I know I have posted a version of cauliflower rice before. It was an extremely delicious, Asian, “fried rice,” only cauliflower style. 😉 It was amazing. One of my favorite things ever! But sometimes you just need a simple, quick rice substitute, not packed with too much flavor…since rice is usually the base for something more rich. So here is a little treat for you in those times! A healthier alternative to rice, a great way to sneak in veggies…and literally takes just a few minutes! I am so thankful to Abel James for opening my eyes to just how easy this can be!
So, here’s what you need:
- 1 Head Cauliflower, chopped into florets
- Salt and Pepper
- Garlic Powder
And here’s how you do it:
- Place cauliflower (in batches if needed) into a food processor, and pulse until it is about the size of rice. Alternately, if you have a grater attachment to a KitchenAid, that works well too!
- Dump into a large microwave safe bowl. (I know…its crazy right?! I am usually not a believer in using the microwave for anything other than warming up left overs or melting butter…but this works so well!) Microwave for 5 minutes. Carefully remove, stir, and season to taste with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. If needed, return to microwave in minute increments until “rice” is softened and a nice texture for your purposes. I usually have to cook an extra minute or two over the suggested 5. 🙂
- Serve hot under your favorite dishes! My serving suggestion will be up soon! I used it for…drum roll please…Grain Free Fish Taco Bowls! Soooooo good!!