I hate to sound spoiled by modern conveniences, but what would we do without cauliflower rice? So many cultures around the world serve their cuisine with a side of rice, or rice as the main ingredient itself. Going keto and inherently grain free could close a lot of doors in the way of variety, so in my opinion cauliflower rice is golden.
The best part is cauliflower rice, or riced cauliflower, is more readily available now than it has ever been. When the paleo diet started to take off, I saw a recipe for cauliflower rice and gave it a try. I started off by dropping a whole head of cauliflower in a blender, and ended up making more of a puree than anything resembling rice. Trader Joe’s was the first grocery store I saw to carry cauliflower rice and actually finding it in stores was like locating the Ark of the Covenant or the Holy Grail (cue the Indiana Jones theme music!)
Cauliflower is also a super nutritious… when you think of vitamin C, you probably think of oranges, but cauliflower is absolutely packed with vitamin C and K. It is also a great source of antioxidants, fiber, and has the ability to fight inflammation and boost cardiovascular and brain health. Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family’s long with broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage. As one of my favorite authors, Mark Twain, once said, “A cauliflower is nothing but a cabbage with a college education.” I’m not sure what that means, but I also love cabbage, and there are just too many nutritional benefits of cauliflower to be ignored.
Check out the links below for more information on the amazing health benefits of cauliflower: