Sunday, February 27, 2011

"Cauli rice"

I was in Meijer the other day and picked up some organic cauliflower that was on managers special because it was on the verge of not being good anymore.  (By the way, that is a great way to save some money on organic produce; as long as you intend to use it right away)

So when I got home I found myself staring at this cauliflower, thinking, "what in the world am I going to make with this?!?!"  Feeling the pressure of needing to use it sooner than later, I began looking up recipes on the sites of my 'go to' FAVORITE bloggers'!!  Well I shouldn't have been surprised that I would find an awesome recipe for Cauliflower Rice on Elana's Pantry.  She modified the recipe, which apparently, has been around a LONG time in the Low Carb world.  Who Knew??

So I immediately made this recipe for part of our Sunday lunch.  This recipe is in my opinion, one of THE BEST WAYS TO SERVE CAULIFLOWER!!  It lends itself to the appearance of what rice would be, but really has no other similarity than that.  So if you intend to make this recipe hoping for the taste and texture of rice, you will find it lacking.  BUT, if you just look at it as an awesome veggie side dish, that you could use in place of rice, you WILL NOT be disappointed :)

I was so happy with the way this turned out!  I served it today under a heaping portion of last nights chili left over from dinner.  I finished it off with a bit of sour cream, fresh grated cheddar cheese and some fresh chopped scallion.  Put this on a plate with one of my almond flour "corn" muffins and I had one of THE MOST AWESOME MEALS I have had in a while :)  The only modification I made, was to use a bit more seasonings, ex: more salt, and pepper.  I also sauteed the veggies in a generous portion of coconut oil.  You can use any oil or butter that suits you.

As I finished my lunch, and contemplated licking my plate, I imagined all the ways I can use this "Cauli Rice"  again :)    OK, I will admit it... I DID lick my plate :) ha ha!  It was that good!

So I hope you have an awesome day! After all; this is the day the LORD has made, so rejoice and be glad in it :)
Love Sara


  1. HAHA! I can just see you licking your plate... :O) You can also make a fake Mac and Cheese with Cauliflower that is wonderful!!!!

  2. WOW! I am so impressed. Can't wait to try this!!