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#1 Old 05-30-2017, 07:41 AM
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Do you have a good riced cauliflower recipe?

I have historically been a little bit leary of the riced cauliflower trend and had not tried it. I was in the store and picked up a bag to try. We ended up subbing it for Tofu in tacos and it was really good. We added beans on top for protein. I am not really looking for subbing it for rice or potatoes but more a main dishes sort of thing.

Do you have any ideas or recipes that you like?
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I have historically been a little bit leary of the riced cauliflower trend and had not tried it. I was in the store and picked up a bag to try. We ended up subbing it for Tofu in tacos and it was really good. We added beans on top for protein. I am not really looking for subbing it for rice or potatoes but more a main dishes sort of thing.

Do you have any ideas or recipes that you like?

The riced cauliflower trend seems to be driven (at least partly) by the public's fear of grains and starchy vegetables. At some health food stores, there is "bread" made from coconut (instead of from "evil" grains), and now there is "rice" made from cauliflower.


It does sound interesting, though. A good way to get people to eat more cruciferous vegetables.
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I have historically been a little bit leary of the riced cauliflower trend and had not tried it. I was in the store and picked up a bag to try. We ended up subbing it for Tofu in tacos and it was really good. We added beans on top for protein. I am not really looking for subbing it for rice or potatoes but more a main dishes sort of thing.

Do you have any ideas or recipes that you like?



As a main dish, cauliflower rice would be far too low in calories to be nutritionally suitable. It would be necessary to add calories and protein from other foods as well (as you did in your tacos).
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I am not scared of grains and starchy veggies , I eat quite a bit of them. I think that is why I was hesitant to try it in the first place because cauliflower seem to have gotten trendy for strange (to me) reasons. I was more just looking for an interesting variety to add to my diet. I like trying things that I have hesitation about just to see if my instincts are correct. In this case they were dead wrong. I am going to figure out some more things to do with it because it is sort of neutral tasting like tofu and lends itself to flavors.
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Eh. I do love cauliflower, and always have a bag of frozen, and buy fresh on sale in season. I've seen the recipes- like the pizza crust, but they just don't appeal to me. I like it in curries, lightly steamed and cold with dips (not a raw fan) or roasted. I love to use a stick blender and make soups as well as mashed with potatoes, or by itself. Very good as a base for chowders, and with a nooch or cashew sauce.
Ricing just seems like extra work

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