Cauliflower rice aka Oh my god why haven’t I made this before

Jun 7, 2013 by

I like cauliflower as much as the next guy.  We eat it every once in a while and have even made an awesome mashed cauliflower recipe from one we grew in the garden, but we probably don’t eat it that often.

My wife found a recipe for Cauliflower rice and has been asking me to make it.  Well I finally got around to it and dammit I wish I had been making this stuff every day for the past 10 years.  It is so freaking good and so simple to make.

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The recipe is basically this

1.  Chop/grate up your cauliflower into tiny little pieces.  2.  fry it up in a pan.  3.  add spices.   It really is that easy.

The really great thing about this recipe is that you can add whatever spices or flavors you want and they all taste great with the cauliflower

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So here’s what you’ll need.  Some cauliflower, onion, garlic and some spices.

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Cut up the cauliflower into smaller chunks.

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In a food process throw in several cauliflower florets and pulse.  It works better to do smaller batches at a time.

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You will end up with your cauliflower looking like this and that is what you want.  Put all your cauliflower in a bowl and set it aside

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now throw in the garlic and onion and chop it up as well.   I used 3 garlic cloves and maybe 1/2 cup of onion.

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Now in a pan, add some cooking oil of your choice, and the garlic and onion.  I used olive oil.  cook for a minute until the onion in translucent.

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Add your cauliflower and stir around.  I added 1 tablespoon of butter at this point to give it a little flavor.  Cook this for 3-5 minutes stirring occasionally.

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Then  just add your spices and stir for another minute.  The awesome thing about this recipe is you can add anything you like.   I made three separate batches.  One had garlic and salt spices, the other, red and black pepper with chili flakes (pictured above) and the other had just salt and pepper steak seasoning.  All were super tasty.

I am definitely making this again and going out right now to plant more cauliflower in my garden.  I could eat this every day.

If you are on a paleo or keto diet, this will be your new best friend.

Ben…

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Mashed cauliflower from the garden

Mar 1, 2011 by

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So I had this HUGE beautiful cauliflower head growing in the garden and wanted to do something fun with it.  So after a bit of digging I found some recipes for mashed cauliflower.  Its a lo-carb, but high fat (lots of cheeses) version of mashed potatoes and is oh so delicious.

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The recipe is very easy.  You basically steam some cauliflower, throw it in a food process or blender with some cheeses and poof.   You have a creamy, cheesy, awesome mashed cauliflower dish that is sure to please.   Here’s how I did it.

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chop up and wash your cauliflower.  Steam it for about 15 – 20 minutes in a steamer.  You can also boil it if you want.

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then throw it in the food processor

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I added 3-4 tablespoons of sour cream

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then 2-3 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese

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Then 2 tablespoons of cream cheese.  And yes I did take this picture upside down.  That’s how I roll.

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And finally finished it off with the last hunk of brie I had laying around.

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Process all that good stuff together and voila.  You end up with a wonderful creamy and tasty dish.

Try this out next time your looking to do something different instead of just steaming cauliflower.

Ben…

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