Cauliflower Rice

I always look at recipes and wonder how we can keep the taste, but tweak it to get more bang for your buck in terms of nutrition. We often have an easy time eating grains in our day to day diet, but what about those vegetables? It is recommended to eat 5-8 servings of vegetables every single day. Vegetable consumption has been shown to reduce your risk of certain cancers, and cardiovascular disease. Doesn't that sound like something everyone would want?! If you count, it might be difficult to even make it to 2-3 servings of vegetables in a day. If you are eating 1 serving at supper and 1 serving at lunch, that's still only 2 servings! As far as I'm concerned starting early, and sneaking vegetables into as many meals as you can, is a great way to start to reach these goals.

To me, this is the easiest way to eat cauliflower. It cooks quickly, minimal chopping time is required, and can go from fridge to table in 10 minutes. 



Cauliflower Rice:

Cut half or all of the florets off of the cauliflower, and discard the green portions.
Place them all in a food processor.
Blend until small "rice-like" pieces have formed.
Place on a frying pan with some cooking oil.
Fry for 5-10 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve either as a side dish, or as the rice for your favourite dishes like butter chicken or even stir fry.