Cauliflower rice is the newest weight loss food in town you all! Never heard about cauliflower rice? Don’t worry, I got you! Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable with a ton of health benefits. It is low in carbohydrates, fats but a great source of dietary fiber, packed full of phytonutrients and antioxidants. So, if you are on a low-carb diet, this veggie should be on your food list almost every week.
Health benefits of cauliflower rice
It is an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, pantothenic acid, and vitamin B6. It is a very good source of choline, dietary fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, manganese, phosphorus, and biotin. Additionally, it is a good source of vitamin B1, B2, and B3, the minerals potassium and magnesium, and protein. When grated and steamed, it makes a delicious alternative to rice. I even use it to make Jollof or fried rice. Comparing between cauliflower and normal fried rice, cauliflower will win for anyone who wants to lose weight. But in terms of taste, fried rice is unbeatable.
The cauliflower is considered a brother to broccoli, Brussel sprouts, and cabbages. Have you noticed that they all have that somewhat pungent smell when they are cooked? This is because of the presence of sulfur in these crucifers.
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In this post, I use a purple cauliflower for this recipe. I love the color though it fades a little bit when cooked. You can use cauliflower to make a wide variety of low-carb friendly or keto-approved meals like cauliflower fried rice, Cauliflower crust pizza or cauliflower fufu which can be used to eat any African soup of your choice. I enjoyed mine with tomato stew and chicken.
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Let’s make some cauliflower rice friends.
- 1 head cauliflower
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- Remove any green leaves attached to your cauliflower, then wash and dry it properly.
- Use a food processor to coarsely blend your cauliflower into rice-like grains. If you do not own a food processor, use the medium size holes of a box-sized grater. It will do the job just fine.
- Now press out any excess water from your cauliflower grains.
- Add olive oil in a pan, add cauliflower rice and sauté for 5 minutes under medium heat.
- Enjoy your cauli rice with stew or any soup of choice.