My new best friend…Cauliflower rice.

Carbs!! Who doesn’t love carbs..I do however at the moment I am on a low carb diet so I am always looking for alternatives to feed the carb monster inside me.

I then discovered Cauliflower rice…OMG it is amazing! The texture isn’t like rice however a great alternative to rice, I always feel satisfied when I eat it and the flavour possibilities are endless!

You can buy this in most supermarkets now already riced for as little as Β£1.

The other great thing is you can freeze it and it will defrost within a few minutes. A lot quicker than boiling rice, potatoes or pasta!

If you are going to freeze I would recommend buying some sealed freezer bags to store the rice in.

So enough of me praising the Cauliflower! Here are a couple of recipes for you to try.

Thai inspired rice! Serves 2-4 people

Takes 5-10 mins to cook

1 x Cauliflower or buy a pack of cauliflower already riced.

4 x Spring onions

2 x Cloves of garlic or 1 teaspoon of garlic powder

20 x Cashews roughly chopped

Coconut oil

Hand full of fresh coriander finely chopped.

Salt & Pepper

1 x teaspoon of chilli flakes or 1 fresh red or green chilli.

Method-

If you have brought a whole cauliflower grate this or blitz in a food processor.

Meanwhile chop up the other ingredients finely.

Fry the spring onion, chilli and garlic in a pan with some coconut oil.

Add the cauliflower and saute for 5 mins stirring occasionally.

Crush the cashews and sprinkle these on top of the mixtue along with the coriander

Season with salt and pepper (If using garlic powder add this here.)

Stir the mixture again and serve alongside a Thai curry or other Thai dishes you enjoy.

 

Tomato and red pepper cauliflower rice! Serves 2-4 people

Takes 5-10 mins to cook

1 x Cauliflower or buy a pack of cauliflower already riced.

1 x Clove of garlic or 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder

1/2 x Red onion, white or spring onion

6 x Cherry or plum tomatoes cut in half

1 x Red Pepper

Rapeseed or coconut oil

Large handful of spinach

Salt & Pepper

Method-

If you have brought a whole cauliflower grate this or blitz in a food processor.

Finely chop the onion and garlic, or use a garlic press if you have one. (If using garlic powder sprinkle this on the cauliflower when its in the pan.)

Slice the pepper into thin slices and chop the tomatoes in half.

Heat a frying pan to a medium heat with your choice of rapeseed or coconut oil.

Add the onion, garlic and peppers to the pan.

Once these start to soften add the cauliflower, tomatoes and the spinach.

Stir the ingredients in the pan and cook for a further 4-5 minutes.

Add salt and pepper.

Serve this with a salad, grilled chicken, salmon or a meat of your choice.

Let me know what you think. πŸ™‚

 

 

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