Recipe Round-Up: My favorite ways to “do” cauli rice.
I do not own a food processor (yet – taking recos!) and so opt for the convenience options here- organic from the freezer section at Trader Joe’s (when they’re not out of stock #always) or Whole Foods, or the refrigerated section at Costco. Find what works for you, and do ‘that.’
- Burrito bowl w/ Cilantro Cauli Rice (+juice of 1/2 lime if you’re feeling adventurous) Top bed of cauli rice with chopped romaine or cabbage, sautéed peppers & onions (I love Trader Joe’s Fire-Roasted Bell Peppers & Onion from the freezer section) and protein of choice (e.g. beef, ground turkey, chicken) seasoned with spices . Dress with low sodium salsa or homemade pico. Garnish with guac, nutritional yeast or almond cheese and/or plantain chips.
- Vegan Cauliflower Pizza Crust (dairy-, soy-, egg- and grain-free) This one is also great, but contains goat cheese and I prefer dairy-free. Load up your crust with your favorite marinara – read your labels, avoid added sugars and stay mindful, not obsessive over sodium. Or, go with a white pizza! I love meat and veggies. Favorite toppings? Let me know!
- Stir-fry Add a bag of cauli rice to a bag of frozen veggies and/or any vegetables remaining in your crisper drawer at the end of the week. Add protein of choice (I like chicken) and season with coconut aminos.
- Paleo Macaroni and Cheese There are a million recipes out there, but this one is especially delish with leeks and extra crispy no sugar added bacon or prosciutto. You can also just sauté a bag of cauli rice in a healthy oil (avocado or coconut), add protein of choice (I like grass-fed beef or bison) and nutritional yeast to desired consistency and taste.
- Paleo Shepherd’s Pie Here, here and here.
- Miscellaneous I love adding a bag to meatloaf, chilis, crock pot recipes or meatballs for bulk.
And I’ve yet to try this, but it’s on my list.
DID YOU KNOW? Cruciferous vegetables, including cauliflower, are natural estrogen detoxifiers and can help balance hormones. Packed with vitamins and minerals, cauliflower is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds; also fiber, which can keep you feeling fuller for longer, improve digestion (and absorption) and help you lose weight (in the attain phase of fat loss). Tasty, easy, versatile (takes on the flavor of whatever it’s with) and fat loss friendly. What’s not to love?