This Easy Cauliflower Rice is a healthy vegetable choice to make and use in your favorite comfort food dinners. Perfect substitution for real rice to keep you on track with eating right.
Is everyone still in a candy coma after all the Halloween fun from last night? I know I gave in a little bit and swiped a few mini candy bars from the trick or treat bucket. We were starting to wonder if anyone was going to show up.
I was seriously starting to think that we were going to have two giant bags of chocolate still sitting here today. Not that that is a bad thing. That would just mean more loaded blonde brownies in my life. Oh, wait. Healthy eating and brownies don’t really go together. All things in moderation, right? Thank goodness cute costumed kiddos started ringing the doorbell. Our son got rid of one bag by dumping big handfuls in everyone’s bag.
Since we are really making a bigger effort to provide healthy lean and green meals for most of our dinners, I have really made it a priority to try to share them here. Just being honest. Making and photographing healthy food isn’t my favorite.
Well, making them hasn’t been the issue. Let’s just say that trying to photograph healthy food just isn’t the same as shooting a peanut butter cup cheesecake.
One of the main things that we have started doing in our eating is to cut out as many carbs as possible. Not all of them, just the unnecessary ones like breads, pastas, potatoes, and rice.
Of course, that makes a big difference in how you do some dinners. Most comfort food dinners call for one or more of those items. Thank goodness someone found out that if you process a head of cauliflower it looks like rice.
And in quite a few dishes, you can’t even tell the difference. I made these healthy stuffed peppers a few weeks ago, and our kids didn’t even know that I substituted a batch of this easy cauliflower rice in place of the instant rice. I call that a dinner win.
You can have a batch of this cauliflower rice in your kitchen in about 15 minutes. It’s as easy as chopping up a head of cauliflower and running it through a food processor.
Place it in a large glass bowl covered with plastic wrap and cook it in the microwave for 10 minutes. Now you are ready to enjoy faux rice in everything.
I usually pour the cooked rice out onto a paper towel lined tray after cooking it to get the extra moisture out. You can also squeeze it through cheese cloth if you are going to use it in pizza crust or tots.
This easy cauliflower rice is a delicious and healthy addition to your meal plan.
Enjoy it plain or with different herbs. I added some garlic and parsley to this batch because it went well with some chicken meatballs that I made for dinner. You could also stir in some lemon juice and thyme or add a little bit of parmesan cheese and black pepper. The possibilities are endless.
You can also add some cream cheese, coconut oil, and pepper and pulse it until it is nice and creamy and enjoy a delicious mashed cauliflower dish. See what I mean? This easy cauliflower rice is the bomb. Trust me and make it.
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- 1 large head of cauliflower*
- 1 teaspoon water
- 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- Cut the head of cauliflower into small florets. Place small batches of florets in a food processor and pulse a few times until it resembles rice. Pour it into a large glass bowl. Continue until all the florets are pulsed.
- Stir in the water and garlic. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap and cook for 10 minutes on high.
- Remove the plastic and pour the cooked rice onto a paper towel lined tray. Press with additional paper towels if needed.
- Spoon into a bowl and stir in the parsley. Makes about 8 cups of rice, depending on the size of your head of cauliflower.
*I bought a very large head of cauliflower from Sam's Club. It made about 8 cups after shredding it. Adjust your recipe if you use a smaller head from the grocery store.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 26Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g
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