Cauliflower rice

Ok, have you heard about cauliflower rice?

According to Pinterest and other food blogs, I’m super late to the party.  This isn’t really much of a surprise though. I’m not exactly cutting edge when it comes to my kitchen creations.

I do recall reading about this somewhere a few months ago and thinking like it sounded like a novel idea. However, my inner five year old caught hold of me and I just couldn’t overcome my disdain for cauliflower. I’ve never liked it much on its own. Even when my mother would cover it in a nice cheese sauce, I still didn’t like it.  And that is saying a lot. There isn’t much I wouldn’t eat after it has been covered in cheese.

By the way, I keep reading that last sentence and thinking to myself that I need to freshen up on double negative usage.  It sounds correct to me, but it’s probably because I’ve read it twenty times.  I apologize if my grammar isn’t spot on today.

Cilantro Cauliflower Rice
Modified from this recipe

1 head cauliflower, core removed
2 tbsp melted butter
3/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
Juice from two limes
1 tsp garlic salt
S&P to taste

In your food processor, pulse the cauliflower head until it is finely chopped.  Place cauliflower pieces in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave for 5 minutes.

Stir in butter, cilantro, lime juice, garlic salt, and salt and pepper.  Mix together and adjust seasonings to taste.

I have to admit, this was pretty awesome.  Despite my house smelling like steamed cauliflower for several hours, I was very pleased with the outcome.  It could easily have been mixed into a taco salad as rice, but we ate it as a side. Even Wes who loathes cilantro, thought it was good.

I’m still praying that his tastebuds will eventually change and he will one day worship cilantro. I know this is highly unlikely.

The “rice” was fluffy, light, and full of flavor. It doesn’t quite hold water to Chipotle’s cilantro lime rice, but then again, what does?  I do recommend it as a healthy alternative for sides on taco night.

My books have slowly started coming in the mail from last week’s ordering fest. Expect some reviews within the next week or two!

2 Replies to “Cauliflower rice”

  1. I must try this! Sounds so interesting! I made cauliflower mashed recently and absolutely loved it. I steamed a head of cauliflower for about 15 minutes then processed that in the food processor with a head of roasted garlic and a bunch of dill! So good!

    1. That sounds yummy! I usually mix my cauliflower mash with one or two potatoes, but I will have to try it with garlic and dill. Sounds fantastic.

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