Recently, it has become much easier to find cauliflower florets at the grocery stores- all cut up and ready to go. I've found them at Trader Joe's, Safeway/Vons, and Costco (in a jumbo 32 oz. bag!). It's fairly inexpensive, easily accessible, incredibly good for you, and tastes awesome.... Go buy some :)
So, now that you've bought the cauliflower...... What are you supposed to do with it!? There are so many options! You can roast it in the oven (like I did with broccoli in this post), steam it with mixed veggies, puree it for a "mashed" consistency, or- my favorite- shred it into "rice"!
Cauliflower rice can be sautéed & seasoned to enjoy as you would typical rice (see recipe below). It can also be your base for Paleo pizza crust, Cauliflower Biscuits, or any other recipe that calls for "riced" cauliflower.
A Few Tips:
- Buy your cauliflower in bulk- you can buy the whole head & cut off the stems, or look for florets where the work is done for you!
- Shred it in advance, then store it in the freezer.
- When preparing dishes from frozen, give the cauliflower a few minutes to thaw before throwing it in the pan.
How to Shred Cauliflower:
- Remove the stems from the cauliflower so that you have florets (if not already purchased that way).
- Use a grater/shredder attachment on a food processor, or a handheld grater, to shred all of the cauliflower.
- Transfer whatever you're not using into freezer-safe Ziploc bags or plastic containers for storing.
- Plan the shredding process when you have time to do a bunch at once & are planning a dish that calls for it~ that way you're only having to clean up once & will have extras for another day!
Now that you've got your shredded cauliflower, try making my cauliflower biscuits, Paleo pizza crust (coming soon), or cauliflower rice-- perfect for a burrito bowl, side dish, or any other way you can imagine! Be creative :)