By: Alison Marras
October 6, 2015
(updated April 20, 2021)
A bowl of steaming hot, fluffy rice… heaven. There are few things that can sedate me like that can. I grew up eating tons of white rice and beans and till this day just the sight of it makes me feel comforted. Fried rice too, so naughty but so good … let’s cut to the chase here, OK, I LOVE RICE. Any kind will do. I absolutely love wild, brown and black rice in addition to white. I certainly don’t have it as often, once in a while and maybe 1/4 – 1/3 cup for a serving… but I do enjoy every bit of it. Why? Unfortunately rice can basically turn to sugar in your stomach and with diabetes on both sides of my family and trying to live a healthy lifestyle, I have to keep it to a minimum. But there are certainly health benefits to it too and I definitely appreciate it much more now in moderation. Isn’t that how it always goes?
Anyhoo, in finding healthier alternatives to mix in – cauliflower rice is an excellent substitute. It’s a low carb option packed with vitamins and minerals and is SO easy to make. Like, EASY-EASY. If you have a food processor, or a knife and some chopping skills, you too can have this in your life. The first time I tried it, I was pleasantly surprised at how I could demolish a whole bowl and still feel great after. Since it’s also so quick to cook and versatile, it’s my go-to on weeknights when I need to get dinner on the table fast! This recipe is so flexible, and see my note about adding scrambled eggs to the mix if you’d like.
Autumn Veggie Cauliflower ‘Fried Rice’//serves 4/gluten-free/grain-free/vegan/low-carb
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