20 ounces fresh cauliflower, 1 medium
Salt and pepper
Trim the leaves and most of the tough stalks of the cauliflower, then coarsely chop into manageable pieces that will fit the feed tube of your food processor. Using the grating disk, process the cauliflower; put in a 2 1/2 quart casserole with a lid. Add 2-4 tablespoons of water, cover and microwave on HIGH 8-14 minutes. Stir every 4-5 minutes and check for doneness. When tender, but not mushy, add some butter; season with salt and pepper to taste.
Makes 6-10 servings
Freezing not recommended
Per 1/6 recipe: 58 Calories; 4g Fat; 2g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 3g Net Carbs
Per 1/8 recipe: 43 Calories; 3g Fat; 1g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 2g Net Carbs
Per 1/10 recipe: 35 Calories; 2g Fat; 1g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 2g Net Carbs
As you can see in the photo, this does look a lot like real rice. When topped with something, like Chinese chicken, you might be able to fool your family. My husband said it didn't taste quite like rice, but he liked it even better than rice. Mine took 14 minutes to cook in my tired, old microwave.
TIP: Grating cauliflower, even with a food processor, can make a big mess. Little bits of cauliflower will end up all over the place. To keep the mess to a minimum, put your food processor close to your kitchen sink and place your cutting board in the sink that has your garbage disposal. Most of the little bits will stay in the sink and you can simply rinse them down the drain.
Here's a variation: Garlic "Rice" Side Dish
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