#sundaysetup: cauliflower rice and curry

Posted by on Mar 19, 2016 in Food

#sundaysetup: cauliflower rice and curry

With so many options, it’s easy to forget about the obvious starters and sides. Last week’s spaghetti squash and this week’s cauliflower rice are great low-carb staples. When you have 5 minutes to prep, plus 5 minutes to clean up? Why ever not? 

cutting cauliflower

Well, I can tell you one lazy reason why I don’t, and it’s because it’s a teeny bit annoying to cut cauliflower. Kind of like getting sand in your shoes or driving over 20 potholes. But hear me, it’s slightly messy, not hard. In fact, it’s easier/cleaner than both sand or driving down our beloved parking lot.

cutting cauliflower is messy

This week’s theme: IT COULD ALWAYS BE WORSE. 

While regular rice isn’t bad, when you see the options for your plate, it might be worth the try. Here are the facts, no fats or salt added. 

nutritional information between rice and cauliflower rice

Interesting, right?

Riced cauliflower

If I rice a couple heads of cauliflower, I have about 4-6 servings of cauli-rice for sides throughout my week. Here are some of my favorite ways to use it from simple to slightly more effort required:

1. A simple bowl of cauliflower rice, avocados, and an egg on top.

Cauli-rice with avocados and eggs

2. These sausages and a side of kimchi or sour kraut. My lunch favorite right now. Yum.

Sausages, kimchi, cauli-rice

3. Curry. Start your chilly Sunday Set-Up with this yummy recipe and you will fill your house with all the perfect smells while you meal prep the rest of your week. This recipe could be made with vegetables or garbanzo beans instead of chicken. Cauli-rice + curry-smells = self-care. {hugs}

Chicken curry with cauliflower rice | shemadeitshemight.com

roasted garlic cauli-rice
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Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 1 head of cauliflower rinsed, patted dry, and cut into pieces
  • ½ tablespoon oil or butter of choice
  • salt and pepper
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic crushed
Optional: skip the garlic and/or add other spices if you like!
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor or blender, toss cauliflower pieces, inner stems, and crumbs from cutting. Toss leaves and thick hard end stems in garbage.
  3. Puree until chopped into rice or pea size pieces.
  4. If cauliflower seems wet, dump cauliflower rice in a bowl and squeeze with a clean towel or paper towel to remove any excess moisture.
  5. Lightly brush rimmed cookies sheet with oil, spread cauli-rice on a cookie sheet in a mound, add crushed garlic if using, drizzle with oil, and stir it all together with clean hands or a spoon. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  6. Roast for 20 minutes. Stir it around, spread back down in a thin layer, continue roasting for 5-10 minutes more until cooked and lightly brown if you desire.
This recipe can be prepped to the end or through step 4 and saved in a container until ready to roast.

roasted garlic cauli-rice

Cauli-rice or not, share what you are making on our Sunday Set-Up page or hashtag #sundaysetup so we can find you!

~Heather

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