Cauliflower rice is taking food world by storm, who am I not to succumb to the temptation. After resisting the idea I finally tried cauliflower rice a few weeks ago. It’s not that I hate cauliflower! I simply love it, still, the trend eluded me for quite some time. Now that I finally tried it, all I can say is … Do try! It may not taste like rice but It tastes great! Best thing is it is healthy, fits almost all diets, paleo, vegan, vegetarian, keto, low carb and still tastes delicious.
As I said before, it does not taste like rice but it sure can replace rice in most of the rice dishes. If you are trying to eat a healthy diet or generally feel bloated and heavy after eating rice, you can easily substitute rice for cauliflower rice.
How to make Cauliflower Rice
I tried making it in two ways. The first method is Making cauliflower rice without food processor. In this method I used a box grater, Simple, efficient and quick. You can use a regular box grater to make. I often use it when I make small quantity or I am feeling lazy to take out the food processor. I use the bigger hole side of the grater which is generally used to grate cheddar cheese.
For making Cauliflower rice, first you need to wash the cauliflower and dry out excess water.
Cut the cauliflower into big size florets and then grate using the box grater. You get decent sized cauliflower grains to make cauliflower rice. Some people drain out extra moisture using a kitchen napkin. I prefer to dry the moisture before grating the cauliflower.
How to make Cauliflower rice in Food Processor
In this method I just follow the first two steps and cut cauliflower into florets and proceed using food processor.
In the second method, I use a food processor. It makes good cauliflower rice using grater blade. You can also use the food processor pulse function of the food processor but, have to be very careful. If you are using chopping blade only use pulse function otherwise you might end up with too fine, mushy texture.
Whichever method of making cauliflower rice you choose, make sure to dry them first. Since it is a watery vegetable it releases a lot of moisture during cooking. This may make the final dish to look mushy. If you like a perfect rice like texture or bite, squeeze it gently using a kitchen napkin. This way you will get the perfect texture of the cauliflower rice.
We have tried a couple of cauliflower rices dishes and so far we all are loving it. I started posting cauliflower recipes on the blog as well. You can try this delicious and flavourful Low Carb Cauliflower Jambalaya Recipe and I am soon going to post few new recipes soon.