A few years ago I was trying to cut down on carbs and I saw numerous recipes for Cauli-Rice so I decided to give it a try. So that Eammon wouldn’t turn his nose up immediately at the idea I decided to pair it with my Hearty Beef Curry figuring that the bold flavors and the sauce would cover up the cauliflower taste and he would think he was just eating rice. My plan worked wonderfully as it was a few years before Eammon learned about my little ruse and by then he was so used to eating Cauli-Rice with not only the Hearty Beef Curry but also with almost every curry or stew that I made, he just didn’t care as he enjoyed it. Maisie too enjoys the Cauli-Rice both with a sauce and even with just some Maisie “safe” butter. I love that this Cauli-Rice is so tasty and a great way to add a veggie to a meal where my family doesn’t rebel and actually eats it willingly. I don’t know why I never posted this recipe before…well maybe because it really isn’t a recipe being just cauliflower but as I’ve started using it in new and different ways (recipes to come) I decided to post this so that this basic recipe is available to reference.
- 1 head fresh Cauliflower
Remove the leaves and hard center core of the cauliflower. Cut into florets. Wash and then allow the cauliflower to dry completely. (You want the cauliflower completely dry and you will NOT be adding any water when cooking, this helps to cut down on the boiled cauliflower taste and smell.) Once dry, fill the bowl of a food processor about half full and using the chopping blade and the pulse action, process the cauliflower until it looks like the size of grains of rice. Add the processed cauliflower to a microwave safe bowl and repeat with the remaining cauliflower. Once all the Cauliflower has been processed and added to the microwave safe bowl, cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap or a lid. Microwave on high for 7 minutes. Remove from the microwave and fluff up the Cauli-Rice with a fork and if desired add a pat of butter, salt & pepper.