Cauliflower Rice

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  1. ClissAT

    ClissAT Valued Member Premium Member GOLD

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    I got this beautiful huge cauliflower head at the market the other day & wanted to try cauliflower rice.
    I was told it was a great dish for women who are having difficulty dieting.
    I first made just a small batch, enough for one serve to test my recipe.
    Then I wanted to add other vegetables to it & this is the result.

    The ingredients are:-
    1 large floweret of cauliflower
    1 stick celery strings removed
    a 4cm piece of zucchini
    3cm wide piece of capsicum
    2 cloves garlic
    1/4 small white onion

    all ingredients roughly chopped & pulsed in food processor just a few seconds except for the red capsicum which is done separately after the other ingredients so it doesn't discolour the white things.
    Fry in the biggest non-stick pan you have so it doesn't start stewing in it's own juices. Use 1teaspoon garlic oil & fry maximum 4 minutes only so as not to have the moisture bleeding out of the veg.
    I seasoned with chicken salt.

    It was ok! Not amazing. Really needed the seasoning. I would have liked to cook it in more oil (or bacon fat maybe) but for dieting, the liver can only process 1teaspoon oil/fat in a 3hour period. Any extra is stored which means no weight loss! :(

    Maybe someone else here has a better recipe? I think I'll make soup with most of the remaining cauliflower after eating some fresh for lunch as I really like the crunch of fresh cauli with a little mustard on it.

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    It's also good for people who can't have rice.

    You could add some soya sauce, or powdered veggie or chicken stock for flavour.

    Personally I would whiz the cauliflower into rice but then keep the other veggies just chopped up small, like it would be in a fried rice. Other veggies, like chopped greens, carrot etc even mushrooms if you like them.

    I'd also add a protein source, like chopped chicken breast, egg, or a legume. Even just a small amount if trying to keep the calories down.

    Just some suggestions
     
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    ClissAT Valued Member Premium Member GOLD

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    Thanks for those ideas Letsgo. I'm supposed to be salt free too but I am failing with that one! :D So the soy sauce is a good idea, even if just a tiny bit.

    Yes I do a vegie stir fry & do a simple omelette as a wrap for the veg. I do like that meal.
     
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    Well I followed Letsgo's advice to add a little soy sauce & some protein.
    I made 3 thin egg omelettes with 2eggs beaten with 50% water.
    Wrapped the filling into the omelettes with some diced cherry toms added & it was much more yum!
    Nice dinner.
     
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    What a great idea! This would go well with lots of things.
     
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