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Dottie 02-09-2013 02:57 PM

The cauliflower blender rice trick
 
Just letting you know it works quick using a cuisinart blender and frozen(thawed)cauliflower as well as a vitamix and fresh cauliflower(that is shown on youtube).

Put the thawed cauliflower in the blender and cover with tap water (cold). Pulse on high 3-4 times and it's done.
Drain and you have perfect cauliflower rice without a mess!

rosethorns 02-09-2013 04:16 PM

I love this Dottie. Really good for beginner cooks.

Dottie 02-09-2013 07:08 PM

I just decided to try it in my non-expensive blender to see lol -and it worked great!

tobelowcarber 02-09-2013 10:41 PM

Do you then cook this "rice" or eat it raw? TIA

Dottie 02-10-2013 12:31 AM

A brief sautee or steam works for it:)
I like to put a little olive oil and garlic in a skillet, once the garlic is fragrant add the riced cauliflower, salt and pepper and stir it around for about a minute. It's done then.
Also I add cumin, chopped cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice for a spanish rice :)

tobelowcarber 02-10-2013 03:23 AM

Thanks Dottie- this sounds devine :yummy:

Sting 02-10-2013 05:57 AM

Thanks Dottie looks easier than the mayo haha

rosethorns 02-10-2013 06:51 AM

I was telling my sister about this yesterday and she said wow that sounds so much easier than the was she has been doing it.

caukifkower rice can be used as you use rice.
spanish rice
stuffed peppers
stuffed cabbage
rice pilaf
fried rice

She had been using a box cheese shredder. I use a vita mix.

Dottie she says you were sent from the heavens,LOL. Tori says THANK YOU!!!!

Dottie 02-10-2013 07:10 AM

haha I was just testing something that was already "out there" ;) I refuse to invest in an expensive vitamix lol.

dianafoot 02-10-2013 07:29 AM

I saw this trick a few months ago on LCF and have been doing it this way in my super cheapo blender ever since. I make sure it is very well-drained and dry, then store it in containers in the fridge and pull it out to saute for rice dishes. Just be careful not to get it too fine, or you'll have pieces the size of cream of wheat. Still good for steaming and pureeing with cream, butter, etc., for mashed cauliflower, though.

dee 02-10-2013 08:37 AM

@Esther, can you advise how long and what setting you used on your vitamix? I tried to do it in mine a while ago and ended up with a big mess.

ravenrose 02-10-2013 10:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rosethorns (Post 16250296)
I love this Dottie. Really good for beginner cooks.

and how would an advanced cook prefer to do it? curious.

rosethorns 02-10-2013 11:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dee (Post 16251133)
@Esther, can you advise how long and what setting you used on your vitamix? I tried to do it in mine a while ago and ended up with a big mess.

Dee I do it in small batches and not for very long. You can end up with mush. Hope that helps.

Dottie 02-10-2013 12:09 PM

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Originally Posted by ravenrose (Post 16251353)
and how would an advanced cook prefer to do it? curious.

:hyst:
I think she meant for people shying away from trying the whole cauliflower rice thing because of the mess and hassle of grating it by hand ;)

low-carb-c 02-11-2013 07:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rosethorns (Post 16250934)
caukifkower rice can be used as you use rice.
spanish rice
stuffed peppers
stuffed cabbage
rice pilaf
fried rice

Rosethorn - I'm so glad you mentioned some ways to use rice. Can you believe it's been so long since I had any that I forgot how to use it? LOL!

roxysmum 02-14-2013 08:12 AM

never thought of doing this. Thanks for the idea

crazyj414 02-23-2013 02:44 PM

Thanks so much or this!!!! 5 secs flat!!!!!


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