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How to Make Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower has been trending in the foodie world lately and for good reason. The vegetable is super versatile, low carb and nutritious. One of my favorite ways is to eat it like rice or cut it into steak like shapes and roast it. Making cauliflower rice is very easy and much cheaper than buying the pre-packaged one which can sometimes have preservatives added.  

How to Make Cauliflower Rice

2 Easy Steps to Perfect Cauliflower Rice:

  • All you need is a fresh and healthy looking head of cauliflower without too many brown bruises. Remove the leaves, cut off any brown bits and cut the head into 8 pieces.  

How to Make Cauliflower Rice

  • Place 4 pieces of cauliflower in the food processor at a time and hit the pulse button to gently break down the cauliflower. I find that I only need to hit the pulse button 3 times to achieve the perfect rice like pieces. This also depends on the type of food processor you have. 

How to Make Cauliflower Rice in Food Processor

After you are done processing the second batch the result will be a large bowl filled with cauliflower rice that you can use for any dish. You can even freeze it in batches for at least a week for quick weeknight dinners. 

3 Easy Cauliflower Rice Recipes:

  • Simple Herb Cauliflower Rice: Heat a large pot over medium high heat. Add a tablespoon olive oil and and sauté 1 finely chopped medium onion with 2 cloves garlic. Add the fresh rice to onion mix and sauté  for about 4 minutes till cauliflower is cooked but not too soft. Add chopped parsley, cilantro and a squeeze of lemon juice from half a lemon. Mix and serve immediately.
  • Cauliflower Rice Biryani: If you love spicy biryanis but want to switch things up or are trying to lower your carb intake, this is the perfect dish. All you need to do is substitute rice with cauliflower rice in your usual biryani recipe and voila! It really tastes so good. 
  • Cauliflower Fried Rice: Sauté onions, garlic and ginger in a large wok or pan with olive oil for about 3 minutes. Add sliced carrots, green beans, red bell pepper and saute for another 3 minutes. Lastly add the rice and roughly chopped bok choy. Add half a teaspoon sesame oil, 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce and a tsp oyster sauce. Cook for another 3 minutes and serve with protein of choice.

 

How to Make Cauliflower Rice
What are your favorite ways to cook cauliflower? I would love to hear from you in the comment box below. Need another cauliflower recipe? check out my Hearty Vegetable Curry recipe and read about the benefits of cauliflower here.

 

 

Instant Pot Coconut Rice Recipe

I am sure you have heard so much about the instant pot, currently one of the hottest kitchen gadgets out there. I just got mine and I am obsessed with it. In just one week I have already made butternut squash soup, mashed potatoes and a one pot chicken and rice dish. Today I am sharing a delicious Instant pot coconut rice recipe. Coconut rice is great with stir fries, curries or by itself. We had ours with mutton curry for Sunday dinner and it was delicious.

Instant Pot Coconut Rice Recipe

Instant Pot Coconut Rice Recipe

You can find more ways to use this easy Instant Pot coconut rice recipe by clicking here for my post on delicious rice bowl dinners.

More about the Instant Pot

The Instant Pot is an intelligent multi-cooker with 7 functions including a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker/porridge maker, sauté/browning pan, steamer, yogurt maker and stockpot warmer. The Instant Pot cooks meals faster with less energy while preserving more nutrients.

Imagine coming after home after work having forgotten to defrost your meat. With instant pot you can cook food from a frozen state with great results. If you love beans you dont have to worry about cooking them for hours, with instant pot it takes no time to cook dried beans. This is great for your pocket as dried beans are much cheaper.

My Instant Pot was from Target and it was delivered to me in less than a week which was good as I hear that sometimes you have to wait weeks to get one on other sites. The instant pot comes in different models the lux, duo, duo plus, ultra and smart. I wanted to get the smart model but could not justify the extra cost so I went with the duo model. The duo model has pretty much the same functions as the smart besides the fancy bluetooth technology.

I could go on and on about the instant pot but all I can say is I am glad I bought it. I can’t stop talking about it you would think I work for Instant Pot. I really just love it and it has made my life in the kitchen much easier. Stay tuned for more instant pot recipes!

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Instant Pot Coconut Rice Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup mirepoix this is a mixture of chopped onion, celery and carrot
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup mirepoix this is a mixture of chopped onion, celery and carrot
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Turn on instant pot to saute' then add the coconut oil and cook mirepoix for about 2 minutes till onions are translucent.
  2. While mirepoix is cooking. Rinse rice under cold running water for at least a minute till water runs clear then add the rice to pot.
  3. Press cancel to stop sautéing function. Add coconut milk, water, salt to pot and mix gently.
  4. Close the lid. press the manual button and cook at high pressure for 3 minutes, cancel and natural release for 20 minutes.
Recipe Notes

The mirepoix which is a mixture of chopped onion, celery and carrots is optional. You can make plain  coconut rice by skipping the first step.

Easy Garlic Broccoli and Tomato salad

Hello Loves!  Today’s recipe is a delicious garlic broccoli and tomato salad, yummy indeed. I find steaming  to be my favorite way to cook vegetables and used it for this recipe. Fresh tomatoes, garlic and herbs are added for maximum flavor. You can have this dish as a side or even with scrambled eggs for a filling low calorie breakfast.

Easy garlic broccoli and tomato salad

Easy Garlic Broccoli and Tomato salad recipe

Ingredients

2 heads broccoli

1 cup grape tomatoes halved

1 medium  clove garlic

1 tsp juice from a fresh lemon

1 handful fresh parsley or cilantro

1 tbsp good quality extra virgin olive oil

salt and freshly ground pepper

Directions

  1. Set up your steamer or boil salted water in a large pot with steaming capabilities.
  2. Separate heads into small florets and rinse under cold running water.
  3. Place broccoli in the steamer and steam for 5 minutes till it is soft but still has some bite to it, it is very important that it doesn’t get overcooked and mushy.
  4. While steaming, blend garlic, parsley, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a food processor and set aside.
  5. Remove from steamer then add tomatoes and dressing immediately. Serve.

This dish is simple but is packed with flavor and nutrition.

Broccoli: great source of vitamin K, Vitamin C and Folate. Also packed with fibre and good source of vitamin B6, Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Potassium and lots more. I always make sure I buy some organic broccoli every week because I always find something to do with it.

Tomatoes: High in Vitamin C, Biotin, Vitamin K , also a good source of vitamin A, Copper, Potassium, Fibre and lots more. Did you know that regular consumption of tomatoes is beneficial for glowing and beautiful skin. This is another food you should include in your grocery cart every week. Tomatoes can be used in lots of dishes from salads, sauces to soups.

easy garlic broccoli and tomato salad

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