As much as I love cauliflower, I had never eaten it riced. Now, I just can’t get enough of it fixed this way, so be prepared for lots more recipes to come. I thought I would share just a simple recipe in case you haven’t experimented with cooking it this way. For this dish, I just added a little lime and cilantro and it was fabulous. Sorry Natalie, it still tastes like cauliflower when you just add lime and cilantro. However, when you add it to other food, you can’t even tell it’s cauliflower. Stay tuned for a recipe for stuffed peppers that is out of this world using riced cauliflower. It adds a wonderful texture and flavor but it doesn’t taste like cauliflower when combined with other food. I love the way cauliflower tastes no matter what you do to it, but if you are a cauliflower hater, you should at least give this method a try.
To make this, you do need a food processor, although I suppose you could use a cheese grater. All you do is process it and then sauce it a bit until it’s cooked through. Then add whatever seasoning you choose. After processing it, I froze it in two cup bags to use later. I’ve heard you can buy this at Trader Joe’s already riced. Since Greensboro doesn’t have a Trader Joe’s, next time I’m in Winston-Salem, I’m going to check it out. How does Winston have a Trader Joe’s and we don’t.
Cauliflower is a Spring and Fall crop in NC, so we should be seeing it at the farmers market soon. I’m going to stock up to experiment with more recipes using it in place of rice. If you don’t feel like getting the food processor out you might like some of these cauliflower recipes. Roasted with Browned Butter, Roasted with Spinach and Pomegranate , Roasted with Pine Nuts and Raisins,Print
Lime Cauliflower Rice
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Side
- 1 head 3 cups riced cauliflower
- 2 tablespoons butter
- salt and pepper
- 3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
- ½ lime lime juice
- Cut cauliflower into florets about the same size. Place in food processor and process until it resembles rice. Don’t over process or you will get mush.
- Heat butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add cauliflower and salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently until it starts to brown but is still a little crisp. Remove from the heat and add cilantro and lime juice.
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