As my family will tell you (particularly my Dad), I am all about the latest healthy food trends. Even when they appeal to no-one else. I’ve done black bean brownies, chickpea cookie dough, zucchini cookies, every kale smoothie in the book…you name it, I’ve probably tried it.
The latest veggie trend is significantly less scary: cauliflower rice. I tried it a couple of months ago and loved it, and it has since become a regular in my dinner rotation.
The first time I made it, I had minimal ingredients in my apartment. Like, very minimal. However, I’m alllll about using what I have in my kitchen. Most of the time the combinations turn out great, even if they don’t sound all that appealing. As I scoured my fridge and pantry for something I could put in the cauliflower rice, I landed upon the following assortment:
- pine nuts
- feta cheese
- soy sauce
I know. RANDOM. But I swear it was so delicious that I’ve repeated that same combo multiple times since. On purpose.
Cauliflower is super easy to “rice”–just throw it in the food processor, raw, for a couple of minutes. But guess what? They also now sell it already riced. Total game changer. Thank you to my trusty sous chef, Trader Joe!
Once riced, I sauté the cauliflower with a little bit of olive oil and slowly add the ingredients as I go. It only takes a few minutes to heat up and get perfectly tender.
That’s it! Honestly, it’s even easier than waiting for water to boil for real rice. I don’t have all that much patience to wait around for my food, if you haven’t noticed.
Last week I tried riced broccoli, which was just as good but honestly tastes pretty much the same. Go with whichever veggie you prefer!
Some other combo suggestions for your rice:
- buffalo sauce and bleu cheese
- tomato sauce and chicken sausage
- butter, garlic and shrimp
- greek olives, tomatoes and feta
Clearly, the options are basically endless.
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