We are in the middle of a move, and I have not had much time to really get my ducks in order. I am still cooking as much as I can, and decided to finally make some cauliflower rice. I had seen it in Trader Joe’s, but I thought, nah, I ain’t buying that, It seems rather easy to make. I found a recipe from Minimalist baker and added some extra ingredients to make it my own.
What Are the Benefits of Eating Cauliflower
You may wonder why I am switching out my rice dishes for cauliflower. It is a healthier option. According to Healthline, the top benefits of cauliflower include:
- Nutrient Packed- This includes Magnesium, Potassium, & Vitamin C, without the calories. 1 cup of cauliflower rice contains 25 calories.
- High in Fiber- A serving of cauliflower rice contains about 3 grams of fiber. Consuming fiber can help with your digestive system.
- Contains antioxidants– Eating foods with antioxidants are known to help with your heart health and immunity, while lowered your risk for some cancers.
- Healthy alternative to grains and legumes- Cauliflower has loss carbs than rice, and helps increase your vegetable intake.
Making cauliflower rice is super easy, and with so many benefits, it’s great to use this rather than brown rice in your recipes.
You can save this rice (uncooked) for a month in your freezer, or longer. It’s a cheaper than buying it from Trader Joe’s, or anywhere else really. Extra points if you grew your own of course.
Recipes You Can Use With Cauliflower Rice
Once you master making cauliflower rice, you can use it in these recipes:
- Pizza crust
- Mexican Cauliflower rice
- Cilantro Lime Cauliflower rice
- Mushroom Cauliflower rice
- Thai Cauliflower rice