Do you ever look at a complicated recipe and just say “fuck it,” and order pizza instead? Been there…many…many…times! But it doesn’t have to be that way! Cooking can be easy, fun, and no longer something you dread. With this in mind, I bring you, Cauliflower Rice for Lazy People!
When I first heard of cauliflower rice and cauliflower mash, it involved a lot of boiling and steaming.
It was just too much, and I feel like I always ended up with a watery, piss poor excuse for my favorite starches. This Cauliflower Rice can be used as a rice replacement in almost any rice dish. You can add butter, cheese, or a vegan alternative like nutritional yeast to flavor it.
This is such a fantastic option because it’s a simple way to take in fewer calories and carbs. Especially serving it at night, it’s hugely beneficial to lower your carb intake after 3:00 pm or so. I for one always feel like total shit if I eat something heavy for dinner. My husband and I eat at like 7:00 pm usually and it’s close enough to bedtime to make me feel like crap, plus I hate sleeping on a full stomach. You can incorporate this recipe for cauliflower rice into most fad diets! Keto or Atkins, add some butter! Eating “clean,” don’t add a thing! I’m sure even your Weight Watchers coach would approve!
Cauliflower Rice for Lazy PeoplePrint Recipe
- 1 head of cauliflower
- 1 tbsp. of oil
- Cheese Grater (boxed is best)
Wash the cauliflower
Dry if off as much as you can
Remove the greens and any large stem from the bottom
Quarter it lengthwise down the stem
Grate the cauliflower like you would cheese
Saute it, covered, over medium heat with the oil for about 7 minutes. Stirring occasionally
Season it however you want. I use salt & pepper, you could also add cheese or nutritional yeast.