The Quickest Cauliflower Rice I Know

CauliflowerCauliflower is a very user friendly low carb veggie.  And cauliflower rice  (small chopped pieces of cauliflower) is a staple in many low carb households, including mine.

In the beginning we had tried hand chopping the cauliflower or using my little personal food processor (way too small).  I needed to use the full sized processor to make progress.  But even then you have to core and chop the florets into sizeable pieces.  And it makes a mess with little bits of cauliflower everywhere.  And you have to clean everything, etc.

So these days I opt for the easy and quick route.

1 bag of frozen cauliflower

Put half into a blender (I use a dual blade Ninja Pro – which I like actually).  Pulse a few times.

And you’re done!

Repeat with the other half.

That’s it…it literally takes like a minute or two to have riced cauliflower ready.

And to cook it?

I just throw it in a pan with either some olive oil, coconut oil or rendered bacon fat, add some salt and pepper and cook over medium heat on the stovetop, stir a few times and in like 5-10 minutes it’s ready go.  One bag of frozen cauliflower is like 2-3 servings.  Double or triple up for leftovers.

Some people are a little cautious about microwaves.  Some prefer not to use them at all.  Others just cook their whole cauliflower in a microwave no problem.  Me personally, I don’t mind using a microwave to reheat something if it’s quick (less than a minute), but I really don’t use it to actually cook things.  For longer cooking times, I prefer the stove top.  No valid reasons, I guess, just a belief system of mine.  Trust issues, I guess.

But while cooking the rice, you could also add a little onion, garlic (fresh or powder), bacon, or whatever, like soy sauce.  Spinach or bok choy thrown in might be good too.  Cumin seed, your call.

Minimal cleanup, and if I can cook enough for leftovers that I can heat and eat, then all the better.

One Response to “The Quickest Cauliflower Rice I Know”

  1. avatar Robert says:

    So I tried this is in a different blender – not a Ninja Pro (dual blade) and it didn’t work at all. Sorry.

    My Ninja Canister cracked recently, but I guess I’ll be buying another one, cause that’s how easy it is to make cauliflower rice that it’s worth buying a replacement canister.

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