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Cauliflower Rice - nice alternative if on a low carbohydrate diet.

Most of the time i follow a low carbohydrate diet as it helps me to lose weight and as im diabetic it keeps my blood sugar low.

I do miss rice sometimes so i use this as a nice alternative, what you will need is a whole cauliflower, or you could buy the fresh florets in a packet.

chop them into medium size chunks and then pop them into a blender or chop them up with a hand blender, when the cauliflower resembles grains, heat up a frying pan with a little oil, u can add different herbs etc for a different taste but what i do is gently spray the cauliflower with some spray oil then mix in some thyme, chilli granules, some chopped onions and a little salt and black pepper.

THen just fry the cauliflower until its at a texture you like, i fry mines for about ten minutes.

for other ideas why not add a little egg to make a egg fried rice alternative, or add some vegetables and meat or chicken to make like a risoto kind of dish.

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paigea wrote on July 20, 2014, 5:16 PM

This is a good idea. I think we tried boiling then chopping in a blender. I'll have to try this way. We also use cauliflower for mock "mashed" potatoes. But I am not about to give up real potaotes or rice.

astraldreamer wrote on July 20, 2014, 6:28 PM

paigea if you chop then fry it it doesnt go to mush, i make mash with it as well but mash it with grated cheese and butter, makes it taste nicer.

gidget wrote on July 20, 2014, 7:17 PM

What a great idea! I usually make faux mashed potatoes with cauliflower.

paigea wrote on July 20, 2014, 9:38 PM

I am going to try that. We like the faux mashed potatoes quite a bit.