caulifower low carb couscous substitute…

14 Mar

cauliflower rice substitute urbanpocketknife

Wouldn’t you know, the one thing I wanted to feature on this plate ended up being the blurry one in the photo…sigh.  One of the hardest things about going low carb is getting rid of some of your staples in your pantry.  Things like rice, pasta and bread are just a few high carb foods that are so easy to make and are great fillers for any meal.

I’ve been reading other blogs about rice substitutes and the consensus is always cauliflower.  I thought I’d give it a go but to be perfectly honest, the texture is more like couscous then rice.

It’s quite simple really, just throw small chunks of cauliflower in your food processor and pulse until it’s the size you want.  Fry it up in a big pan with some oil, add some spices if you like, salt and pepper…really anything you’d put in fried rice.  I used some minced garlic and some barberries (a persian classic with a touch of saffron) and in no time you have a big helping of fake out couscous.  Just keep tasting it as you go along so you don’t overcook it.

It’s tasty, it feels likes starchy side but it’s all veggies man.  And best of all, it’s cheap, one big cauliflower is about 6-8 servings!

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