I have been eating loads of cauliflower rice lately, it is so delicious and super easy to whip up in only a few minutes. This cauliflower rice is a really simple recipe and is perfect to accompany with a curry, stew or lamb shanks.
I was chatting to one of my foodie friends, Julann while we were have a sneaky afternoon tea at work and she was telling me that she steams her cauliflower rice. It made me think that I needed to share the way that I make it and also share some of my tips that I have learned when cooking cauliflower rice.
Tips for making perfect cauliflower rice:
- Chop the cauliflower into small handful sizes and only blitz a quarter of the cauliflower at a time, this gives space inside the food processor to evenly chop the cauliflower down.
- You can also rice the stalks, don’t waste them, they can be eaten too.
- Cook the rice in a large wok with olive oil or if you prefer a small amount of stock, but don’t over wet it. There is enough moisture in the cauliflower already and we don’t want it to be soggy.
- Do not over cook the cauliflower rice, it is not as nice if it is wet and sloppy.
- Cauliflower rice reheats really well so save your left overs for lunch or another dinner.
- Add salt, chilli, garlic, ginger & herbs to your taste for extra yumminess!
- ½ head of cauliflower
- 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- Handful of fresh coriander, chopped
- Sprinkle of salt
- Chop the ½ cauliflower into about 8 - 10 pieces and place half of in in the food processor. Pulse the processor a few times until the cauliflower resembles rice and set aside.
- Repeat with the rest of the cauliflower pieces until it is all processed into rice.
- Heat a large wok over a medium heat with 1 tablespoon of olive oil in it.
- Saute the crushed garlic for 1 minute and then add the cauliflower rice.
- Continually stir and heat through the cauliflower for 4 - 5 minutes. If the rice looks dry add a little more oil or a touch of water.
- Sprinkle with salt to your taste and stir through the fresh coriander.
- Serve as a side dish or with a stew or curry.