07/02/2012

Rethinking Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower rice is a perfect paleo accompaniment to all manner of dishes where regular rice would otherwise be called for.

It is, however, a bit of a pain unless you have a food processor ... or microwave oven.

Here's a quick and simple way, rethinking cauliflower rice ...

Rice should be soft comfort food. Contemplating the texture is the key to rethinking cauliflower rice, so the end result should feel like rice even if it does not necessarily look like grains of rice.

Carefully cut the florets from the stalk of a cauliflower, halving, quartering and trimming the excess stalk from each floret.

Over a pan of boiling water, steam these cauliflower florets for a few minutes until soft enough to crush with a fork but not too soggy.

Remove from the steam and leave the lid off - the cauliflower will remain warm while the excess water evaporates out.

When ready to serve, tip out into a wide bowl and crush gently with a fork until the desired texture is achieved.

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