Making Cauliflower Rice
Who hasn’t tried cauliflower rice yet? Well, it’s easier to make now that you can buy the crumbles ready to go, so let’s give it a try! I am a brand ambassador for Pompeian and I have used their delicious Pompeian Smooth Extra Virgin Olive Oil in this dish.
I made cauliflower rice a couple of years ago and decided that I wouldn’t do it again. It was a messy pain to get the cauliflower into tiny pieces. Since then, a client or two has asked me to come up with a recipe that contains cauliflower rice and I have done so. I’ve gotten a bit better at it but it’s still not my favorite thing.
What is my favorite thing is the new cauliflower rice (sometimes labeled as cauliflower crumbles) already broken into tiny pieces that you can buy in the produce section of the grocery store. All you need to do is open the bag, quickly cook it and eat.
In case you don’t know what it is, cauliflower rice is simply cauliflower that has been broken into rice-sized pieces. People use it as a healthy rice substitute in stir fries and stuffed peppers – anywhere you would normally put rice. I’m going to share a healthy “rice” bowl recipe with you soon that uses cauliflower rice instead of rice rice. It’s amazing how good it is in there.
OK, so, you got yourself a bag of cauliflower crumbles and you know you’re going to use them in a stir fry or rice bowl or whatever. But how do you cook them? It’s super-easy. Here’s how you cook cauliflower rice:
Heat some olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. 1 tablespoon of oil for 4 cups (12 ounces) of crumbles is just right.
Add the cauliflower crumbles and stir.
Reduce heat to low. Cover the skillet. If your skillet doesn’t have a cover (mine doesn’t), then use a big piece of aluminum foil.
Cook for 5 minutes. Remove lid and test if cauliflower is soft. If so, you’re done. If not, stir, recover and cook a couple more minutes.
Now you have cauliflower rice that is ready to be substituted into your favorite rice dishes.
Here are the printable instructions for making cauliflower rice:
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 12 oz (4 cups) cauliflower crumbles
- pinch of salt
- Heat olive oil in a skillet on medium heat.
- Add the cauliflower crumbles. Stir.
- Cover skillet.
- Cook until cauliflower is soft, 5-7 minutes.
- Stir in salt.