I loved the feedback I got from my Banting Granola post the other day so I thought I share another of my favourite low carb basics with you.
Nick always teases me and says the Banting community would find a way to make chocolate (or something equally impossible) out of cauliflower if they could. He also blames the high price of things like butter and cauliflower on us low-carbers – supply and demand and all. He’s probably right!
CF really is the most versatile veggie, whiffy scent aside! I’ve had amazing cauliflower rosti, cauli-mash and and cauliflower pizza bases, but the easiest and my favourite is cauli-rice.
I use it as a my “starch” for curries, stews and bolognaise. The strong smell seems to disappear and it becomes the perfect base to take on flavourful, saucy dishes.
On a side note – they say cauliflower makes you fart, but for me, starchy wheat ingredients have a far worse effect (is that TMI???)
Sorry -I got side tracked – I shouldn’t talk of farting in a food blog!
I know zoodles (zucchini noodles) are also a great base, but they’re a pain in ass to make at home. You can buy them ready made in woolies, as you can, cauli-rice, but I’m not a fan, unless you’re planning to cook them on the same day. I find they don’t stay fresh very long, all chopped up, and they’re more expensive too.
Anyway, onto my method:
Microwave haters, look away.
Nuke the rice for about 5 minutes, stirring half way to distribute the butter and salt.
Thanks for reading! 😘