So, everyone kept saying to me that I had to try “cauli rice”. Basically, that’s cauliflower that is riced to look like rice. Well, there is NO sub for RICE, right? Wrong. Very wrong. This works incredibly well! I was so shocked!! 🙂
Basically, on the market in my area I have two options for pre-riced cauliflower. Option A is the Trader Joe’s frozen riced cauli (about $1.99 per bag and one bag is 12 oz which is about 9 carbs for the whole bag….you are making a meal here…that works!!). Second, is the Green Giant Cauli Crumbles that I found just last night in Target for $2.99. It’s FRESH, not frozen, but I did freeze my bag as I was not using it right then. Anyway, here are the pics for you.
Trader Joe’s frozen riced cauli:
Green Giant Fresh Crumbles
So, if you decide to be the bigger chef and make your own cauli rice, well go ahead! LOL. I do not have the time for that, but hey nothing wrong with doing it the old fashioned way. However, in my area right now a head of cauli is 2-3 times the price of either of these options, so yeah I’ll cheat and take the easy way out!
Now for my recipe! 🙂 This I used with the FROZEN rice from Trader Joe’s. IF you are using fresh be it what you riced or the Green Giant variety….you DO NOT need to microwave it first. 🙂 Only if it is frozen. 🙂 And, now…the recipe!
12 oz riced cauliflower, frozen
1 small can peas and carrots, drained well
1 tbsp EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp soy sauce
1/4 tsp onion powder
Parsley for garnish (fresh chopped or dried is fine)
Place frozen cauli rice in a microwave container. Microwave 4-5 minutes just to get it thawed. DRAIN WELL. Note** if you are using fresh, skip this step for microwaving and just make sure you have most of any water out of it should there be any.
Place EVOO into a hot pan, not too hot, about medium-high heat and add the cauli rice. Stir well.
Add sauces and mix well.
Allow this to cook a few minutes until most of your liquid is gone.
Add drained veggies.
Season to taste with salt, pepper, and the onion powder.
Continue to cook, stirring occasionally to prevent burning, until it is cooked and heated through. You do not want to pop the peas! LOL. So, be careful there! 🙂
Your final pan will look like this (top with parsley…if desired) and it will be amazingly tasty, does not taste like cauli but tastes like, well RICE. Ohh yes! 🙂
I calculated the carbs, and it averages about 25 NET for the ENTIRE pan! WOW. This easily makes 6-8 servings, so you are looking at an average of 4-5 NET carbs a serving, depending on how much you eat! 🙂 I paired this with baked chicken cutlets (crusted with almond flour and seasonings) for a delicious meal.