Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower Rice

This is super-simple to make, and offers a low-calorie, gluten-free, low-carbohydrate and grain-free alternative to regular rice. The best part is that it actually tastes like rice, not the fake rice imitations a lot of us have come to accept.

Just be sure when you’re blitzing the cauliflower in the food processor that you don’t over-process it to avoid cauliflower mush.

If you’re low on time or you can’t think of anything worse than chopping up some cauliflower (it’s okay, you can be real with me — we’re all friends here), most supermarkets have pre-riced cauliflower to help save you cooking and cleaning time. But even if you’re making it from scratch it can be on the table in less than 30 mins.

Serves: 3–4

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Cauliflower Rice

By: Lee Holmes

This is super-simple to make, and offers a low-calorie, gluten-free, low-carbohydrate and grain-free alternative to regular rice. The best part is that it actually tastes like rice, not the fake rice imitations a lot of us have come to accept.

Cauliflower Rice

Servings

Prep time

Cook time

Recipe


Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower (I used an amazing purple variety here)
  • 5 nitrate-free bacon rashers, chopped
  • 1 tbsp sesame or coconut oil + extra as needed
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • Large handful chopped spring onions
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 500g boneless & skinless chicken breasts, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced carrots (see tip below)
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 6 anchovy fillets, chopped
  • 2 tbsp wheat-free tamari
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • Handful coriander leaves + extra to serve, optional
  • Sesame seeds, to serve
  • Lime wedges, to serve

Method


  • Roughly chop cauliflower into florets, then pulse in food processor until it resembles rice. Set aside
  • Heat large wok over medium heat, and fry bacon until brown and crispy. Set aside in bowl.
  • Add splash of sesame oil to wok. Add eggs, tilting wok to spread evenly, and fry without stirring until cooked through. Remove from wok and roll up, then cut into slices.
  • Add a little more oil to wok, increase heat to high, and stir-fry spring onions, ginger and garlic for 1 min.
  • Add chicken and cook, stirring, to seal on all sides.
  • Add carrot and stir-fry until just tender, then turn out into bowl with chicken.
  • Add a little more oil if needed, then add cauliflower rice to wok. Stir-fry for 3–5 mins until tender, then return all cooked ingredients to wok, along with peas, anchovies, tamari, vinegar, lime juice and coriander, if using.
  • Serve warm, topped with sesame seeds and extra coriander, with lime wedges on the side.
  • Tip: For a bit of fun for the kids, cut star shapes from some of the carrots.

  

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Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes

Lee Holmes is a nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, wholefoods chef, Lifestyle Food Channel’s Healthy Eating Expert, blogger and author of the best-selling books Supercharged Food: Eat Your Way to Health, Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful, Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian, Heal your Gut, Eat Right for Your Shape and Supercharged Food for Kids.

Lee’s food philosophy is all about S.O.L.E. food: sustainable, organic, local and ethical. Her main goal is to alter the perception that cooking fresh, wholesome, nutrient-rich meals is difficult, complicated and time-consuming. From posting recipes, her passion to share her autoimmune disease story and help others has snowballed and the blog has recently taken home the overall prize at the Bupa Health Influencer Awards as well as the best blog in the Healthy Eating category. She also runs a four-week online Heal Your Gut program.

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