Cut Carbs With This Cauliflower 'Rice' Recipe

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Total Time 15 min
Prep 10 min, Cook 5 min
Yield 4-5 servings

This is my method for making "rice" from cauliflower. If you haven't tried it, you must! It tastes very mild. It can be used under a sauce, such as a curry or chicken ala king, or as the base for a dish such as fried "rice" or a "rice" salad. It does not work well as a substitute for rice in casseroles where the rice is supposed to absorb liquid. Think it sounds difficult or messy? It's not!

Ingredients

Preparation

To make this dish the most easily and to have it come out the best, three pieces of equipment are very helpful:

- A food processor
- A microwave
- A covered (or fairly tightly coverable) microwave-safe dish

1) Process fresh cauliflower until it is the size of rice, either using the plain steel blade or the shredder blade. Alternatively, you can shred it with a hand-held grater, or even use a knife, if you have the dexterity to chop it up VERY finely.



2) Microwave it in a covered dish for 3-5 minutes. DO NOT ADD WATER. Cauliflower absorbs water like crazy, and the "granules" will become gummy. To keep it fluffy, just let the moisture in the cauliflower do its work.

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