{Whole30} Cauliflower Rice

This cauliflower rice is a great and healthier substitute for white/brown rice. It’s perfect for stews, stir fry dishes, eggs and lot more.Β 

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“I will start my diet tomorrow.”

That’s always the statement I’ve been telling myself for years. I didn’t even know what tomorrow means anymore. πŸ˜› I’ve maintained my weight for years which is still overweight compared to my height. I didn’t care. Until one day, the scale just slapped me with additional 8.8 lbs. I had to buy new clothes. I blamed the inflammation I have in my body due to RA. My ex-colleague laughed at me when I told her “You know what? I think I am heavier now because of this inflammation.” I think I was waiting for her to agree with me, but she just laughed. 2017 came and no diet happened.

Just one month ago, I’ve finally decided that I should really start. On the same day of thinking about starting (and I am still not sure if that will be like finalΒ final),Β the Whole-30 Program just popped out from my brain.

When I checked the rules of the program, my first reaction was “Seriously? NO SUGAR, NO BREAD, NO RICE.. No ALMOST EVERYTHING I ENJOY?’ Knowing myself, I wouldn’t ever take a break from having sugar, rice and bread! No freaking way! But something just pushed me to do it. And I am very proud to say that I completed one round of the Whole-30 Program.

I will continue the story about my experiences on the next post as I don’t wanna bore you with a long post.

Now, let’s talk about this Cauliflower Rice…

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I never thought, in my entire life, that I would trouble myself with making this rice. I would always tell myself “Why do I have to try or make it when I can cook white rice? That goes way better with stews and all.” I ate my words, I know.

Cooking white rice in a rice cooker may look easier, but this cauliflower rice doesn’t take that much of energy. Plus, it’s healthier and also goes very well with stews, scrambled eggs, stir fry dishes and a lot more. This can be cooked with water or broth, but broth will make the rice tastier. I hope you’d try it, too, and let me know what you think. πŸ˜‰

I am taking this healthy stuff at Fiesta Friday #161, co-hosted by Laura. Also, thanks to our amazing Angie for having this party for us every week.

Cauliflower Rice

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  • 1 small cauliflower
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp broth
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • Spring onions, sliced (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Break cauliflower into small florets, discarding the leaves.
  2. Place them in a strainer, rinse and let them dry.
  3. When they’re dry, place them in a food processor.
  4. Pulse until the florets look like grains of rice.
  5. In a skillet over medium heat, add in coconut oil.
  6. Add cauliflower rice, stirring constantly, for about a minute or so.
  7. Add in broth and cook for about 5 minutes or until cauliflower rice is cooked/tender.
  8. Turn off the heat and add in sliced spring onions.
  9. Season with salt to taste.

Notes:

I had about 3 cups of riced cauliflower. If you’ll have more or less, you can adjust the seasoning. I used the S-blade. Cauliflower can be grated, too.Β 

Addition of chopped coriander will be amazing. I just didn’t have them when I made this.

Ghee can be used instead of coconut oil and any broth will do.

I wish you all a relaxing and fantastic weekend! Happy Fiesta Friday!

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38 thoughts on “{Whole30} Cauliflower Rice

  1. Cauliflower rice is fantastic isn’t it! I even managed to fool the kids with it! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

  2. I love cauliflower rice! It’s great all day long, especially with onions and mushrooms and a fried egg on top for breakfast. Perfect way to start your day with veggies.

  3. I just recently tried cauliflower rice for myself and was surprised at how well it satisfied my craving for regular grain rice. It’s great stuff. Good post Jhuls πŸ™‚

          1. I can tell you that when you do eat sugar again, it won’t taste so good, and it may well make you feel a bit rubbish, as much because you know now how damaging it can be…

  4. Yum Jhuls – taps right into my love of all things cauliflower. I tried it once for a paella and it worked well – hopefully inspires others trying to cut down on carbs too! And happy Fiesta Friday of course – I almost forgot that one!

    1. I was insanely crazy over rice and all things sugar. I am very happy that I took a chance to say ‘see you later’ to them and discovered that I can go on a month without them. I am planning to do a second round which I hope I can keep up again… well, maybe few cheating 🀣😜 Thanks for co-hosting, Laura. Happy Fiesta Friday.

  5. Jhuls I was waiting to hear the rest of your story. You stopped it abruptly. I am sure it was a success. I hope you are not feeling weak. I need some inspiration too. As for the cauliflower rice it looks delicious and a must try πŸ‘

      1. Nice to hear it worked for you. It is very inspiring Jhuls. I was missing from the blogging world for the last few months as I was super busy with the construction of our new place. And I missed visiting all of you. But now I am back and will love to linger around your lovely blog. I also need recipes of interesting low calorie food because I didn’t have the time to eat proper home made food and had to make do with fast food on many occasions.

  6. I love cauliflower rice, sometimes I use coconut water as well and add some currents. I will be interested in hearing how you got on with the Whole 30. I have considered it but it is the “no dairy” that is my road block. Do you feel better? Did it have a positive effect on your weight?

    1. Hi, Liz. I had to cut my love for sugar, too. I am more than happy that I survived. I have another post that I hope you’ll read, too. https://thenotsocreativecook.wordpress.com/2017/03/04/whole-30-coconut-lime-chicken/

      I feel better and I’ve lost weight as well. I will finish the next post and share it as soon as I can. πŸ˜‰ Thanks a lot for your interest. I love the sound of cauliflower rice with coconut water and currents. I should try that some time. πŸ™‚

        1. I will have 2 days cheat day. Today is my first day as I finished the 30 days yesterday and tomorrow is the 2nd cheat day.πŸ˜¬πŸ˜… I ate chocolate cake todayπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€£

  7. Good luck on Whole 30! I definitely recommend trying the cauliflower rice with coconut aminos (aka fake soy sauce). Also curries are your friend!

    1. I have yet to get that coconut aminos. I am planning to, before I started the program, but I changed my mind. I think I need to purchase the 6-pack one.😬 Thanks for stopping by.

  8. Looks really good! I have been wanting to make cauliflower rice for a long time but somehow always felt I won’t like it. Looking at your pics makes me really want to try it πŸ˜ƒ

    1. That’s what I felt before I tried, but it was great. Maybe it won’t go as delicious with some main dishes compared to white rice, but it’s great with the ones I tried. I will have to try it more with more main dishes.😊 Thanks for stopping by, Shamira.

  9. I’m right there with you Jhuls. I’ve just started “trying” to eliminate rice, breads and sweets from my diet. However, I don’t wish to completely eliminate it, just curtail maybe? πŸ™‚ Your cauliflower rice looks amazing, I’ve started using cauliflower in a lot of dishes too, including mashed. Good luck with your program, I look forward to hearing more. As food bloggers, it is so tempting to see so many amazing recipes out there. Moderation is key I tell myself πŸ™‚

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