I’ve stated before that one of the hardest things for me to kick when going Paleo, is the rice. Searching the internet, I stumbled across something fairly interesting: Paleo Rice. At first, I was skeptical. It calls for using pulverized cauliflower to mimic the consistency and texture of rice. Sound weird? Ya, I thought so too as well. So tonight, I hit the grocery store, picked up some cauliflower and decided to give it a whirl. The results were pretty awesome and although it’s not quite rice, it is delicious.
This easy recipe is a great Paleo friendly replacement for rice.
- 1 head Cauliflower (large, washed)
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil ((or coconut oil))
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
Clean and trim the leafs from the cauliflower head so that all that remains is the florets.
||Cut cauliflower into manageable pieces and place in food processor. |
||Pulse processor until cauliflower takes on the shape and form of rice. Pulse further to achieve more of a couscous texture. |
||In a dry pot over medium heat, add cauliflower, cover and cook for about 10 minutes or until cauliflower is tender. |
This experiment turned out pretty good, but I’m thinking, if you were to add say a shallot, some minced garlic, some fresh parsley or a chiffonade of basil, we may be on to something really special here. I served my Paleo Rice along side a delicious oven roasted salmon filet.