Friday, November 1, 2013

Cauliflower? Rice? Where have you been all my life?

Growing up, I was never a fan of cauliflower. It really wasn't until today that I found a love for it. If you are watching what you eat, doing clean eating, or paleo eating, or weight watchers, and I'm sure even more than that, then you've probably heard about Cauliflower Rice. It is super easy and quick to make and is rather mild in taste.

So of cooourse that meant I had to tweak it. ;) The result? Garlicky Spinach Feta Cauliflower Rice. Oooooh yeeeah!

declicious and healthy substitute for rice!

You will need:
  •  1 head of cauliflower, outer leaves and the core discarded.
  •  1 tsp butter
  •  1 tsp coconut oil
  •  1 clove of garlic, minced
  •  2 cups fresh spinach, roughly chopped
  •  2 to 3 Tbsp feta cheese, chopped into smaller pieces
  •  2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
  1. With a box grater/cheese grater, grate your raw cauliflower into pieces that are about the size of a grain of rice. For me, this was the section on my grater with the next to biggest holes.
  2. In a large pan over medium high heat, add your butter and coconut oil. (I use a mixture of coconut oil and butter because, well, I like a little taste of butter. Sue me. lol You can use all butter, no coconut oil, or you can use all coconut oil, no butter. Whatevs. Do you. :)
  3. Once melted, add your garlic and cook a minute or til fragrant.
  4. Add your cauliflower to the hot pan. Cook over medium to high heat for about 4 minutes, stirring often so it doesn't burn.
  5. Toss in your spinach and give it a good mix. Let cook for another minute or two until the spinach starts to wilt down. (I usually hit it with a lil garlic powder at this point to, but that's just me.)
  6. Add your feta and parmesan cheese. Stir well and cook for just another minute or two. This is your dish that you have to eat. Don't be shy! Dig in there and taste a piece!! Is it tender enough for your liking? Seasoned enough? Great! You're done. If it's not tender enough for you (I like mine quite tender and it's usually done by now) then cook til it is! If it's not seasoned enough for you, season it up some more! Make it yours. :D
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3 comments:

  1. I made this for my dinner tonight. I had all the ingredients and I love them all. It was easy, quick and so good! I follow your funny directions and hit it when you hit it. It is a keeper and I will eat this once a week. My hubby tried and said yum, I can eat this tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that you all enjoyed it! This still regularly makes it into my meal rotation. It's just so good. Lol Thanks for reading, giving it a try,and for leaving feedback, too! You rock! :)

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    2. I'm so happy to hear that you all enjoyed it! This still regularly makes it into my meal rotation. It's just so good. Lol Thanks for reading, giving it a try,and for leaving feedback, too! You rock! :)

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