Hi Guys….its Tasty Tuesday! My personal belief based on my work with helping hundreds of clients shed unwanted fat…..is that many food cravings have everything to do with our ability to control our minds and desires. If you’ve been eating a high protein, low carb diet and your feelings like you need a tricky change, try this delicous but simple recipe.
Simple Cauliflower Rice
Recipe Type: Cauliflower
(optional vegetables, lime, and cilantro herbs)
Yields: 4 servings Prep time: 10 min food processor/20 grater
(1.5 Fat Grams, 9.7 Carb Grams, 76 Cal per)
Cook time: 6 min – 10 min
1 head cauliflower
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion diced
Coarse salt and coarsely-ground black pepper to taste
*Spices, herbs, and/or vegetables of your choice (see variation ideas below)*
* *Season as you would any rice dish. I added some diced red bell pepper and sautéed with the onions.
Wash, remove core and leaves, trim, and coarsely chop the cauliflower (make sure there are no brown or black spots on it). If so, remove with a paring knife.Chop the fresh cauliflower into small florets or pieces small enough to fit into the food processor.Make sure that the cauliflower pieces are completely dried before using.
In a large frying pan over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add onion and sauté approximately 10 minutes or until soft.If adding other diced vegetables, add with the onions.
Meanwhile, place cauliflower pieces in a food processor and process (pulse) until the cauliflower is small and has the texture of rice. Place florets in bowl of food processor in batches. Process until evenly chopped but not completely pulverized.Don’t over process, as the cauliflower can get mushy – you want a rough chop. If you don’t have a food processor you can use a grater.
Raise the heat to medium-high. Add the prepared cauliflower to the cooked onions in the frying pan. Cover and cook approximately 5 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until the cauliflower is slightly crispy on the outside but tender on the inside. Season the cauliflower rice with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and serve. **Optional lime cauliflower rice: Add some lime zest and lemon juice.
Add variety to your entrée: Spoon on the protein! Vegan option: Add Black Beans, Pescatarian option: Pan Seared Tuna or Poultry lover: Grilled Chicken