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Rindaloo

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Posted: 13 Jan 2012, 16:15
Hi, I have seen talk of 'Cauli Rice'. I have never tried making it, but always assumed the rice was steamed then forced through a potato ricer. Tonight I have been looking through my books and on the net and I am finding that the recipe involves processing the cauliflower till it is in small bits, THEN cooking it! Hmm, am I wrong to think using a potato ricer would work? I haven't got a food processor (nor a potato ricer, but it'd be cheaper to buy a ricer, eh).
Lynne ~ Smile

lisakp71

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Posted: 13 Jan 2012, 16:43
I've only seen one recipe for it, but it said to shred the cauliflower.

A food processor would be easier, but I imagine a box grater would work fine in a pinch - just watch the knuckles! That cauliflower probably does a fair bit of crumbling in the process. Smile
lisakp71

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Posted: 13 Jan 2012, 16:43
...which doesn't exactly answer your question, but hopefully will get it accomplished with minimal expense, as it seemed you were going for!
Rindaloo

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Posted: 13 Jan 2012, 16:53
Thanks for that Lisa. Yes, was thinking expense, but also thinking "why did I think I could use a potato ricer".

Reluctant to use grater, as broke wrist last year and it hurts to do anything like that. But maybe it would actually be good physio.....
Lynne ~ Smile

Rindaloo

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Posted: 13 Jan 2012, 17:15
Ooh found this... http://www.annaandkristina.com/?action=d7_article_viewer_view_article&Join_ID=446939&template=tp-test-lab-view-article.htm7
Lynne ~ Smile

tajajo

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Posted: 13 Jan 2012, 17:36
the recipe i have calls for grating the cauliflower on a cheese grater
Tami
tajajo

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Posted: 13 Jan 2012, 17:38
Cauliflower Rice
It doesn’t get any easier than this!

1 large head of cauliflower
1-2 tbs butter or coconut oil
salt to taste

Use the large holes on your cheese grater to grate the cauliflower into small pieces. Heat the oil or butter in a large fry pan over med-high heat. Add cauliflower and cook until the cauliflower is soft and starting to get a little toasty.

If you want to get fancy, you could throw in some chopped garlic near the end.
Tami
LauPug1

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Posted: 13 Jan 2012, 17:57
This sounds awesome. I guess I will have to dig out my potato ricer and put it to good use. Thanks for the ideas.
lisakp71

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Posted: 14 Jan 2012, 06:28
That sounds even better than the one I saw. It was basically just put the grated cauliflower in the microwave (with no additional liquid) and cook until it's soft like rice. I like yours better!
jn-davis

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Posted: 14 Jan 2012, 07:08
I cooked my cauliflower until it was almost done first (softened but not mushy), then put it through the grating process - once used a regular grater, once a food processor. It seemed to make lots less mess than the time I tried it without cooking! It still had the rice-y look, and I just basically warmed it in the microwave with butter and salt before eating. It makes a great base for saucy dishes, and my husband likes it this way as well. It doesn't have the same texture as real rice, but it's sure close enough!
Jane
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Posted: 14 Jan 2012, 07:09
Wow, this looks amazing! I've tried using cauliflower to replace mashed potatoes but as rice would be cool too.
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JessWhatINee...

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Posted: 14 Jan 2012, 11:08
I've only used a box cheese grater on raw heads of cauliflower. I make a huge mess doing that!
I tried if for the first time because I really was having a craving for red beans & rice. I ended up mixing the two, with onions, peppers and creole seasoning in a casserole dish and baking.
Rindaloo

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Posted: 28 Jan 2012, 15:21
I've ordered a potato ricer! I plan to steam it first then 'rice' it.

Tajajo, I love fried cauliflower. I love fried broccoli even more. I guess I could try chopping the cauli finely, or ask husband to grate it Cool I just can't do it since I broke wrist.

Has anyone tried Dana Carpenders 'Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk?' It's really good. I served it on mashed cauliflower (the best I could do till the ricer arrives...). The recipe is in her Slow Cooker recipe book.
Lynne ~ Smile

jimmie65

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Posted: 31 Jan 2012, 21:48
We run the cauliflower through the grater on the food processor, then either stir fry it for Chinese-style rice or cook it like Spanish/Mexican rice. Either way, the "rice" only needs to be heated through. Stir-frying the veggies for fried rice or sauteing the onions and garlic for Spanish rice take longer than cooking the cauliflower.
riocaz

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Posted: 01 Aug 2012, 09:17
Having tried this last night I'm still trying to reconcile the fact that something that is 99.9% cauliflower can have a similar texture to rice, and not taste whatsoever of cauliflower?!?

It's utterly boggling me.

42" jeans(25/01/2013) 40"(28/02/2013) 38"(20/03/2013) 36"(25/05/2013)
Down from 60" waist jeans since June 21st 2012.

Still keeping to my 26" jeans, but they are too tight for comfort. too many tasty things in the US, and over Xmas.

Onwards and Downwards! Smile
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karabeth

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Posted: 01 Aug 2012, 10:23
I made the cauliflower fried "rice" recipe from this site 2 days ago and it was amazingly tasty! It didn't taste a bit like cauliflower! I am going to make a double batch next time because I licked the bowl clean.

I just grated the raw cauliflower on the cheese grater as well. It worked like a charm for me. Some bigger pieces got into the mix but it didn't both me one bit, just added some more texture!
riocaz

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Posted: 01 Aug 2012, 11:23
I had tried the fried rice before but I was so obsessed with making it not taste of cauliflower I added _far_ too much soy sauce. And all it tasted of was salt & soy.

I should have tried the "plain" version first.

42" jeans(25/01/2013) 40"(28/02/2013) 38"(20/03/2013) 36"(25/05/2013)
Down from 60" waist jeans since June 21st 2012.

Still keeping to my 26" jeans, but they are too tight for comfort. too many tasty things in the US, and over Xmas.

Onwards and Downwards! Smile
http://www.menu52.com/



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