Monday, October 8, 2012

Easiest Ever Primal Rice

On the primal diet, we don't typically eat rice except for a special occasion or cheat outing (A girl needs her sushi from time to time after all).  However, we discovered from various recipe sites out there that you can turn cauliflower into "rice" and use it in the same manner.  Because sometimes you want to eat a stew over "rice" or have your own stir-fry. 

My husband and I tried various different cauliflower rice recipes but finally I just figured out my own, extremely easy way to make it.  Depending on what you're eating, your kids won't even notice the difference or taste change.  It should just blend in with your soups, stews and more.  This one is primal approved and won't be carb heavy.  Your hips and stomach will thank you for it, trust me!

Easiest Ever Primal Rice

(Makes about 3 cups)

Here is what you'll need:
1 bag of frozen cauliflower (1 pound or 16 oz bag)
1 food processor
a microwave
a pretty serving dish

Directions, step by step with photos for your easy enjoyment: 

Take out your frozen bag of cauliflower.  If you have the time, let it defrost on your counter for 30 minutes to one hour.  If you're in a pinch, just run it under hot water in your sink for a few minutes to soften it a bit.

Pour entire contents into your food processor and blend.  DO NOT add any extra water.  You want it to resemble rice, not a liquid puree.  By keeping the cauliflower mostly frozen, you won't over-puree it.

Pulse in your food process for about two minutes or until your desired "rice" consistency. 

Then scoop out your "rice" and place it in a pretty, microwavable-safe serving dish.  Microwave on high for five to seven minutes.  Take it out and serve with your main meal. 

And hey, if you want "brown rice," then just place the cauliflower rice in a greased skillet with olive oil.  Saute until your rice becomes "brown," like this:



  1. Can you eat this plain with soy sauce over it?

    1. Hi Sharon,
      I suppose you could. Our family avoids soy sauce though so I haven't tried it. The short of a long story of why we don't eat soy is because most of it is genetically modified. Also studies have shown that soy binds itself with other foods you consume and take away their properties/values. But there is a long science behind all that that I'm still learning! Instead I will occasionally use coconut aminos which tastes very similar to soy sauce. You have to buy it at a whole foods/health store or online. I hope that helps!