By now you’ve almost certainly heard of cauliflower rice, the low carb rice substitute that people are raving about. But did you know that it’s super easy to make? Grab a cheese grater or food processor, grate away, saute for a few minutes and season it how you’d like. It goes great with curry, beans, or under a stir-fry. Grab a head or two from Monica’s Okra World or Star Nursery.
Wash and thoroughly dry cauliflower, then remove all greens.
If using a box grater, cut the cauliflower into large chunks and use the medium-sized holes (the side commonly used to grate cheese), to grate into "rice." If using a food processor, cut into small pieces and use the grater attachment to grate the cauliflower into "rice."
Optional: Transfer to a clean towel or paper towel and press to remove any excess moisture, which can make your dish soggy.
Once you have your cauliflower rice, it's easy to cook (or enjoy raw)! Simply sauté in a large skillet over medium heat in 1 Tbsp oil. Cover with a lid so the cauliflower steams and becomes more tender. Cook for a total of 5-8 minutes, then season as desired (such as with soy sauce or salt and pepper).
Use cauliflower rice in recipes that call for rice, such as stir-fries or fried rice! Store leftovers in the refrigerator up to 5 days. Store uncooked cauliflower rice in the freezer up to 1 month.
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