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Old 08-31-2013, 11:33 AM   #31
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I'm doing Dottie's this weekend...I've been here over 10years and have never rices or made fauxtatoes ....shocking isn't it!!
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:09 AM   #32
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I a nervous to try this, as I'm not fond of cauliflower as a veggie. Anyone have a "I can't believe it's cauliflower" story or recipe?
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:57 AM   #33
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I never use water it's watery enough imo. I just toss small chunks in blender and dry fry in a skillet
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:01 AM   #34
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I a nervous to try this, as I'm not fond of cauliflower as a veggie. Anyone have a "I can't believe it's cauliflower" story or recipe?
I think it takes on the flavor of sauces quite well... My loaded mashed cauliflower is a fave of lc and non lc friends alike. Quite honestly I taste the difference but my husband was fooled by the mashed at first. Cauliflower rice doesn't taste like rice exactly but is a great substitute and it isn't too cauliflowery I actually prefer it to the real thing in both instances
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Old 09-01-2013, 06:35 PM   #35
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My son and I both love fried rice and curry over rice. I cooked them both all summer while he was home and used cauli each time. He even loved it that way.
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:04 PM   #36
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I too prefer the cauli rice. I like that it takes the flavors of whatever you make and that it isn't sticky.
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:21 PM   #37
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If you don't like the flavor of cauliflower, make a more strongly spiced dish at first to see how it goes. Fried rice or Spanish rice come to mind.
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Old 09-02-2013, 02:55 PM   #38
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I agree with everyone! Tried cauli rice for 1st time tonight and LOVED it. I was getting bored with the plain meat and salad/veg dinners so the 'rice' has opened up a whole new world of possible recipes for me.

I used my food processor with grater blade to process it then popped it in the microwave for 6 mins. I added lots of salt and pepper. Not soggy, just right and way better than plain cauliflower.
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Old 09-02-2013, 06:33 PM   #39
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Caulirice story

I made cauliflower rice with a beef and gravy type dish for supper one night. DH went back for seconds but skipped the cauliflower rice. I hadn't told him it was not rice, just to see. I asked him if he didn't like the rice. He said, "No it's too good. I don't want to have the extra carbs. I am trying to be good". He didn't even know it wasn't rice. When I told him what it was, he was really surprised and loaded his plate with seconds of it!
I make sure the cauliflower is really fresh to make the best caulirice. I grate it with the shredding disk on my food processor. Then dry "fry" it with butter, till it is just past crisp tender. It doesn't taste of cauliflower to me at all.
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:22 PM   #40
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I made cauliflower shrimp fried rice for supper today. It's a lot of prep work, but it is VERY good! The next time I will utilize my food processor to prep more of the veggies to save time. I will definitely be making this again many times.
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:27 AM   #41
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If you use a really fresh head of cauliflower it has a very mild flavor and people that claim to hate cauliflower won't know what they're eating. The longer it sits around, the stronger the flavor gets and some frozen cauliflowers are pretty strong-tasting (but some are mild). Leeks and onions also help neutralize strong cauliflower flavor. The leek and cauliflower puree in the old Atkins book is wonderful!
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:50 PM   #42
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I have refused to believe the hype for years. Finally it dawned on me, it only costs a bag of cauliflower to see for myself.
Got a bag today and I'm so excited. If I had rice to eat, you can just put me in my happy place.
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:38 PM   #43
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Same problem here froggy! I always can find fresh (which I prefer) but for convenience I like frozen, and frozen cauli is SO hard to find around here!
If you're still in the Twin Cities, try Cub Foods for frozen cauliflower. (At least, the one in Fridley seems to almost always have it!) You're right, though, it's not a popular veggie around here for some reason. . . hard to find.
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:41 PM   #44
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Frozen vs fresh

Personally, I only use the frozen for cauliflower mashed fauxtatoes. Don't like it for rice. It is mushy and not as much like rice to me. Just my opinion. I use the frozen all the time though for the mashed kind. I find for the rice, I want the freshest fresh vegetable I can get. I chop it roughly and shred it through the food processor shredding disk, fry it and then prepare to enjoy!
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I have been reading this thread with great interest and am very interested in how, exactly, is the best way to prepare the "rice" once it's been put through the blender/processor. Do you just pan fry it as described several times in this thread? Since it's raw I have to assume it always goes through some kind of cooking process?

Sorry - I'm really just hearing about this though I've been low-carbing for some time. I am addicted to my "creamy cauliflower" but would love to switch it up every now and then.
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:28 AM   #46
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I cook mine covered in the microwave with a couple Tbs of water for 8-12 minutes just till its done but not mushy. Stir every 4-5 minutes. Add butter and salt and pepper. Enjoy.
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:57 AM   #47
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Frozen is blanched already, so it only takes a minute to cook it however you want it.
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:26 PM   #48
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Dottie I loved your picture you put up. Why did you take it down?
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:35 PM   #49
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lol I got tired of seeing myself
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It was a great picture, Dottie! We liked seeing you!
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:31 AM   #51
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I used the water/blender method to "confetti" my veggies for my bolognese sauce today.
I put a whole onion, quartered; 6 baby carrots; 3 stalks of celery and 4 cloves of peeled garlic in, covered with water and pulsed 5 times.
Perfectly fine chop for the sauce

I'm going to try coleslaw next using cabbage cut into chunks!
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