Why all the fuss about Cauliflower and/or Broccoli ‘rice’?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years, the chances are you’ve heard of Cauliflower ‘rice’.
Even though I would like to live off pizza, pasta and cakes alone, am always trying to find a healthy alternative, and cauliflower / broccoli ‘rice’ is one of those easy swaps. It is grain-free and low carb!.
I prepare the ‘rice’ by either pulsing the veggies or grate them. However, if you are short on time, you can find it ready chopped in many supermarkets. I often prepare double the amount I need and freeze one portion.
The ‘rice’ is tender, fluffy, light, has the right amount of crunch and takes just a few minutes to prepare. I use it as a substitute in all my favourite rice and couscous recipes for both hot and cold dishes.
These lovely veggies are so versatile, that I use them as a substitute:
– in all my favourite rice and couscous recipes;
– for both hot and cold dishes;
– raw or cooked.
I use raw cauliflower ‘rice’ in my salads, such as, tabbouleh, as well as, cooked in dishes like my Pork Baked Caulibroc.
Ok, I do not say this very often and I confess that I was a bit sceptical, but, cauliflower and broccoli ‘rice’ is without any exaggeration mind-blowing .
If you are trying to eat more vegetables or avoiding grains, cauliflower or broccoli ‘rice’ is something you need in your life. I especially love the nutty flavour of roasted cauliflower and am totally obsessed!
My last tip:
Drop the cereal grain and save your carb allowance for the yummy stuff!!