Low Carb Cauliflower Rice Recipe
If you are eating a grain free or a low carb diet, for health reasons or for weight loss, you have probably heard of the famous cauliflower rice! It’s even starting to hit the major grocery stores with a hefty price tag attached I might add. I am going to show you an easier and cheaper way to make the basic low carb cauliflower rice recipe in minutes.
Did you know that cauliflower has more vitamin C than an orange, but without the sugar? Sugar can lower your body’s ability to fight off infection. Vitamin C is an antioxidant. It can help our bodies fight off infection. If you have frequent colds, lack of energy, bleeding or tender gums, easy bruising or slow wound healing, you may need to incorporate more vitamin C into your diet. This is a great way to do it!
I am living on a US military base in Korea. Our commissary has a head of cauliflower costing around $7.00! It’s crazy! This bag of frozen florets only costs around $1.25. I would rather use the florets because they are already cut. Raw cauliflower can get very messy to cut.
One bag of the cauliflower florets fits perfectly into a Pyrex Measuring Cup. Cover with a small plate and microwave it for 5 minutes on high to steam it.
I use a Pampered Chef Manual Food Processor to rice the cauliflower. It can hold roughly 2 cups of the cauliflower at once. It takes about 20 pulses to get it to rice. I choose to use this method over using a blender because I can control how much it gets processed. I have used a blender before and ended up with cauliflower mash, which is great if you are going for that. You just want to lightly chop it to get the rice effect.
This is what it will look like. One bag of cauliflower florets will make about 2 1/2 cups of cauli-rice. Try having it with my Salsa Chicken.