sides + salads. Cauli-rice

Published on December 3rd, 2012 | by CE Papas

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it’s a bird, it’s a plane…no it’s cauliflower rice! (paleo cauli-rice recipes).

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The paleo lifestyle says no to any grain. So this means no rice. This can be a tough one because a lot of gluten free / ‘health’ foods use rice as their main substitute ingredient.

Things like rice flour, rice flakes, rice cakes and rice crackers (the list goes on) fill the shelves of the health food aisle at woollies and coles.

When we make meals like curry or our sweet n sour prawns, serving them with greens alone doesn’t cut it. We grew up with these foods served with a side of rice, so it was a must to find an alternative!

Welcome to the world of cauliflower rice—‘cauli-rice’ for short (to the people not familiar with the paleo lifestyle: stop screwing your face up at the thought, this is a must try!) A simple way of creating a rice-like dish that most definitely satisfies those taste buds. The biggest positive about this miracle food is that (obviously) cauliflower is a vegetable, so no refined carbs AND if you eat a whole cauliflower (note: this is possible—proven from experience) you will only consume around 130 calories! If you ate the same amount of rice you would be consuming around 2000 calories! There is no need to count calories when you eat paleo and this is just one of the benefits.

Cauli-rice doesn’t take long to make (especially if you have a food processor) and there are lots of ways to enjoy it. To keep you all satisfied we have put together not one, but TWO different recipes for a cauli-rice to suit whatever meal it might be side-ing.  Our fried cauli-rice recipe is on its way!

Always merrymaking

e & c

coconut paleo cauli-rice.

stuff you need (serves four).

1 cauliflower
1/2 cup of shredded coconut
1 clove garlic chopped
1 cup of coconut milk
1 tbs raw honey

now what.

Grate or food process the florets of the cauliflower.
(It should look like ‘rice’!)
Place the coconut oil in a high heated pan.
Add the cauli-rice and stir for 2 minutes.
Turn the heat down to low and let the cauli-rice heat through for a further 4-5 minutes.
Add the shredded honey, coconut and coconut milk and stir until the rice becomes ‘sticky’ (usually 3-5 minutes)
Serve immediately.

 

gg (garlic + ginger) paleo cauli-rice.

stuff you need (serves four).

1 cauliflower
1 onion chopped
1 clove garlic chopped
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
1 tbs coconut aminos (soy sauce replacement)

now what.

Grate or food process the florets of the cauliflower.
(It should look like ‘rice’!)
Place the coconut oil in a high heated pan.
Add the chopped onion, garlic and ginger – sauté.
Add the cauli-rice and stir for 2 minutes.
Turn the heat down to low, add the coconut aminos, and let the cauli-rice heat through for a further 7-8 minutes.
Serve immediately.
 
We prefer to use Niulife coconut products. 100% Aussie + their office is just around the corner from us!! 

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Emma and Carla are the merrymaker sisters. Two aussie sisters who share original healthy paleo recipes and ways to live a healthier and more positive life! Find them on Google+



8 Responses to it’s a bird, it’s a plane…no it’s cauliflower rice! (paleo cauli-rice recipes).

  1. Rachi says:

    This is the only way I like eating cauliflower! I was so surprised when I first tried cauli rice how nice it was, so easy to make too. Definitely a winner! :)

  2. How amazing is it! We have a great recipe for fried cauli-rice so we will post that one soon too. e & c

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  4. Caris says:

    Hi there, it says to serve immediately but can you store it in the fridge? And if so how long roughly does it last? Thanks heaps :)

    • e & c says:

      Hi Caris, cauli-rice is a great side dish for meal prep. We prep enough to last us about fours days, just make sure you store it in air tight containers. Mmmm delish hot and cold!

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