Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower Rice

My husband hates cauliflower but he loves this cauliflower rice! It’s like a warm hug in a bowl and you can feel good about eating it. Unlike some other comfort foods, this one is low in carbs, high in fiber and packed with nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin B, vitamin K, magnesium and iron.

Like many of my recipes, this one is simple. Just a few main ingredients (cauliflower, mushrooms and spinach) that you can dress up as little or as much as you want. For more flavor, feel free to sauté some sliced onion (before adding the cauliflower) or minced garlic (after cooking the cauliflower), or simply use a pinch of onion or garlic powder. Cheese would also be delicious … grated parmesan for a mild nutty flavor, or gouda for a creamy punch. If you like things spicy, sprinkle in some red pepper flakes.

My favorite riced cauliflower is from Trader Joe’s. If you don’t have a TJ’s in your area, look for fresh, riced cauliflower that is in small bits rather that larger cubes. The larger cubes will work but I prefer the texture of the smaller bits.

Looking for some serving ideas? Swap out cauliflower rice for just about any place you usually eat rice, alongside fish, chicken, tacos or stir fry. Or keep it vegetarian in a big bowl with tofu, beans or other veggies!

Cauliflower Rice

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 16 ounces riced cauliflower (fresh, not frozen)
  • 1 Tablespoon butter (optional)
  • 2 ounces baby spinach

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 Tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are browned and any liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  2. Using the same pan, heat 1 Tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add riced cauliflower, season with salt and pepper, and cook until tender, about 6 minutes. Add butter, if using, and stir. Add spinach and cook until wilted, about 1 minute. Add mushrooms and stir to distribute. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper as needed. Serve warm and enjoy!

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