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Old 03-07-2011, 10:10 PM   #1
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How do I "rice" cauliflower

Hey guys, Im thinking of making that cauliflower pizza crust but Im not sure how to "rice" the cauliflower. ANy thoughts?

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Old 03-07-2011, 10:17 PM   #2
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Not a problem!

If you are using a raw cauli-- just grate it on the large holes of your grater. I use my food processor and the large hole disk/attachment thingy. Cut the cauli (discard the leaves, but you can use a lot of the stem) so it fits in pieces in your food processor, and buzz away.

Once it's grated, you can steam it any number of ways-- I put it all into a microwave safe bowl, put a wee bit of hot water in it (like, 1/4 c?) and cover with plastic wrap and holes in it, or a plate or something-- nuke for maybe 10 min.

Drain well, and use for whatever purpose. For the pizza crust (which I just tried last week and LOVE), really get as much water out as you can.
Especially if you're using frozen cauli-- squeeze it all out!

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Yea, I agree--getting the water out makes ALL the difference in how good it will be--and how un-cauliflowery it will taste. I am making huge batches now, draining it well and letting it sit in the fridge until needed--that seems to dry it out a bit.

Oh, I don't have a microwave in this apartment so I just boil it in water on the stove--it does need extra draining that way though : )

I have also found this resembles couscous more than rice--and when I made it with curry the other day, hardly anyone noticed what it really was--it really absorbs those spices!
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i cook it then use a potato ricer. it squeezes all the water out before it gets to ricing the cauli so is very quick and efficient
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I cook it, squeeze out moisture, and then use my handblender. Guess there's lots of ways!
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If you've got a food processor, thats the easiest way. Use the Shredder Blade. Then I nuke it for 10 mins.
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I used my food processor in the past but honestly, what a mess. It would take me 1/2 hour just to prep. I recently started using frozen cauliflower and after it's defrosted, just chopping it fine with a chef's knife. Now the prep time is around 5 minutes. No difference in taste as far as I can tell. It's my non-LC wife's favorite dish!
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Really RD? I just rough chop the cauli and feed them in the chute with the pusher and let it rip with the shredder blade. A whole head of cauliflower is done in no time for me.
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I grate it with a cheese grater and then steam it. It's really very much like rice consistancy wise.
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I find the food processor the fastest and easiest way to prep the cauliflower for faux rice. I use that machine daily,so haven't bothered to put it away lately.It just sits on my counter next to my Keuring
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I hand grate it and then throw it in a skillet with a very small amount of coconut oil or butter and 'stir fry' it. I don't know how that would work for a pizza crust though, I've only made faux rice with it.
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Really RD? I just rough chop the cauli and feed them in the chute with the pusher and let it rip with the shredder blade. A whole head of cauliflower is done in no time for me.
Yeah that's what I did too. And there were cauliflower "crumbs" everywhere - the cutting board, the counter, the floor. Man what a mess. To be sure, that just may have been me, and perhaps there are better techniques for using a food processor. But I always found it cumbersome and messy. Frozen stuff WAY easier for me.
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I don't know how that would work for a pizza crust though, I've only made faux rice with it.
It works fabulously as a pizza crust. You gotta try it! Its always a hit with non low carbers
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