Cauliflower Rice

Avoiding grains? Looking for a less-carby starch? Cauliflower rice is the answer! My nephew came to visit this week, so this photo is a beautiful illustration of creativity in the kitchen. We were trying to think of a grain-free starch to go with our lemon chicken and this came immediately to mind. For those who are sensitive to grains, gluten, or who are just trying to pack in an extra serving of vegetables, this a delicious and totally versatile recipe.

Cauliflower is a total shining star of the nutritional realm. It is packed with anti-oxidants, and is anti-inflammatory, great for your gut (lots of fiber!), and your heart. What's more is it will please even the pickiest palates. Delicious by itself, or served up with any dish that would otherwise call for rice. Bon appétit!

Ingredients:

1 small head of organic cauliflower, chopped into florets 1 small onion, chopped finely in a food processor 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil Salt and pepper

Method:

Put florets into a Cuisinart food processor (or use a knife) and pulse (or chop) them into a teeny, rice-like consistency.

Saute the onions in coconut oil over medium heat until translucent.

Mix in the cauliflower and stir until well-combined.

Season with salt and pepper.

Saute the mixture for 5-10 minutes until softened and/or lightly browned.

Adorn with any other seasonings you like, serve and enjoy! Goes great with any type of protein, or as a base for curries, or any other dish that would otherwise call for rice.

Benefits:

Cauliflower: Holy antioxidants! Need a gentle cleanse, this is your veggie. Cauliflower, a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, is full of cancer-fighting antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese, as well as phytonutrients such as beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, and quercetin (think cell detox and protection!). See here for more nutritional information and health benefits.

Coconut: Coconut is highly nutritious, rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Both modern and traditional medicine have recognized coconut as having antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. Meanwhile coconut provides a nutritional source of quick energy, and can be used to enhance endurance and physical performance. Coconut is also soothing to the digestive tract, and aids in absorption of other nutrients within the body. See here for more health benefits and nutritional information.