One of the things that we first struggled with when deciding to eat a primal diet was that we were missing bases to many of our favorite dishes, things like pasta and rice. That is why we were very excited to try cauliflower “rice”. The dish by itself has a great texture and very little flavor which makes it a great replacement for rice as a base of a dish, and can easily be “spiced” up to stand on its own. There are many versions of this recipe floating around the internet. Nevertheless, I feel like I should include my own version here since it is such a simple and versatile dish. One in my mind that any primal eater should have in their arsenal.
Cauliflower Rice (version 1)
Serves about 4
- 1 head of cauliflower
- About 1 1/2 c chicken stock (homemade is preferable). You vegetarians can also make this by substituting vegetable stock. I bet no one will notice a difference.
- salt and pepper to taste
Cut the cauliflower into florets and give it a whirl in your food processor with the “S” blade attachment until the cauliflower has roughly the consistency of rice. Add the cauliflower into a saucepan with the stock, salt and pepper. Bring it up to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer, about 15-20 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender and most of the liquid has evaporated.
Cauliflower Rice (version 2)
- 1 bag of frozen cauliflower
Boil the cauliflower until it is fork tender. Drain it well and mash by hand using a potato masher until it has the consistency of rice.Cauliflower Rice,