If you are new to eating a whole foods, paleo type lifestyle, you may be wondering why on Earth we need to make rice out of cauliflower when we have, well...rice! It's because grains, i.e. breads, pasta, rice, cereals and quinoa, are carbohydrates that spike our blood sugar. High blood sugar will eventually cause insulin resistance leading to diabetes. Americans do not need anything else in our diets that raise our blood sugar. We need to work on stabilizing it!
Grains can also cause digestive upset, skin problems, headaches, inflammation and many more problems. The bottom line is when people give up grains they report better health and less disease.
This recipe for cauliflower rice is super yummy! I do not miss regular rice at all. Regular rice make me feel heavy, not to mention look heavy! Have you ever noticed that after you eat it, you're hungry soon after? Not with cauliflower. You will be both satisfied and nourished. It goes perfectly with your favorite protein. My favorite protein with this dish is salmon, but you may want to try it with mushrooms for a vegetarian option.
Feel free to experiment by adding other veggies such as broccoli or colorful peppers. Enjoy!
This recipe contains coconut aminos. If this is new to you, it is a healthy alternative to soy sauce.
Cauliflower "Rice" Recipe
1 head of cauliflower
2 tbsp. coconut oil (raw, unrefined)
1/2 cup vegetable broth
4 scallions, diced
2 carrots, shredded
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp. coconut aminos
Cut the cauliflower into large chunks and shred in the food processor with the shredding disk attachment until it resembles rice.
Heat the oil over med-high heat in a large skillet. Sauté the cauliflower, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until slightly browned. Add the broth and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for 5 minutes on medium heat. Add the scallions, carrots and garlic and cook, for 5 minutes. Stir in the coconut aminos and serve. Makes 4 servings.
Per serving: 118 calories, 3 g protein, 10 g carbohydrates, 7 g total fat, 3 g fiber, 271 mg. sodium