Friday, March 8, 2013

Cauliflower Rice

One of my staple foods before Paleo was rice. It was easy to make, went with everything and stayed consistently delicious upon reheating (so good for lunches).
So when I first saw cauliflower rice I was interested. Honestly, rice doesn't have a distinct flavor, it can be anything you want it to be. Same for cauliflower! This way you get a rice like side dish and an extra serving of veggies! I barely notice the difference now!
Cauliflower Rice:
Head of cauliflower
1 egg
Mix ins

1. Cut up the cauliflower and steam on the stove. When it's completely steamed, put the cauliflower pieces into a bowl.
2. With either a potato masher or whisk (I use one of the two beaters from my hand mixer, it works best) start to mash up the cauliflower, breaking it into small pieces. I've also tried using a food processor and pulsing it, that works too.
3. Add spices! I usually add pepper and garlic powder, then either salt of smoked salt (which we got a Bulk Barn and it smells intense). I've also used Greek seasoning, paprika, cayenne, etc. Literally, anything. After you spice it, add one egg and mix. 
4. It's time to add some mix ins. I usually always add onions at least. Maybe some garlic. In this picture, I have onions, garlic, mushrooms and pine nuts. It's yummy. 
What variations will you try?


  1. I've never even heard of this before! It sounds so interesting! :) putting it on my to-make list.

    1. I think even if we stop doing paleo, I'm going to continue to make this. It looks the part and you forget that you're NOT eating rice!