20 min 6
In addition to being a great pasta substitute, cauliflower is excellent as "rice," as well. You may not even be able to tell the difference in a stir-fry or when it is served with a flaky piece of fish. Fresh cauliflower is key for this recipe, so save the bagged cauliflower for other recipes.
1 head fresh cauliflower, florets removed and stalk discarded
TipsPERFECT PAIR TIP: Try this Cauliflower "Rice" with the Shrimp, Bamboo Shoot, and Boccoli Stir-Fry or the Roasted Cod with Garlic Butter and Bok Choy. Both recipes will be complemented by the "rice," which can be dressed up to suit the main dish's needs.
Directions Preparing:5 minCooking:15 min
Step 1Preheat the oven to 425°F.
Step 2In the bowl of a food processor, place the cauliflower and pulse for about 1 minute, or until the cauliflower is in very small pieces.
Step 3Set aside any cauliflower "rice" you do not plan to use immediately. It freezes well in resealable bags.
Step 4Spread the remaining cauliflower evenly on a baking sheet. Place the sheet in the preheated oven. Bake for 7 minutes. Remove the sheet from the oven, stir, and flip the cauliflower. Return the sheet to the oven for another 7 to 8 minutes.
Step 5When finished, use in a stir-fry or serve as a dish on its own.
Nutrition Facts (per serving of 3:1)