I first discovered riced cauliflower when the South Beach Diet came out. Though I didn’t agree with the philosophy of the diet, I did like the recipes that were in the book and this one was no exception! Riced Cauliflower has been in the Paleo community for several years and it is finally going mainstream. Although I don’t recommend the pre-made variety, you can buy it at Trader Joe’s at a fairly reasonable price. Even more surprising – I saw it at Costco. Once a product hits Costco, you know it’s about to take off!
Homemade vs Store Bought Riced Cauliflower
I will admit that I have purchased prepackaged riced cauliflower more than a few times. Each time, the pre-made stuff tastes horrible and I tell myself never to buy it again. But then one night i’m feeling lazy and I fall for it again! The prepared riced cauliflower has a pungent smell and a bitter taste. I’ve tried steaming and cooking it but the taste never goes away. I refuse to buy it again, even if it is convenient.
This Riced cauliflower recipe really is very simple. Many recipes will tell you to precook the cauliflower but I really don’t see the point in doing that, unless you are going to mash it. If you are just mixing it in to your food, throw it in at the beginning and it will cook with everything else. Cooking cauliflower on it’s own is smelly and cooking it in another dish will prevent the odors.
I am going to show you how easy it is to your own Riced Cauliflower. Once you rice it, it can be frozen in a freezer bag and tossed in to almost any dish you are making. Keep it in the blender just a little longer and you can make a cauliflower puree whcih can also be mixed into numerous dishes.
Give it a Try!
You will be surprised at how easy Riced Cauliflower is easy to make. Even better, it is just as easy to incorporate it into other dishes such as taco’s and spaghetti and it mixes well into brown rice or quinoa.
Give it a try – the recipe is below. Post a picture to Facebook or Instagram to show us how it turned out!
Be sure to check out the instructions for blended beet cubes. These are also great to mix into other dishes!: https://www.naturaldeets.com/beet-cubes-for-pink-foods/
Discover how easy it is to make your own Riced Cauliflower. Incorporate it into Taco meat, spaghetti, Rice, Quinoa and more!
- 1 head Cauliflower
Chop the cauliflower into bite sized pieces
You will need to do this step in multiple batches - Add the cauliflower to a blender or food processor, making sure you do not overfill it. Pulse until the cauliflower is the consistency of rice grains.
If the blender/food processor gets stuck, you may need to open the top and push the florets from under the blade.
If you would like to make riced cauliflower, you can saute it in butter or olive oil with salt. Cook until it starts to turn translucent.
If you would prefer to mix it in to another dish, it can be mixed in straight out of the blender. There is no need to cook it first.
Riced Cauliflower also freezes well, so you can freeze it in a freezer bag and add a little at a time to future dishes.