Coconut Cauliflower ‘Rice’

Processed with VSCOcamI’m a big fan of cauliflower. It’s a staple in my grocery bag and is on our table at least once a week in some form or another. Recently, I’ve cut out dairy (and seen huge improvement in my skin and less dietary issues). This unfortunately means that my go-to mashed or creamed cauliflower just isn’t the same – the reduced fat sour cream totally makes that dish. This week, I decided to try out the increasingly popular cauliflower ‘rice.’ To be fair, I’m not actually a big rice fan. I like it just fine on sushi, but that’s pretty much it. I love my carbs, but I just don’t get that excited about rice. Fortunately, this dish didn’t remind me very much of rice. Everyone talks about cauliflower rice like you’ll never know the difference. I respectfully disagree. I would never have confused this dish for rice, BUT, I really liked it. My husband found it a good enough side dish that I will definitely make it again.

Coconut Cauliflower ‘Rice’

  • 1 large head cauliflower
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 tsp garlic salt

The Delightful Coconut Cauliflower 'Rice'Chop cauliflower into florets. They don’t have to be uniform or pretty.The Delightful Coconut Cauliflower 'Rice'Add the chopped cauliflower florets to a food processor. You may have to do 2 separate batches, like me. Pulse the food processor 35-40 times to reach the consistency of rice or couscous.The Delightful Coconut Cauliflower 'Rice'Mince the onion very finely.The Delightful Coconut Cauliflower 'Rice'In a medium saucepan, heat coconut oil and minced onion over medium high heat. Here’s a link to my new go-to saucepan (pictured below). It’s dishwasher safe!The Delightful Coconut Cauliflower 'Rice'Sauté until onion is translucent, stirring frequently. The Delightful Coconut Cauliflower 'Rice'Add cauliflower, coconut milk and garlic salt. Bring to a low boil and reduce heat to medium, stirring frequently.The Delightful Coconut Cauliflower 'Rice'Cook 25 to 30 minutes, stirring frequently, until liquid is reduced and cauliflower has reached desired doneness. (This is significantly longer than any other recipe I’ve seen, but I didn’t like the crunchiness of the cauliflower after the often recommended 15-20 minute cooking time.)The Delightful Coconut Cauliflower 'Rice'

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