This is my method for making “rice” from cauliflower. If you haven’t tried it, you must! It tastes very mild. It can be used under a wide variety of protein entrees or as the base for a dish such as fried “rice” or a “rice” salad. It does not work well as a substitute for rice in casseroles where the function of the rice is to absorb liquid.
· 1 head Cauliflower (or however much you want)
To make this dish the most easily and to have it come out the best, three pieces of equipment are very helpful:
- A food processor – A microwave – A covered (or fairly tightly coverable) microwave-safe dish
1) Process fresh cauliflower until it is the size of rice, either using the plain steel blade or the shredder blade. Alternatively, you can shred it with a hand-held grater, or even use a knife, if you have the dexterity to chop it up VERY finely.
2) Microwave it in a covered dish. DO NOT ADD WATER. Cauliflower absorbs water like crazy, and the “granules” will become gummy. To keep it fluffy, just let the moisture in the cauliflower do its work.
Carb Count: Each cup contains 5 grams of carbohydrate, about half of which is fiber.
from Low Carb Diets Recipe