I’m not even sure if there is anything really wrong with having real rice (if anyone would like to enlighten me, feel free), all I know is that substituting real rice for cauliflower rice – is an easy way of getting another vegetable into me.
And it is incredibly easy to prepare too. You must know by now that if I say something is easy, then you can be darn tooting sure that it bloody well is simple to do!
Here I’ll prove it:
1 large head of fresh raw cauliflower
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper for seasoning (optional)
- Grate or blitz the cauliflower in a food processor (doesn’t work too well in a blender though – trust me I’ve tried it!!)
- Put the oil into the pan as it heats up
- Add the blitzed or grated cauliflower into the frying pan, season with salt and pepper (optional) and fry for 5 minutes stirring occasionally
That’s it. Well, obviously that’s it for the rice part of your dish. Have it with curry, chill, mexican dishes – whatever you’d normally have rice with – just replace it with the cauliflower rice – and I promise you you won’t really tell the difference, at least you definitely won’t feel like your dish is missing anything for not having real rice.
Even if you’re not a great lover of cauliflower – both I and Dan are two such people – this changes the consistency, texture and taste of the cauliflower – making it a joy to eat.
Go on, give it try – an easy one of your five a day!