Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Cauliflower "Rice"

10 days into the New Year and I feel like one of the "Celebrity Rehab" people on their 3rd day in.  While I know the changes I am making are good for me, my body feels like it is dying inside.  Not in a bad way, but in a "why are you not giving me fatty, greasy, sugary food?" kind of way.

I did cave a little today.  I MAY have eaten a few handfuls bag of M&M's by myself.  I say MAY because it all happened so quickly that when it was over, I was literally speechless {maybe because my mouth was full}.  But it did make my 24 hour headache go away.  Still - not the best way to deal with a craving.  Tomorrow I shall be better prepared for work.

Since that episode with the M&M's, I KNEW dinner had to be high on the health scale.  So I tried a recipe I have been interested in for awhile - Cauliflower "Rice."

WAIT  WAIT  WAIT  Don't close the screen and flip to Glee quite yet!

Yes, we will turn this:

Into THIS:

What you will need:

1 Medium Cauliflower
1 onion, diced
2 TB. minced Garlic
1 TB cooking oil (I used coconut oil)


Heat oil in pan over medium/high heat.
Saute onion and garlic for 5-6 minutes.
While sauteing onions & garlic, rinse cauliflower and cut into about 8 sections.
Place half the cauliflower into your food processor (you can also just chop the cauliflower up with a knife, but it will take a little longer).
Pulse about 3 times. 
Add to pan.
Add second half of cauliflower to food processor and repeat.
Add some salt & pepper to your liking and saute for about 8-10 more minutes.


It took Gary a few bites in to realize what I had done, and he was quite impressed, considering he is not a fan of cauliflower.  Score 1 for me!

The process in pictures:

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  1. This looks awesome! I've made mashed cauliflower potatoes but never rice. We are on a paleo challenge right now (veggies, fruit, and meat) and its been 16 days (we are trying to make it 30). I DEF craved one day after a hard work out and had a similar moment with some cinnamon bears! Good luck and stay strong!

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  3. I've made mashed cauliflower before, but this looks great! What a wonderful idea.