Cauli rice – quicker and easier than actual rice!

30 Aug

Love stirfries but don’t want to eat all that rice, but at the same time finding it hard to say goodbye? I’m like that with Green Chicken Curry. I love it. I even had a special cooking lesson in Thailand specifically to teach me how to make it (along with Green Papaya Salad – another primally awesome recipe!).

So, I tried eating it without rice and it was more like soup. I tried it with steamed cauliflower underneath it and, well, it tasted like I had just put steamed cauliflower underneath curry soup. AND THEN:

Just like real rice only good for you!

CAULI RICE:

Take half a cauliflower and chop it into manageable chunks.

Throw it into a blender/food processor (in batches depending on your machine’s horsepower) and blend until it looks like rice.

Throw it into a hot pan with the cooking oil of your choice (Thai food and coconut oil is a no-brainer!)

Stirfy until it looks as delicious as mine.

Serve under the stirfry/curry of your choice!

AND in a couple of days I can tell you whether it keeps well in the fridge πŸ˜‰

Now for the stats: If you are paleo/primal/watching your carbs, cauliflower is preferable to rice:

Cup for cup faceoff: Cauli and Rice

Cauli has around 30 calories in a cup, 5g carbs and 2g fibre

Rice (white) has around 200 calories in a cup, 40-50g carbs and 0g fibre! (erm – my stats are rough but you get the idea!)

Try it and tell me it’s not better than rice! Tell me! You can’t.

Awesome.

T

11 Responses to “Cauli rice – quicker and easier than actual rice!”

  1. realfunfood August 30, 2011 at 11:07 am #

    I never would have thought of making this. I’m going to try cauli “mashed potato” tonight. So much better than regular mashed potato!

    • primalawesome September 1, 2011 at 11:16 pm #

      Did you try it? How’d it work out?

    • Kevin Jaillet September 4, 2011 at 6:46 am #

      That stuff really is better than mashed potatoes – more flavor, mildly sweet… My routine usually includes some green onion, salt, pepper, and (not paleo strict) a bit of cream cheese and some cream. They could serve it in fancy restaurants as a “Savory cauliflower puree” beside a steak and people would go nuts over it.

  2. Milla September 20, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

    I mash caulies, add butter, some cheese, and get most awesome mashed notato πŸ™‚

    • primalawesome September 20, 2011 at 8:44 pm #

      That would be great for on top of some primal shepherd’s pie, I reckon! Cheers!

  3. Davetree November 29, 2011 at 11:19 am #

    Tried this last night and it was cracker. My gf wouldn’t touch it but me and my daughter destroyed it. Lovely with my chilli bolognese…thanks for the recipe, now to check out the rest of ur offerings… πŸ™‚

  4. Davetree November 29, 2011 at 11:20 am #

    Tried this last night and it was cracker. My gf wouldn’t touch it but me and my daughter destroyed it. Lovely with my chilli bolognese…thanks for the recipe, now to check out the rest of ur offerings… πŸ™‚

    • cavelesbian November 30, 2011 at 9:36 am #

      YAY! So glad you enjoyed it. Give her time – she’ll come round (once she’s had to watch you two tucking into all that cauli goodness a few more times)!

  5. davo September 5, 2012 at 12:36 am #

    Oh holy curry batman! I’ve been looking for a way to have curry without rice since forever!

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