What’s the Deal with Cauliflower Rice?

What’s the Deal with Cauliflower Rice?

White rice may be the most widely consumed food in the world, but the truth is that it doesn’t offer much in the way of nutritional value. Enter cauliflower rice, the low carb, gluten free, paleo friendly stand-in for the globe’s most popular grain. Finely chopped granules of cauliflower are also a good source of protein and vitamins C, K, and B6. They also have a more distinctive flavor than plain rice that’s still subtle enough to play well with a range of foods. 

It’s a staple here in the Sun Basket kitchen, where cauliflower plays a major role in our paleo meal plan. This week it’s available in our Steak and Eggs with Tomato Cauliflower Rice, where the cauliflower is cooked with tomatoes and paprika to make a savory bed for a high-protein dinner.

The cauliflower rice we send in our meal kits is pre-cut and ready to cook. If you ever want to make it on your own, it’s pretty simple to do. Chop the florets with a knife, grate a head on the largest holes of a box grater or use a food processor fitted with the grater attachment.

Ready to give cauliflower rice a try? Here are a few Sun Basket recipes to get you started.  

Japanese Pork Curry with Broccoli and Cauliflower Rice

Spicy Blackened Sole with Citrus Pico de Gallo and Herbed Cauliflower Rice 

Spiced Lamb Patties with Cauliflower Tabbouleh

Avgolemono Chicken Soup with Lemon, Egg, and Cauliflower Rice

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