thing? Is it a food processor??

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  2. I am going to post a picture of my salad shooter on facebook for you Joelle. A salad shooter is hand held device that slices, shreds, dices....you name it. I love mine and use it quite often. It is a lot easier to use than digging out the food processor. And one nice advantage, you can shoot the stuff right into a bowl.

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  3. Cool beans...er, uh...cauliflower! =) Super easy way to prepare this nutritious dish. Have you ever had it mashed to substitute for mashed taters? That's good too. I just bought a head of cauliflower to cook...my way (whole in the microwave) and will try to remember to link up this post when I share it. Congrats on sticking to healthy eating!

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  4. I have heard about using it in place of mashed potatoes, but I have never tried it.

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  5. Angie, you have to try the cauliflower for mashed potatoes! It's really good. I don't have a salad shooter, wonder if I could use and old fashioned grater?
    Linda

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  6. A food processor should work if you have one. I think a grater would work fine too.

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  7. Seriously? I am definitely going to try this it's brilliant!

    xo

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