Cauli-rice just might be the best thing since sliced bread. Not because it’s low carb, or grain-free- I mean, both of those are a bonus but because it’s so damn tasty and convenient.
What is cauli-rice?
It’s cauliflower chopped, grated, or blended in a food processor to a small rice-like consistency. It’s a great alternative for those who are eating low carb and/or gluten-free, although here at Chara Marie, we promote eating a diet made up of whole foods not diets in general. But if cauli-rice was a diet however, I’d be the first to promote it.
You may have started to see pre-made cauli-rice on store shelves making it a fantastic option for those on the go. But before we get into this week’s Easy Eats recipe featuring the star of the show (blog), I’m going to show you just how simple it is to make it on your own.
Finely chop it
Now that you have your cauli-rice made, aside from this Easy Eats Cauli-Fried Rice recipe, here are a few other ways you can enjoy it:
Substitute for rice in a 20 Minute Vegan Curry
Bulk up a Tasty Tabbouleh
The base of your Vegan Poke Bowl
WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT:
-Make a large batch and freeze it for quick easy meals. Simply toss in a frying pan or baking sheet and heat
-As you’ll see from the list above, goes great with tons of tasty recipes
- Easy to digest
- Doesn’t carry a strong flavor so you can make it your own
A NUTRITIONIST’S CHOICE:
-Cauliflower is very high in Vitamin C. An important vitamin that supports our immune system, tissue repair including wound healing, bone and teeth health, and the absorption of iron.
-Cauliflower is high in fiber which supports digestion and weight loss by helping you stay satiated longer.
-Cauliflower is high in antioxidants which help our cells repair that has been damaged by free radicals caused by toxins in our food, air, and water. Such toxins can come from pesticides that are sprayed on our food, air pollution, smoking (including second-hand smoke), alcohol, fried foods, and stress.
Free radicals can lead to an increased process of aging and have been linked to diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. Because of the high amount of vitamin C, which is also an antioxidant and an immune supporter, cauliflower is a great food to add to give your health a tasty boost!
HOW TO ENJOY
Make a large batch of this recipe dividing between your meal prep containers.
When ready to enjoy, simply empty container into a wok or frying pan with a couple tablespoons of the dressing shown below.
FOR DINNER TONIGHT:
Empty all ingredients into a walk, add your dressing shown below, sauté for 10 minutes. for a quick 10 and you’re off to the races!
Cauliflower ‘Fried’ Rice
- 1 head cauliflower riced- with a blender, food processor or knife
- 2 cups snap peas
- 2 cups cabbage purple of white, thinly sliced
- 1 1/2 cups edamame shelled and hulled
- 1 bell pepper thinly sliced
- 1'' fresh ginger
- 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
- 3 tbsp sesame oil
- 2 limes juiced
- 2 tbsp soy sauce of liquid aminos
- 2 tbsp honey use monk fruit to keep it completely sugar-free
- Sriracha or garlic chilli sauce to taste
- Create your cauli-rice by using a blender, food processor or by hand with a knife
- Thinly slice bell pepper and cabbage
- If making for meal prep, evenly distribute ingredients amongst your 3 containers. If cooking to eat promptly, throw all ingredients into a wok or frying pan with 1 tbsp of coconut or olive oil.
- Pour the dressing over the wok and sauté for 10 minutes
- Dish up and enjoy!
- Prepare dressing ingredients by adding everything to your blender