Why make cauliflower “rice”?
Cauliflower is packed with nutrients including Vitamin C, K, folate and more. It’s an anti-inflammoatory that is a great detox and good for your digestive system. Plus, it’s only 25 calories per cup! (compare that to rice which is 150-200 calories, depending on what type).
Use cauliflower rice to replace rice in any dish – stir fry, gumbo… it makes a great side to any dish!
1 cauliflower head
1/2 cup onion
1 T butter
1/2 lime – juiced
3 T cilantro
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
Heat up a large pan on the stove, melt butter in pan. Keep on medium heat. Place onion in food processor and chop until fine, small pieces (about the size of rice grains). Add onions to heated pan and cook for 4-5 minutes while preparing the cauliflower. Stir onions after every 2 minutes.
Cut up large pieces of cauliflower to fit in food processor. Place cauliflower in food processor. You may have to do a little at a time. Pulse food processor until cauliflower is the size of rice grains. Add to the onions in the pan.
Cook for 20 minutes, stirring up every 5 minutes. Add salt, pepper, lime juice, and cilantro. Stir the “rice” and cook until desired texture. (Some like it crunchy and some like it soft, so cook as long as you see fit!) Feel free to add more of your spices. I added more lime, but considered 1/2 lime as a good start.